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8/27/2014

Mountain Lions, Bears, and Wolves Gain Protection in Illinois

The following is a press release from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources


SPRINGFIELD, IL - The gray wolf, American black bear and mountain lion (cougar) will come under the protection of the Illinois Wildlife Code on Jan. 1, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller announced Monday. Senate Bill 3049, signed by Gov. Pat Quinn, gives the . . .
8/21/2014

North Dakota's mountain lion population declining

The following story was written by Brian Gehring and originally posted by the Bismark Tribune

A cooperative study with the Game and Fish Department and South Dakota State University is entering its fourth year. Data from the first three years indicates North Dakota's breeding population of mountain lions is confined to the northern portion of the Badlands.

A multi-year . . .
8/16/2014

Mountain lion removed from Rosamond backyard

The following story is a repost from the Antelope Valley Times in Southern California.


ROSAMOND — A mountain lion spotted in a Rosamond backyard Friday morning was safely removed by state wildlife officers and returned to suitable habitat, authorities . . .
8/13/2014

Six Colorado Big Game Hunting Guides Accused of Trapping and Injuring Lions for an Easier Kill

Two Colorado big game hunting guides, Christopher Loncarich, 55, of Mack Colorado and his partner Nicolaus Rodgers of Shady Cove, Oregon, who were part of an outfitter's group of Western-slope guides that led expensive mountain lion hunts around the Book Cliffs Mountains on the Utah border are charged with 17 counts of violating Federal wildlife crimes.

The two are accused of trapping . . .
8/12/2014

Safari Club International Sues California over Mountain Lion Possession Ban

Claiming that Proposition 117's import ban - Section 4800 of California's Fish and Game Code - violates the Constitution's Commerce Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, Safari Club International (SCI) recently filed suit against California State Attorney General Kamala Harris, in Federal Court.

The California Fish and Game Code SCI is challenging,
8/7/2014

South Dakota Stifles Public Opinion for the 2014-15 Lion Hunting Season

Despite a dwindling mountain lion hunting success rate, South Dakota's Game, Fish & Parks Department is not recommending any changes in hunting quota levels for the upcoming 2014-15 season to the Commission when it meets today.

The Department's decision means there will be no public hearing or discussion on the accuracy of the state game agency's lion population model or whether South . . .
8/5/2014

Drought driving mountain lions, coyotes into foothill communities

The Following Story is a repost from the San Bernardino Sun and the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin written by Doug Saunders, of the San Bernardino Sun, and Liset Marquez, and Greg Cappis of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Posted: 08/01/14, 9:56 PM PDT


Mountain lions indigenous to life in the foothills are making their way into neighborhoods, possibly looking for food . . .
7/30/2014

A Nebraska Rancher is Generating Irrational Fears Against Mountain Lions

Despite evidence to the contrary, a rancher who lives near the rural community of Ainsworth, Nebraska is spouting stories about marauding mountain lions and continuing his private campaign to generate public fear and hostility against these much maligned animals.

The rancher claims that two of his horses sustained serious injuries from a mountain lion on the night on June 30th. A . . .
7/29/2014

Researchers Examine Mountain Lion Population Dynamics and Disease

The following story was written by Jeff Dodge, Colorado State University


A Colorado State University research team is examining how illnesses are transmitted in mountain lion populations in an effort to manage future outbreaks of diseases, such as feline leukemia virus, that could threaten the . . .
7/28/2014

Caltrans to Build $2 Million Bridge to help lions Cross the Road

Biologists have long viewed Southern California's crisscrossing system of highways as insurmountable barriers that hinder the natural movement of mountain lions and other wildlife. These unintentional barriers are one of the leading causes of mountain lion deaths in that region of the state due to automobile accidents as well as intraspecies fights over territory within these man-made islands of . . .