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2/3/2015

CDFW rescues starving mountain lion kitten from California beach

Responding to a report, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) warden Jared Strouss spotted a small, wet, female mountain lion kitten sitting on some rocks on the beach about a mile south of Islay Creek in Montana de Oro State Park late Sunday afternoon.

"I don't know if she fell in, but when I saw her she was sunning herself, and I wanted to give her time to get back up and . . .
2/2/2015

Oregon Fish and Wildlife thumbs its nose at conservationists by killing another innocent lion

Last Friday afternoon, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) proved once again that they don't care how other states handle wandering mountain lions by first capturing and then killing a young dispersing lion found in the rural community of Bend, Oregon.

It all started when local law enforcement officers responded to a call from a resident who said that a mountain lion was . . .
1/15/2015

Nebraska Decides Not to Hold a Lion Hunt this Year

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Director Jim Douglas announced today that there will be no mountain lion hunting season in 2015.

Claiming that the Commission's decision was not a result of the controversy generated by Nebraska's inaugural lion hunt, Director Douglas indicated that they needed to review the situation and that there might be a mountain lion hunt in 2016.

At . . .
1/12/2015

2nd round for Nebraska's Mountain Lions: Senator Chambers is still in the fight!

Last Friday, Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers made good on his promise and introduced legislation (LB127) removing the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission's (NGPC) authority to issue hunting licenses for mountain lions this year.

Similar legislation was introduced by Senator Chambers . . .
1/7/2015

Mountain Lions Could Return to New England

The following story was originally written by the Associated Press and posted on January 2, 2015 on the Centralmaine.com website.

A Vermont animal tracker known nationally for her expertise in tracking cougars believes the big cats will eventually return to the Northeastern United States and neighboring parts of Canada, but she says the region won't see large numbers of them . . .
1/5/2015

Utah game wardens start the New Year off right by saving a wayward lion

This New Year's weekend, a Salt Lake City family got a rare chance to not only see a mountain lion up close, they also got to see Utah Division of Wildlife Resources(UDWR) wardens take the rare, but correct step of helping a young mountain lion.

The Stringhams were vacationing at a friend's cabin near Bear Lake, which is located in the upper Northeastern corner of the state, when someone . . .
12/30/2014

2014 record year for panther deaths - Can the Florida panther survive?

Today, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a non-profit advocacy organization, reported that 2014 was a very bad year for the Florida panther. During this past year 30 members of that endangered species were killed with more than a third of those deaths females of kitten-bearing age.

According to PEER, panther mortality this year could represent as much as . . .
12/24/2014

Few Rules, No Protections For Kentucky's Mountain Lions

The following story was originally written by Richard Essex and posted on the LEX18.com website

The killing of a mountain lion by state conservation officers has generated a discussion about whether the big cat should have been protected.

LEX 18 . . .
12/23/2014

Nebraska Game Commission Looking for Excuses to Kill More Lions

Despite an assault on their authority by the state legislature, and unprecedented mortality numbers during the inaugural hunt year, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) is looking for ways to justify a second mountain lion hunting season in 2015.

On January 1st of this year, Nebraska opened its first mountain lion hunting season since that species was eradicated more than a . . .
12/22/2014

California's SB 132 -- at work saving another lion

Last Friday evening, a young, dispersing female mountain lion got lost and ended up in the middle of a mobile home park in the Southern California community of Newbury Park.

Residents spotted the lion at approximately 5:30 p.m. and contacted the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. Once on scene, Sheriffs Deputies secured a safety perimeter and awaited assistance.

When wardens . . .