Lush river Inlet to Payette Lake in Idaho at sunrise.
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Always a work in progress, this page is a collection of publications, articles, photos, reports, regulations, comment letters and legislation we have complied through the years.

Current efforts include making each publication an active link, either to the publication itself, or, for materials under strict copyright protection, to an abstract and an opportunity to purchase the material.

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  • The status of Puma concolor in Idaho.

  • State law and regulations affecting cougars.

  • The history of cougars in Idaho.

  • Ecosystems and habitat in Idaho.

  • Cougar science and research in Idaho.

  • Our library of media, research and reports.

  • How you can take action to help!

Idaho Cougar Files Sorted by Type

Scientific Research

  • Amstrup, S. C., Beecham, J., Journal, T., & Apr, N. (1976). Activity Patterns of Radio-Collared Black Bears in Idaho ACTIVITY PATTERNS OF RADIO-COLLARED BLACK BEARS IN IDAHO1. Wildlife Society, 40(2), 340–348.
  • Ausband, D. (2011). Fence Made of Scents May Help Wolves Steer Clear. News, p. 19305.
  • Balkenhol, N., Holbrook, J. D., Onorato, D., Zager, P., White, C., & Waits, L. P. (2014). A multi-method approach for analyzing hierarchical genetic structures: A case study with cougars Puma concolor. Ecography, 37(6), 552–563.
  • Bernatas, S., & Nelson, L. (2004). Sightability model for California bighorn sheep in canyonlands using forward-looking infrared (FLIR). Wildlife Society Bulletin, 32(3), 638–647.
  • Bishop, C. J., Unsworth, J. W., & Garton, E. O. (2005). Mule Deer Survival Among Adjacent Populations in Southwest Idaho. Journal of Wildlife Management, 69(1), 311–321.
  • Bishop, C. J., Unsworth, J. W., Garton, E. O., The, S., Management, W., & Jan, N. (2016). All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions AMONG ADJACENT POPULATIONS IN MULE DEER SURVIVAL, 69(1), 311–321.
  • Bodie, W. L., Garton, E. O., Taylor, E. R., & McCoy, M. (1995). A sightability model for bighorn sheep in canyon habitats. Journal of Wildlife Management, 59(4), 832–840.
  • Grant, & Thesis, C. (2000). Information to users. Arbor Ciencia Pensamiento Y Cultura, 6.
  • Holmes, B. R., & Laundré, J. W. (2006). Use of open, edge and forest areas by pumas Puma concolor in winter: are pumas foraging optimally? Wildlife Biology, 12(2), 201–209.
  • Hurley, M. A., Unsworth, J. W., Zager, P., Hebblewhite, M., Garton, E. O., Montgomery, D. M., … Maycock, C. L. (2011). Demographic response of mule deer to experimental reduction of coyotes and mountain lions in southeastern idaho. Wildlife Monographs, 178(178), 1–33.
  • Jensen, A. M. E., Peck, L. S., & Wilson, M. V. (2016). Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, Brigham Young University, 48(4), 403–421.
  • Johnson, N. (1983). this period. the general U.on season ra.n from September This has varied from year to year and unit by unit.
  • Katnik, D. D. (2002). Predation and habitat ecology of mountain lions (Puma concolor) in the southern Selkirk Mountains, (May), 243.
  • Keith, L. B., & Windberg, L. A. (1978). A Publication of The Wildlife Society A DEMOGRAPHIC SNOWSHOE CYCLE, (58), 3–70.
  • Koehler, G. M. (2015). American Society of Mammalogists American Society of Mammalogists USE AMONG MOUNTAIN RESOURCE SEASONAL, 72(2), 391–396.
  • Laundré, J. W., & Hernández, L. (2008). The amount of time female pumas Puma concolor spend with their kittens. Wildlife Biology, 14(2), 221–227.
  • Laundré, J. W., & Loxterman, J. (2007). Impact of Edge Habitat on Summer Home Range Size in Female Pumas. The American Midland Naturalist, 157(1), 221–229.
  • Mansfield, T. (2007). Role of State Wildlife Agencies in Managing Mountain Lions. Transactions of the 72nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, 217–224. Retrieved from
  • Pierce, B. M., Bleich, V. C., Monteith, K. L., Bowyer, R. T., Smith, P., Journal, S., … Terry, R. (2016). American Society of Mammalogists Top-down versus bottom-up forcing?: evidence from mountain lions and mule deer Linked references are available on JSTOR for this article?: All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions Top-down mule versus bottom-up forcin, 93(4), 977–988.
  • Press, A. (2015). Society for Range Management Mountain Lion Social Organization in the Idaho Primitive Area [ Abstract ], 29(5), 24–25.
  • Press, A., Journal, T., & Management, W. (2012). in Mountain Lions, 33(3), 457–464.
  • Rules, G. (2005). 2004-2005 Mountain Lion Hunting Seasons, 57–59.
  • Services, W. (2011). Demographic Response of Mule Deer to Experimental Reduction of Coyotes and Mountain Lions in Southeastern Idaho ´ n Respuesta Demografica del Ciervo Mula a la Reduccio Experimental de Coyotes y Pumas en el Sureste de Idaho ´ ponse De ´ mographique du Cerf. Wildlife Monographs, (January 2009), 1–33.
  • Seymour, E. (2015). National Science Teachers Association, 21(4), 230–238.
  • Station, S. E. (1984). ARS is now testing various methods of delivering baits and other compounds to coyotes. Should toxicants be cleared for predator control or suitable antifertility compounds be identified, attractants and delivery devices will be necessary for field deploym, 63–70.
  • Stubenbordt, B. Y. P. M. (2008). A Roadmap for Success with LASIK, (April 2005), 6–11.
  • Virginia-Tech. (n.d.). Idahoan ’ s Views of Fisheries And Wildlife Management.
  • White, C. G., Zager, P., & Gratson, M. W. (2010). Influence of predator harvest, biological factors, and landscape on elk calf survival in Idaho. Journal of Wildlife Management, 74(3), 355–369.

