Authorities shoot, kill cougar in downtown Ashland, Ore.

Oregon State Police say officers have shot and killed a cougar in downtown Ashland because of public safety concerns.

Senate rejects plan to use dogs for lion hunting

The state Senate strongly refused Wednesday to allow mountain-lion hunters to use dogs in South Dakota. The vote was 27-6 against the bill sponsored by Sen. Gordon Howie, an avid big-game hunter.

End of season approaches for mountain lion hunt

With the taking of the 13th female mountain lion on Monday, state Game Fish & Parks Department officials remind hunters to check the season status before going out to the field.

“Mountain lions” often turn out to be bobcats

Many of those mountain lions, which seem to be spotted more and frequently, may in fact be bobcats, reports the County Times. In the desert, female mountain lions have a range of about 32,000 acres and males about 64,000 acres (100 sq miles).