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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 . . .
12/17/2014

Another Nebraska Lion Shot - Authorities Looking for Killer

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) announced yesterday that they are looking for the person who illegally shot and killed a 2-year old female mountain lion south of Chadron in the Nebraska National Forest.

NGPC officials stated that a hunter came upon the carcass of the mountain lion and reported his findings to authorities. An investigation took place and it has been . . .
12/16/2014

Kentucky game wardens kill 1st mountain lion to return since before the Civil War

Late yesterday afternoon, a woman walking her dog on her farm in northern Bourbon County, Kentucky spotted a mountain lion. The dog immediately took off and chased the lion up a nearby tree.

Officers from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) were dispatched and eventually arrived on the scene where they shot and killed the first known mountain lion to return . . .
12/15/2014

Mountain Lion Killed in Nevada for Eating Ducks

Last Thursday, a Churchill County, Nevada rancher shot and killed a mountain lion after it attacked some ducks on his property.

According to Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy, the dead lion was a 4-year-old male weighing approximately 110-pounds. Healy also confirmed that the dead lion was not the same animal that harassed some goats west of Fallon early this . . .
12/12/2014

South Dakota considers allowing hounding for 2015 lion hunting season

The same day news reports came out about a den of lion kittens being ravaged and killed by a an uncontrolled research hound, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (SDGFP) Commission decided to consider a petition presented by South Dakota Houndsmen Association member Brad Tisdale to allow the use of hounds to hunt mountain lions outside of the Black Hills hunting district.

According to . . .
12/5/2014

Hollywood's favorite lion is feeling better - and now has a Friend!

Last March, Griffith Park's resident mountain lion -- P-22 was found to be suffering from mange and overexposure to rat poison. Now, nearly eight months later, Park officials have release photographs in which P-22 appears to be, strong, healthy, and happily feeding on the carcass of a deer.

P-22's health problem was originally discovered when researchers recaptured him in order to . . .
12/1/2014

Oklahoma Wildlife Department Confirms Mountain Lion Sightings

The following story was written by Ed Godfrey and first posted in the Oklahoman.


State wildlife officials recently confirmed two mountain lion sightings in northeast Oklahoma.

Photos of the mountain lions were caught on two trail cameras, one in . . .