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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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Nebraska has a zero-tolerance policy for cougars found wandering into residential areas. NJ trains municipal law and animal control officers to assess and intervene in residential black bear incidents, where euthanasia is the last resort; much like California’s residential cougar management policy. A cougar has yet to be implicated in livestock depredation or menacing a […]

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Orphans and juveniles entering residential areas–what many of us predicted when they upped the quotas. “Dr. Sharon Seneczko, a Custer veterinarian and president of the Black Hills Mountain Lion Foundation, falls in that latter group. Seneczko has said for several years that higher kill quotas in the lion season would mean more dead females, more […]

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Reports of cougars being shot when they wander into more urban environments often stirs the blood. The decision to shoot or not to shoot has serious consequences for the cougar and its family. The more we learn about cougars, the more we come to know that they do not always stay in the woods.  They wander, sometimes into […]

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http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/may/21/conservation-group–penalty-estates-killed-panther/ Conservation group urges tougher penalty for Estates man who killed panther By Naples Daily News staff report NAPLES — A conservation group founded by hunters is objecting to the terms of a guilty plea entered last week by a Golden Gate Estates man who purposely shot and killed an endangered Florida panther in 2009. […]

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http://www.marconews.com/news/2012/may/18/shoot-kill-florida-panther-federal-court-collier/ marconews.com Estates man pleads guilty to shooting panther in Golden Gate Estates in 2009 ·         By ERIC STAATS FORT MYERS — In a first for Florida in nearly 30 years, a Golden Gate Estates man pleaded guilty Friday to killing an endangered Florida panther with a bow and arrow while he was deer hunting […]

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Go to bottom of page to read comments. http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/wildlife/hunter-pleads-guilty-to-killing-endangered-florida-panther/1230915 Tampa Bay Times Hunter pleads guilty to killing endangered Florida panther By Craig Pittman, Times Staff Writer In Print: Saturday, May 19, 2012 From atop his tree stand, Todd “Scuttlebutt” Benfield could see the tawny fur of a Florida panther prowling through the underbrush. Benfield, a […]

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