Montana began allowing trapping this year as a part of its wolf hunt. A seasoned trapper discusses the problems with catching collateral species in wolf traps, including cougars.
Cougars are routinely caught in traps meant for other predators like bobcats and coyotes. However, such collateral cougar trapping incidents have failed to appear anywhere in the eastern third of the country, another indication of cougar absence from the region.
Ravalli Republic December 25, 2012
HAMILTON, Mont. – Montana’s population of mountain lions are going to have be careful on where they step for the next two months.