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Tuesday is the deadline for submitting comments on the proposal to create a unlimited kill zone in the Wyoming Black Hills.  See our previous ALERT on this situation – http://cougarrewilding.org/CougarNews/?p=5577 .  Many documents have been posted in Cougar Rewilding’s Bibliography section in section entitled “Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming” – http://www.easterncougar.org/pages/bibliography.html  We will […]

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By Tom Huhnerkoch   The map shows cougars killed legally in Wyoming and South Dakota during the 2011-2012 cougar hunting seasons.  247 lions were harvested in all of Wyoming, 41 of them in the Hunt Areas 1 and 30 (Black Hills & Bear Lodge Mountains).  So A1 and A30 make up 16% of the total […]

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You live in New York or Raleigh, North Carolina.  Why should you care about the fate of cougars in the Black Hills?  Because a majority of the young dispersers that have been turning up in the Midwest were born in the Black Hills.  The ongoing drastic reduction of the number of cougars in the Black Hills of […]

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Letter to Editor, Sundance Times, from Dr. Tom Huhnerkoch This is my last note to the good people in Wyoming and SD who are truly concerned about ‘their’ wildlife, with emphasis on the Black Hills cougars.   Please come to the meeting next week, May 24th, 7pm in the Sundance courthouse basement.   Do not […]

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (Department) is proposing an unlimited cougar hunt area in a portion of the Black Hills. (See Map 1, a relief map,  at the end of our online blog ALERT.)  They have already declared the Black Hills a “sink,” meaning that mortalities caused by legal hunting are to exceed additions to […]

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We urge cougar advocates to attend one of the upcoming public meetings.  The one scheduled in Sundance on May 24th is particularly important.   If you don’t live in Wyoming, urge a Wyoming friend to go.  Ask them to stand up and make a brief statement.  We hope that the meeting room will be packed with more […]

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The Sundance meeting is especially important.  If you know anyone in Wyoming who could attend any of the meetings, please notify them, and ask them to inform Helen McGinnis – helenmcginnis@frontiernet.net – so that I can keep them informed.   http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/news-1000737.aspx Wyoming Game & Fish Department   Meetings to Address License Issuance, Mountain Lion, Furbearer, […]

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“A public meeting called by Wyoming State Senator Ogden Driskill (R- Hulett) this past February to discuss cougar numbers was attended by 115 people.  Of the 20 individuals who spoke at the meeting, all but one stated they felt there are too many mountain lions in the area.  Many of the verbal and written comments […]

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