On Tuesday, November 3rd and Wednesday, November 4th, the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee convened in Jackson, Wyoming to discuss current trends in the Yellowstone grizzly population and the status of any forthcoming rule to delist the iconic bear. Members of the Committee presented data on population estimates, trends, and mortality, and the […]
A Letter to the Editor in the Lincoln Journal Star calls for an end to mountain lion hunting and support for Senator Ernie Chambers’ Legislative Bill 127. Click here to read the letter.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has decided against holding a mountain lion hunting season for the second year running. Recent studies have indicated that there are only 16-37 cougars in the Pine Ridge area of the state. During the state’s first cougar hunting season in 2014 (when the population was estimated to be no […]
It is our great privilege and pleasure to be a co-sponsor of this exciting event coming up very soon in Washington DC. First we must thank our Board for suggesting and approving this sponsorship and for their support of staff initiatives and programming. There is still buy valtrex 1000mg limited space available…we would love people […]
In April 2015, in an abrupt two-minute exchange, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Commission raised the hunting quota for cougars (Puma concolor) by 50 to 100 percent in areas of the state where wolves also live. The Commission made this decision without providing prior notice to the public, giving the public no opportunity […]
Agonizing, there is no other word to describe the decisions that must be made at the highest level in Yellowstone National Park. Authorities are doing everything they can to be sure they correctly identify the bear that killed a hiker. Superintendent Dan Wenk has already said the female grizzly trapped in the area where Lance Crosby’s […]
It is always a learning experience to attend the public meetings of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and of their ruling body, the Commissioners. The meeting in Cody was important for The Cougar Fund from several perspectives-scientific, social and political. There were two main topics of interest for us. The report from biologist Zach Turnbull […]
Many cried foul, but it seems MTFWP did due diligence in analyzing the tragic discovery of a severed mountain lion paw in a trap last April. The naysayers who accused cougar advocate Cal Ruark of faking the discovery owe him an apology. We all KNOW that non target trapping happens, more so since the large […]