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WA Game Commissioner admits new rules to kill more lions just a "feel good" plan to appease ranchers over wolf problem

The following story was written by Sandi Doughton and originally posted on the Seattle Times website:

Conservation groups are challenging new rules that expand cougar hunting in some parts of the state, arguing that the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission disregarded scientific studies that show increased harvests don't reduce cougar populations and can actually lead to . . .

Utah authorities make the right call and catch rather than kill a wayward lion

Responding to a 911 call, Pleasant Grove Police officers discovered a mountain lion sitting in a tree last Friday morning. Apparently a dog from one of the nearby residences had scared the 2-year dispersing male lion up onto his precarious perch.

Deciding that the lion was too close to a popular hiking trail to just be left alone, officers from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources . . .

Florida's Panther Recovery Plan under attack from the FFWCC

A controversial proposal to scale back conservation plans for the endangered Florida panther was presented to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission last Tuesday by Commissioner Liesa Priddy, and the Commission's Executive Director Nick Wiley.

The policy proposal suggested that Florida's efforts in recovering the panther population needed to shift from expanding the . . .

Governor appoints two new members to the California Fish and Game Commission

Governor Brown announced two new appointments to the California Fish and Game Commission today: Eric Sklar, of St. Helena and Anthony Williams, of Huntington Beach.

If confirmed by the State Senate, they will replace Richard B. Rogers of Santa Barbara, who was appointed to the Commission in 2005, and Michael Sutton of Monterey, who was appointed in 2007.

The following . . .

Wildlife activists unable to sway New Mexico Game Commission

In a special Saturday session, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMGF) presented the State Game Commission with its preliminary proposal for changes to the rules and quotas for hunting bears and cougars in New Mexico.

Speaking before a crowd of almost 100 people, representatives from the Department used their old trick of increasing the amount of recognized habitat to claim . . .

Arkansas officials confirm lion shot last November walked 1,200 miles to be killed

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announced yesterday that the mountain lion killed by a deer hunter in Bradley County last November originated in the Black Hills region of South Dakota; almost 1,200 miles away.

Wildlife Genetics Laboratory (WGL) in Missoula, Montana conducted the DNA test. Using a database which includes mountain lion samples from populations in South Dakota, North . . .

Mountain lion sightings no cause for alarm

The following story was written by Ann Powers and originally posted on the Plumas County News website.

A growing concern over a perceived increase in recent mountain lion sightings and attacks on pets in residential neighborhoods is being reported to Portola city officials and the Sheriff's Office and posted on community Facebook pages.

However, California . . .

Male mountain lion found in SoCal's Verdugo Mountains

The following story was originally posted on the 89.3 KPCC website

Researchers reported Friday they had caught and tagged an adult male mountain lion living in the Verdugo Mountains north of Glendale.

Known as P-41 - short for "Puma 41" - the 130-pound male was captured on May 7, marking the first time a mountain lion has been studied in the isolated mountain range . . .

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 . . .