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WSU’s Large Carnivore Conservation Lab is at the cutting edge of proving how predator populations police themselves. How sport hunting quotas that exceed reproduction rates lead to increased conflicts by removing the breeding adults that keep order, research we continue to submit to state agencies stuck in 19th-century fantasies of predator management. Heres’ the Lab’s […]

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December 5, 2013 Dear Cougar Rewilding Foundation Member, Good holidays. We wish we had reason to join this season’s festivities of celebration, but 2013’s cougar news has been cause for more consternation: As we predicted, South Dakota failed to meets its cougar hunting quota for the first time, and its female subquota for the fourth […]

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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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Everywhere cougars roam, even in the lowest dispersal densities, what we call incidental evidence appears: cats treed, hit, shot, snared, and found wandering into towns and cities. And increasingly, the proliferation of remote game/wildlife cameras is getting terrific pics of cougars along the urban/suburban interface. Folks even get pics of cougars on cell and point […]

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Already providing the world’s toughest cougar protections, and understanding from long experience that cougars marooned in residential areas pose little public safety risk, California codifies protocols for handling cougars waylaid in developed areas. Contra Costa Times News

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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:┬áMountain lion written comments – July 2013    

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