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New Mexico's intolerance of mountain lions continues

A little over a month after a bill to allow the trapping of mountain lions failed in the state legislature, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMGF) announced yesterday that it was going to place leg-hold snares in several canyons near the community of Los Alamos to capture a lion they claim killed two dogs.

A spokesperson for NMGF, justified the Department's actions with the . . .

Parts of upper Great Lakes could suit cougars

The following story was written by Logan Clark and originally posted on the Great Lakes Echo website.

Don't call it a comeback. Call it a potential comeback.

Habitat is suitable for cougars to recolonize the Upper Great Lakes region, according to a study out of Michigan Technological University.

The study, published last November in the Public Library . . .

Another wayward lion saved in California: Thanks to Senator Hill

Yesterday, in a sign of karmic fate, San Mateo played host to a 15 hour-long game of hide-and-go-seek between the San Mateo Police Department and a young, dispersing mountain lion.

The male lion, weighing approximately 60 to 80 lbs. was first spotted by San Mateo residents around 4:30 a.m. near the corner of Avila Road and South El Camino Real. Responding police officers spotted the . . .

Florida Legislature diverts money voters want spent on critical habitat

The following story was written by David Fleshler and originally posted on the Sun-Sentinel website.

The directive from Florida voters was clear: By a 75 percent majority, they approved a proposal in November to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to buy and protect unspoiled land.

So what does the state Legislature plan to do with the money? Wages for officials who . . .

Adult Male Mountain Lion Roadkilled in Missouri

A car hit and badly injured a mountain lion on Interstate 44 in eastern Laclede County early Tuesday morning.

When State Troopers arrived on the scene around 6:30 a.m. they found the animal badly injured and suffering. A decision was made to kill the lion and put it out of its misery.

Wildlife damage control biologist Jim Braithwaite stated that the dead lion was an adult male . . .

Oregon ranchers supporting bill to create predator control districts

Claiming that "this bill is driven by the landowners," State Representative Dallas Heard of Roseburg, has proposed legislation wending its way through the Oregon state legislature that would allow landowners to petition counties to establish special tax districts in which properties would be assessed up to $1 an acre to raise funds for predator control conducted by USDA's Wildlife . . .

New Mexico ranchers and deer hunters want to trap mountain lions

The following story was written by Dan Boyd and originally posted on the Albuquerque Journal website.

A proposal to allow New Mexico hunters to use traps to kill mountain lions has sparked strong opposition from environmental and animal protection groups.

The Game Commission will begin studying the trapping plan - and other proposed changes to cougar and bear hunting . . .

Reward offered for Florida panther found shot to death

The following story was written by Eric Staats and posted on the Naples Daily News website.

A search is on for the shooter of an endangered Florida panther found dead on the side of Immokalee Road last month.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Wednesday they are offering a $5,000 reward for information . . .

Oregon Representative declares 3 wildlife bills dead in committee

Declaring that he won't approve any partisan bills, Representative Brad Witt, the Chairman of the Oregon House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources announced the death knell of three wildlife bills last week.

The first two, HB 2050 and HB 3515 were of an anti-wildlife nature.

House Bill 2050 bill would have allowed individual counties to ignore the restrictions in . . .

Another Santa Monica Lion Crosses the Road

The following story was written by David Montero and originally posted on the Pasadena Star-News website.

National Park Service officials reported this morning that a second mountain lion in a month has crossed the 101 Freeway from its habitat in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Since NPS biologists have been tracking mountain lions in the area in 2002, only two of . . .