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All three localities mentioned in the article below are on Vancouver Island.  Wikipedia notes, “More than two-thirds of the Canadian fatalities occurred on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.”  Yet cougars in British Columbia are heavily hunted–possibly overhunted.  Obviously, the Vancouver Island system of cougar management isn’t working.  Compare these statistics to those for California, where sport hunting of cougars is banned, and only trouble makers are deliberately killed – http://www.dfg.ca.gov/news/issues/lion/attacks.html



Times Colonist

One weekend, two dead cougars

By Jennifer Whybrow, Times Colonist September 6, 2011 2:21
It seems that every other day, I read in the Times Colonist or see on the TV news that our so-called B.C. conservation officers have killed yet another cougar or bear. This weekend was no exception: Two cougars in two days.

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The Globe and Mail

Cougar shot, killed at campground near Victoria


VANCOUVER— From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail

Sep. 05, 2011 9:23PM EDT

The young cougar showed no fear.

The cat was spotted several times on the long weekend on the edge of a popular campground near Victoria, less than 20 kilometres from the capital’s downtown.

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Leave nature’s predators alone

By B. Mellin, Comox Valley Echo September 6, 2011

Re: Cougar attack of a small boy in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

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