Earlier this week, a farmer and his neighbor were working outside a farmhouse located about five miles south of the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska. During the course of their work they heard growling coming from under the farmhouse porch. Further investigation by the pair revealed a frightened mountain lion kitten cowering in the dark.
The farmer proceeded to shoot and kill the animal . . .
During last Friday's public hearing, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission (SDGFPC) rejected two challenges to a new rule allowing the use of hounds for hunting mountain lions on private land outside the Black Hills.
The first challenge was a letter questioning the legality of SDGFPC's approval of the new hounding rule since it hadn't passed a review by the state Legislature's . . .
Calling it one of the worst pieces of legislation they had seen, members of the New Mexico House Regulatory and Public Affairs Committee voted 5-0 yesterday to defeat HB 586, proposed legislation to reclassify mountain lions in New Mexico as varmints.
The bill's author, State Representative Zach Cook, originally tried unsuccessfully to avoid controversy by referring to HB 586 as a . . .
In January, authorities with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) received a tip that two men, Dwain Robertson and Douglas Smith, had trespassed onto private property, in a region closed to mountain lion hunting, and had possession of the carcass of a juvenile mountain lion.
Investigation of the tip led the landowner and MFWP wardens to the carcass of a female lion . . .
In addition to authoring Nebraska's Legislative Bill 127 to remove the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission's (NGPC) authority to issue hunting licenses for mountain lions, State Senator Ernie Chambers has also introduced legislation to help Nebraskan's better understand these special creatures.
Shane Griffin's quest to protect Iowa's fledgling mountain lion population ran head on into the hard inflexible opinion of Iowa State Representative Clel Baudler today when House File 117, "an Act prohibiting the hunting or taking of cougars" failed on a 2-to-1 vote.
Baulder, who chairs the 3-member subcommittee of a larger 21-member House Natural Resources Committee had pretty much made . . .