Early Wednesday morning, awakened by a noise outside his window, a resident in a new subdivision located in the hills above the Southern California community of Fontana, discovered a mountain lion standing over the carcass of his dead 100-pound German Shepherd dog. When local police responded to his call for help they were confronted with an animal that repeatedly returned to the scene until . . .
Yesterday, in a 35 to 34 vote, South Dakota's Senators killed and buried SB 76, a so-called "scaredy cat" bill. The bill, authored by State Representative Betty Olsen (R), was similar to legislation Representative Olsen tried to get passed in 2009. SB 76 would have expanded an existing law that allows South Dakotan's to kill mountain lions that threaten personal safety or property. SB 76 would . . .
The second portion of Nebraska's inaugural mountain lion hunting season closed early Wednesday with the death of a 5 1/2 year old, 102-pound female lion in Sheridan County. An ear-tag on the dead lion helped identify the animal as originating in South Dakota.
The death of this third lion preempts legislative efforts by Senator Ernie Chambers to stop Nebraska's 2014 mountain lion hunt. . . .
Legislative Bill 671 just passed the first round of approval in the Nebraska Senate with a 31 to 5 vote. LB 671, authored by Senator Chambers would repeal the 2012 law that authorized the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to conduct mountain lion hunts.
Earlier this year, Senator Chambers vowed to block funding for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission if the mountain lion hunting . . .
Washington state Senators Brian Dansel and Don Benton have coauthored a bill as part of the latest attempt to force the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to allow trophy hunters to use hounds to kill cougars for fun. The bill states special "dangerous wildlife task teams must be developed in each county [...] and a kill season with the aid of dogs must be established," ultimately . . .
Fulfilling his promise to try and save Nebraska's mountain lions, State Senator Ernie Chambers has introduced Legislative Bill 671 to repeal the hunting of mountain lions in his state.
Unconvinced by the so-called "fears" expressed by some Nebraska farmers and ranchers, Senator Chambers declared that the hunt approved last year by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission was uncivilized . . .
Just days after California Senate Bill 132 became law (Fish & Game Code 4801.5) the California Department of Fish and Wildlife became involved in just the type of lion/human conflict situation for which the law was written.
Similar to the incident which sparked the creation of SB 132 a year ago, citizen reports . . .
Tom Ferry, the winning bidder at a Nebraska Big Game Society auction, and 16-year old, high school sophomore Holden Bruce, who won the statewide hunting tag lottery, both killed their trophy mountain lions thus ending the first phase of Nebraska's inaugural lion hunt on the second day of a 45-day season in the Pine Ridge section of the state.
Last week, a mountain lion was spotted by a city employee crawling into a crevice near the town of Wall, South Dakota. Spread out over more than two square miles, this small (population 766), rural community is located south of the Black Hills, where mountain lions are prevalent, and is named for its location near the high wall of the Badlands National Park. The Cheyenne River, near the town of . . .