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http://www.news8000.com/news/Minnesota-man-charged-with-shooting-cougar/-/326/8557344/-/vie0kbz/-/ News8000.com – wkbt – La Crosse Minnesota man charged with shooting cougar P(Minnesota DNR Press Release) Charges have been filed today by the Jackson County attorney’s office against a Jackson County man in southwestern Minnesota for allegedly shooting a cougar on Nov. 27, 2011, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Read […]

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At least five cougars were in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in October and November.  At least three of them were males.  There were no confirmations between January and September 2011.   WISCONSIN and the UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN: Another confirmed remote camera photo (R) has been submitted, a waypoint on the journey of […]

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http://www.shakopeenews.com/view/full_story/16670467/article-DNR–Cougars-are-rare-but-confirmed-visitors-to-Minnesota Shakopee Valley News DNR: Cougars are rare but confirmed visitors to Minnesota   Confirmed cougar sightings are becoming more frequent in Minnesota, but evidence suggests the large cats are most likely rare visitors to the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Read more…

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In this article, cougar expert Dave Mattson talks about cougar predation on livestock, why cougars so rarely attack humans, why young males are turning up in the Midwest, and where a breeding population might become established.   http://www.startribune.com/local/134835873.html StarTribune Shot fells elusive cougar chased out of a culvert Article by: JOSEPHINE MARCOTTY , Star Tribune […]

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This article includes a photo of the dead cougar and a map of confirmations in Minnesota since January 2007.  As many as three of the confirmations are recent and have not been officially announced. Cougars kill fewer than one person a year in all the United States and Canada.  They almost never attack adult horses.  Killing […]

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Quotation from article: As far as cougars affecting the deer harvest, Rabasco says it’s not likely. “Keep in mind we have a few thousand wolves in the state that take a few thousand deer [actually, they would have to take more than a few thousand] and we’re just fine,” he said, adding that the issue […]

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This is the first confirmation from Minnesota this year. http://www.fergusfallsjournal.com/2011/10/10/mountain-lion-spotted-in-friberg-township/ Fergus Falls Journal Mountain lion spotted in Friberg Township Earlier this month a photo of a young mountain lion (cougar) from a tree-mounted game camera was taken in Section 13 of Friberg Township in Otter Tail County. The photo, showing a mountain lion walking through […]

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The author sees a cougar in Minnesota and muses on the significance of his sighting. http://www.startribune.com/opinion/otherviews/132348523.html?page=1&c=y StarTribune Whose woods these are… Article by: PETER M. LESCHAK The lion is no longer the king of beasts, and big cats are said to be gone from Minnesota, but if you spot one (as I did, on a […]

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