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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 plansĀ (wolf, p. 99; cougar p. 135)  

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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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P-22’s source colony west of Hollywood is a notoriously fragile one. Cut-off by highways and development to other cougars, fewer than a dozen cats hang on by a genetic thread in the Santa Monica Mountains. We often talk of how cougar populations require little management. In this case, they do, and the National Park Service […]

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The decision on a limited hunt proposed for the Pine Ridge National Forest of Nebraska was delayed Friday pending review of public and written comments by Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners. CRF commented questioning whether the proposal to take 2 males and 1 female of an estimated 22 cats was below the 14% take recommended […]

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The Santa Ana Mountains of Southern California between LA and San Diego maintains a cougar population despite continued poaching, roadkills, fragmentation and habitat loss. One of the first urban cougar populations ever to be studied, twenty years later, Paul Beier’s Santa Ana cats are still holding their own. Orange County Register    

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Terrific video and commentary from AZGFD featuring Brian Jansen. Mountain Lions in America called Jansen a “straight shooter” among muzzled cougar biologists. His SDSU dissertation is one of the responsible studies out of South Dakota.

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As many predicted, as we predicted, despite SDGF& P’s re-estimate raising the Black Hills cougar census, and after several years of unsustainable quotas, 2013’s hunt came up significantly short of the 100 cat quota; 35 short of the female sub quota. However, an additional 17 cats were killed during the hunt for other reasons, at […]

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Same old South Florida same old. Mother Jones  

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