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Vermont was the lone Northeast state to develop state wildlife actions for wolves and cougars, part of the 2015 federal Teaming With Wildlife program. Reps from CRF and the Northeast Wolf Coalition collaborated developing the plans for Vermont Fish & Wildlife. Vermont state wildlife actions plans (wolf, p. 99; cougar p. 135)  

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CRF Vice President John Laundre wrote the book – Phantoms of the Prairie – on central North American cougar recovery. John predicted cougar recolonization to regions like Nebraska’s Niobrara River Valley. He also suggested that further recolonization to the next good habitat 700 miles east in the Missouri/Arkansas Ozarks will take decades only if state wildlife […]

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Smoke Bomb & Backhoe Cougar Management

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The joyous event back in January is marred by this female’s release location. The Picayune Strand is within spitting distance of the I-75 killing corridor that has claimed countless panthers. Here, too, was a wasted opportunity to put a potential breeder north of the Caloosahatchee River barrier, which a female has yet to cross. The […]

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New York State Museum, Albany Huxley Theatre Sunday, October 6: 1PM – 2:30 PM Bill Betty, a Rhode Island resident and mountain lion lecturer from Cougars of the Valley, will review their year-long Connecticut field camera initiative, mountain lion biology and behavior, and the perspective of cougar recovery in New England based on compelling eye-witness […]

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No Exit: Nebraska Shuts Another Door East

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Of the roughly 90 written comments submitted to Nebraska Game & Parks on its 2013 Recommendations for Mountain Lion Hunting proposal, only 3 were in favor. At least 57 of the more than 80 opposed comments came from Nebraskans. Read all the comments here: Mountain lion written comments – July 2013    

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Despite citing briefly research on the effects of sport hunting on cougar populations that the Cougar Rewilding Foundation and other advocates sent to Nebraska Game and Parks, Commissioner Stacey Swinney can’t get his head beyond the idea that more killing is the only way to manage a cougar population. Rather than taking an honest look […]

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