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Evidence perhaps that the Connecticut cat toured Rhode Island; Mark McCollough of the USFWS emphasizes the absence of dispersing females (and, therefore, no evidence of breeding), a development the Cougar Rewilding Foundation was the first to report in 2012. Without females, further natural recolonization east of the Rockies is a pipe dream; why restorations are [...]

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A certain camp among eastern game agency biologists and professionals argue that the eastern US is too densely populated to support cougars, that cougars require the most remote wilderness areas. They haven’t paid attention to the Santa Monica Mountains of west Los Angeles, which supports about a dozen cougars. Griffith Park east of the Santa [...]

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http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120718/METRO/207180396/1361/Cougar-sighting-reported-in-U.P.%E2%80%99s-Marquette-County Cougar sighting reported in U.P.’s Marquette County By Tom Greenwood The Detroit News 3 Comments   A rare daytime photograph of a cougar roaming the woods in the Upper Peninsula is bolstering arguments of wild life experts that the big cats are doing well in Michigan. The Michigan Wildlife Conservancy —a nonprofit organization formed [...]

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http://www.wqow.com/story/19057933/cougar-photographed-in-buffalo-county WQOW.com – News 18, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Cougar photographed in Buffalo County EAU CLAIRE (Press Release) – An avid outdoorsman, using a trail camera for the first time on recently purchased land in Buffalo County, came up with pictures of a wild turkey, a white-tailed deer and, surprisingly, a wild roaming cougar. A wildlife [...]

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Mono is NW of Toronto in southern Ontario.  The article is incorrect in stating that cougar sightings are rare.  Throughout the eastern and midwestern United States, it is easy to collect hundreds of alleged sightings.  First of all, what is a sighting?  As Cougar Rewilding defines it, a sighting occurs when someone sees an animal, [...]

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As John Laundre observes in his new book PHANTOMS OF THE PRAIRIES, most cougar confirmations on the prairies of central North America are along wooded river corridors.  These are the dispersal corridors they will use if they manage to recolonize the Midwest. Sam Wilson, Furbearer/Carnivore Program Manager in the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, says, [...]

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The article states, “Michigan wildlife officials believe the spike in confirmed sightings is likely the result of two factors — a huge increase in the use of trail cameras, and the growth of cougar populations in other states, such as Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska, as well as the Dakotas.”  No populations exist in Wisconsin, [...]

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This is the sixth confirmation outside recognized breeding populations we’ve learned of so far this year.  January 4: Two-year-old male captured and released in Reynolds County, south-central Missouri. January 27: Remote camera photo of male in Reynolds County, Missouri, about 7 miles west of Centerville. February 16: Remote camera photo near Vermillion in extreme southeastern South Dakota. March 26: [...]

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