Last Thursday, a Churchill County, Nevada rancher shot and killed a mountain lion after it attacked some ducks on his property.
According to Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy, the dead lion was a 4-year-old male weighing approximately 110-pounds. Healy also confirmed that the dead lion was not the same animal that harassed some goats west of Fallon early this . . .
The same day news reports came out about a den of lion kittens being ravaged and killed by a an uncontrolled research hound, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (SDGFP) Commission decided to consider a petition presented by South Dakota Houndsmen Association member Brad Tisdale to allow the use of hounds to hunt mountain lions outside of the Black Hills hunting district.
Last March, Griffith Park's resident mountain lion -- P-22 was found to be suffering from mange and overexposure to rat poison. Now, nearly eight months later, Park officials have release photographs in which P-22 appears to be, strong, healthy, and happily feeding on the carcass of a deer.
P-22's health problem was originally discovered when researchers recaptured him in order to . . .
Update: A Federal court sentenced Colorado Big Game Hunting Guide Christopher Loncarich to 27 months in prison and 3-years probation for violating Lacey Act.
The sentence was part of a plea bargain when Loncarich plead guilty on 17 counts, for capturing mountain lions and other wildlife in Colorado and Utah so they could be used in expensive "canned" hunts for clients, some of whom . . .
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission announced that an 89-pound female mountain lion was killed by a hunter yesterday in Dakota County. This is the second mountain lion killed during Nebraska's inaugural lion hunt in the Prairie Unit Hunting Area. This hunting region includes almost all of the State and has a year-round, unlimited lion hunting season.
An 8-year old, female mountain lion that had been seen wandering throughout a Boulder, Colorado neighborhood for the past week was tranquilized and captured by Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife rangers yesterday afternoon.
The mountain lion, which was wearing a non-functioning radio collar, was first thought to be pregnant because of a distended belly. At that time, the rangers . . .
A study of the eating habits of mountain lions, carried out on private lands, is underway in one of the Sky Islands* of Texas, about 90-minutes north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Researchers from the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) at Sul Ross State University have managed to get more than 50 ranchers and other landowners to allow the study to take place on their properties. A . . .