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Smoke Bomb & Backhoe Cougar Management

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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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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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Despite repeated claims by misinformed public wildlife servants in the East, cougars can and do coexist with us along the edges of western urban landscapes; have been for thirty years in California. This article from the Mountain Lion Foundation details both the conflicts and the solutions being developed for coexistence. The Mountain Lion Foundation by […]

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http://californiaoutdoors.wordpress.com/ CA.GOV Department of Fish and Game – California Outdoors Getting Proactive Managing Mountain Lions Question: I read in the newspaper that another mountain lion was sighted on the American River trail. Isn’t it just a matter of time before this mountain lion attacks a human just as what happened in Auburn a few years back? […]

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We are pleased that the South Dakota Wildlife Federation is taking even this moderate stand on behalf of their state’s beleaguered cougars.   http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/gf-p-considering-whether-ranch-hand-gets-mountain-lion/article_825e357c-342e-11e1-9406-0019bb2963f4.html Rapid City Journal GF&P considering whether ranch hand gets mountain lion Kevin Woster Journal staff | South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department officials are trying to decide whether to allow a Harding […]

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They were scared away by a police siren.  No one was hurt, including the cougars.  They could have been a courting pair.   http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/mountain-lions-sierra-madre.html L.A. NOW Two mountain lions spotted on front lawn of Sierra Madre home October 4, 2011 Read more…

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All three localities mentioned in the article below are on Vancouver Island.  Wikipedia notes, “More than two-thirds of the Canadian fatalities occurred on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.”  Yet cougars in British Columbia are heavily hunted–possibly overhunted.  Obviously, the Vancouver Island system of cougar management isn’t working.  Compare these statistics to those for California, where sport […]

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