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2/13/2016

South Dakota Lion Kills Rise as Population Dwindles

On February 3, 2016, news outlets in South Dakota reported that 20 mountain lions had been killed so far in the 2016 Black Hills season. 13 of the 20 were females.

Two days later a hunter in Lawrence County, South Dakota "harvested" a three-month old female kitten.

Mountain Lion Foundation is convinced that South Dakota's tiny and fragile mountain lion population is finally . . .
2/13/2016

Shut Your Big Trap!

By Robert Basler
Reprinted with permission from author and the Santa Fe Reporter.

You wanna play hiking roulette?

For people who love the outdoors, New Mexico is truly a magical place.

You can hike for miles and miles on public land, marvel over indescribable vistas, gasp at . . .
2/12/2016

Happy Birthday, Charles! You were a lion!

We'll be there to greet you at Sacramento's Darwin Day, tomorrow, Saturday, February 13 from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. For those who live elsewhere on the evolving planet, visit darwinday.org

Darwin said, "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." Much of the work of the Mountain . . .
2/10/2016

Wyoming's Lions Escape Trapping Plan

By Dr. Mark Elbroch, Lead Scientist, Panthera's Puma Program
Cartoon courtesy of the Jackson Hole News and Guide

In January a bill was introduced in the Wyoming Legislature that, if it had passed, would have allowed any person with a valid hunting license to kill a mountain lion using a trap or snare. As a Wyoming resident . . .
2/4/2016

Colorado's First Wildlife Bridge

Colorado's first wildlife bridge is proving to be a huge success. Saving the lives of both wildlife and motorists, the wildlife overpass on Highway 9 in Grand County was designed to reduce collisions on one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the state.

The multi-million dollar project is the first of its kind in Colorado. Cameras placed on the bridge show deer and a fox have . . .
1/28/2016

Lion Confirmed in Tennessee!

Making history, Tennessee confirms its first mountain lion in over 100 years!

In October 2015, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) received photos from the trail camera of an Obion County hunter claiming to have proof of a mountain lion. Because most lion images circulated online are either mistaken identity or from another location, TWRA took some time to investigate the . . .
1/28/2016

THANK NYE NEVADA SHERIFF FOR TELLING US THE TRUTH

Mountain Lion Foundation is in Nevada all this week, and so it might seem like a coincidence that a mountain lion was killed in Las Vegas just as we were checking in for a series of public meetings that will affect mountain lions in Nevada. But it happens all too often.

Monday, January 25, 2016 Nye County law enforcement received a report of a mountain lion in Pahrump, Nevada (just . . .
1/24/2016

LAUGHABLY LOW PENALTIES IN MONTANA LION CRIMES

Roy and Stanley Hankins - two hired houndsmen in Montana - have been sentenced for illegally killing mountain lions in 2012. Both men received only $1000 fines, suspended jail time, and loss of hunting privileges for two years.



The fact that these were only misdemeanor counts and that hunting privileges were only denied for the minimum 24 months is outrageous. Even more shocking . . .
1/22/2016

MLF Attends Rangeland Summit

Staff and volunteers attended the California Rangeland Summit to network with many of the most committed ranchers and conservationists in the state.

The day-long meeting dealt specifically with wildfire and rangeland management, and was focused on mediating the impacts of wildfires like those experienced in California in 2015 to rangelands dedicated to wildlife, conservation and . . .
1/21/2016

Thank you Utah: Another Cougar Relocation!

As evidenced by a series of wonderful photos, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources lived up to its motto this week, proving that "wildlife is valuable to everyone" by relocating a mountain lion that wandered close to homes in Heber City. The female lion was spotted by neighbors in a backyard tree. Eventually, the lion "bailed out of the tree" and UDWR tracked, tranquilized and relocated the . . .

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