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WSU’s Large Carnivore Conservation Lab is at the cutting edge of proving how predator populations police themselves. How sport hunting quotas that exceed reproduction rates lead to increased conflicts by removing the breeding adults that keep order, research we continue to submit to state agencies stuck in 19th-century fantasies of predator management. Heres’ the Lab’s […]

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Washington State University’s Large Carnivore Conservation Lab has provided 15 years of research on cougar social dynamics. As we’ve pointed out previously, their results have demonstrated how sport hunting (which tends to target ordering big toms) shreds the cougar’s social network and increases conflicts with pets, livestock and us. The conclusion to this video, which […]

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Few government agencies operate with as much nefarious discretion as Wildlife Services, the predator decimating arm of the Department of Agriculture who act as the livestock industry’s personal exterminators. Do Agent Mark Lytle’s recommendations to pen livestock at night under secure fencing to deter cougars and other predators represent a sea change at Wildlife Services? […]

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Ranchers are inclined to blame cougars for missing calves, but almost always other factors are to blame. So it is in Florida. Only where cows give birth on the open range, in states such as Arizona and Florida, are cougars at all likely to kill calves. http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/jun/09/uf-calf-killing-study-florida-panther-immokalee/ naplesnews.com UF study in Immokalee shows panther kills […]

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  http://www.wisconsinagconnection.com/story-state.php?Id=318&yr=2012 Wisconsin Ag News Headlines   Cougar Damage Legislation Clears Assembly Wisconsin Ag Connection – 03/14/2012 A bill that would compensated farmers if their livestock is killed or attacked by cougars has cleared another major hurdle. State Rep. Amy Sue Vruwink announced that her proposal has been approved by the State Assembly on Tuesday […]

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  http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/can-the-cowman-and-the-panther-co-exist/ The New York Times Can the Cowman and the Panther Coexist? By DOUGLAS M. MAIN Ranchers in south Florida have long been accustomed to losing calves to coyotes, buzzards, even alligators. They may have to steel themselves for another predator: the Florida panther. Read more…

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“[Rex Martensen of the Response Team] adds that 95 percent of complaints against livestock that come into the office ultimately involve domestic dogs.”   http://www.missourifarmertoday.com/news/livestock/cougar-sightings-become-more-numerous/article_f0afd00c-41f9-11e1-90f2-0019bb2963f4.html Cougar sightings become more numerous By Mindy Ward, Missouri Farmer Today Missouri Farmer Today CENTERVILLE — When Wayne Henson checked his trap in Mark Twain National Forest, he expected to find […]

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An independent review by the Cougar Network of alleged cougar attacks on livestock near Wonewoc, Juneau County, Wisconsin in 2010 determined that cougars were not responsible for any of the depredations.  Go to http://www.cougarnet.org/Wisc8-10/Wisconsin%20depredation%20review_Final%20%282%29.htm for the report. Domestic dogs are by far the number one livestock depredator. http://ashlandcurrent.com/article/11/11/11/state-headlines-wisconsin-public-radio-november-11 State Headlines From Wisconsin Public Radio, November 11 November […]

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