Agency Reports

  • IDFG. (1828). No Title.
  • IDFG. (1973). Mountain lion.
  • IDFG. (2000). Idaho 2000 mountain lion hunting stats.
  • IDFG. (2001). Idaho 2001 mountain lion hunting stats.
  • IDFG. (2002). Akenson et al 2002 Winter Predation and Interactions of Cougars and Wolves in the Central Idaho Wilderness.
  • IDFG. (2002). Idaho 2002 mountain lion hunting stats.
  • IDFG. (2003). Idaho 2003 mountain lion hunting stats.
  • IDFG. (2003). Southeast Mule Deer Ecology 2002 to 2003.
  • IDFG. (2004). Idaho 2004 mountain lion hunting stats.
  • IDFG. (2005). Idaho 2005 mountain lion hunting stats.
  • IDFG. (2006). Idaho 2006 mountain lion hunting stats.
  • IDFG. (2007). Idaho 2007 mountain lion hunting stats.
  • IDFG. (2008). Idaho 2008 mountain lion hunting stats.
  • IDFG. (2009). Idaho 2009 mountain lion hunting stats.
  • IDFG. (2010). Idaho 2010 mountain lion hunting stats.
  • IDFG. (2011). Idaho Department of Fish and Game Predation Management Plan For the Lolo and Selway Elk Zones, 1–17.
  • IDFG. (2014). Predation Management Plan for the Middle Fork Elk Zone.
  • IDFG. (n.d.). Idaho Mountain Lion Status Report.
  • IDFG. (n.d.). Rules Governing Classification and Protection of Wildife, 1–9.
  • IDFG. (n.d.). Rules Governing the Taking of Big Game Animals in Idaho.
  • IDFG. (n.d.). Rules Governing the Use of Bait and Trappong for Taking Big Game Animals, 1–8.
  • IDFG. (n.d.). White et al Mountain Lion Survey Techniques in Northern Idaho; A Three-Fold Approachl.
  • USDA. (2002). Idaho USDA Helps Resolve Wildlife Conflicts in Idaho.
  • USFS. (n.d.). Risk Analysis of Disease Transmission Between Domestic Sheep and Bighorn Sheep on the Payette National Forest.



  • Associated Press 2008 3 Malnourished Cougar Kittens Killed in East Idaho
  • Associated Press 2008 Big Cat Expert to Speak at Mountain Lion Workshop.
  • Associated Press 2008 Cougar Sighted Near Idaho Elementary School.
  • Associated Press 2008 Three Malnourished Cougar Kittens Killed in East Idaho.
  • Boise Weekly Dana 2004 Mountain Lions in the Middle.
  • High Country News 2002 Predator Politics Gets Ugly in Idaho.
  • High Country News Barker Phillips 2002 Fish and Game Director Rod Sando Quits.
  • High Country News Herring 2007 Predator Hunters for the Environment.
  • High Country News Marston 2000 Heard Around the West.
  • High Country News Nijhuis 2001 Idaho Predators are Under the Gun.
  • Idaho Mountain Express 2001 Retiree Faults Fish and Game Politics.
  • Idaho State Journal 2006 Humans Killing Mountain Lions.
  • Idaho Statesman Zimowsky 2004 Cougar Reported in Southeast Boise.
  • Idaho’s News Channel 7 2005 Cougar Kittens Left Motherless by Hunter Looking for a Home
  • Judge 2008 Mountain Lions Spotted on Idaho State University Campus.
  • KATU 2008 Mountain Lion Kills Idaho Woman’s Miniature Donkey.
  • Kimenker 2008 Mountain Lions on ISU’s Campus.
  • Magic Valley Hopkins 2007 New Bill Would Keep Wolf Permist Below $10.
  • Rocky Mountain Fish & Game Bean 2007 Cougar Hunting Roundup 2007.
  • Ruth 2005 Couple Wants F&G to Spare Cougar Kitten.
  • Stivers 2008 Cougars Spotted in Hailey Last Weekend.

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