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4/13/2015

26 Lions Dead in Montana from Traps

Even though it's illegal to trap mountain lions in Montana, 48 lions have been captured in traps set for other animals over the past two years. Of those lions captured, 26 died and at least six suffered some form of damage to their paws but were released along with the non-injured lions.

One of the more egregious examples was presented recently by Cal Ruark, a former president of the . . .
4/8/2015

Mishka: Washington Fish and Wildlife's first bear dog retires after 12 years of faithful service

This story was written by Annette Cary, and posted by the Tri-City Herald on March 19, 2015.

While the following story refers mostly to bears, Mishka and his fellow Karelian bear dogs are similarly used to deal with wayward cougars



Washington's first Karelian bear dog likely has harassed his last bear and sniffed out the wild game bones left behind by a . . .
3/24/2015

Mountain lion tragically killed for defending itself

A mountain lion was unfortunately shot and killed by a park ranger in the employee housing area of Glacier National Park in West Glacier Saturday evening.

The incident started around 5 p.m. when the two dogs of a returning park employee unexpectedly raced out of her car and attacked a mountain lion that was lingering nearby.

One of the dogs broke off the fight and quickly . . .
3/13/2015

Nebraskan farmer kills cowering mountain lion kitten

Earlier this week, a farmer and his neighbor were working outside a farmhouse located about five miles south of the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska. During the course of their work they heard growling coming from under the farmhouse porch. Further investigation by the pair revealed a frightened mountain lion kitten cowering in the dark.

The farmer proceeded to shoot and kill the animal . . .
3/12/2015

South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission rejects challenges to stop the hounding of lions

During last Friday's public hearing, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission (SDGFPC) rejected two challenges to a new rule allowing the use of hounds for hunting mountain lions on private land outside the Black Hills.

The first challenge was a letter questioning the legality of SDGFPC's approval of the new hounding rule since it hadn't passed a review by the state Legislature's . . .
3/10/2015

New Mexico Varmint Bill Stopped

Calling it one of the worst pieces of legislation they had seen, members of the New Mexico House Regulatory and Public Affairs Committee voted 5-0 yesterday to defeat HB 586, proposed legislation to reclassify mountain lions in New Mexico as varmints.

The bill's author, State Representative Zach Cook, originally tried unsuccessfully to avoid controversy by referring to HB 586 as a . . .
3/9/2015

New Mexico moves forward on legisation to kill more lions

This story was written by Milan Simonich and originally posted on the Santa Fe New Mexican website


Cougars would become an unprotected species in New Mexico under a bill that . . .
3/2/2015

Chambers still fighting for Nebraska's lions

The following story was written by AP reporter, Grant Schulte and originally posted on the Lubbock Avalanche Journal website.

Nebraska's longest-serving senator vowed Thursday to outlaw mountain lion hunting in Nebraska even if he has to circumvent a legislative committee to bring it to a vote.

Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha said Nebraska's mountain lion population is so . . .
2/25/2015

Two Montana lion hunters get slap on the wrist for killing a family of lions

In January, authorities with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) received a tip that two men, Dwain Robertson and Douglas Smith, had trespassed onto private property, in a region closed to mountain lion hunting, and had possession of the carcass of a juvenile mountain lion.

Investigation of the tip led the landowner and MFWP wardens to the carcass of a female lion . . .
2/18/2015

Nebraska's mountain lion automobile license plate bill passes 1st hurdle

In addition to authoring Nebraska's Legislative Bill 127 to remove the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission's (NGPC) authority to issue hunting licenses for mountain lions, State Senator Ernie Chambers has also introduced legislation to help Nebraskan's better understand these special creatures.