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1/15/2019

The Woolsey Fire: Inside the mind of a mountain lion

Since 2002, mountain lions have been studied extensively in the Santa Monica Mountains. Information on diet, habitat selection, home ranges, and mortality has been analyzed using data collected from GPS collars. This long-term research offers insights on how pumas eat, live, and reproduce in isolated environments. The Woolsey Fire burned a total of 96,949 acres in November 2018. Of these, 88% . . .
12/28/2018

Young Santa Barbara Lion Gets Another Chance

Mountain Lion Foundation would like to thank the Santa Barbara Police Department, Santa Barbara Animal Control, and California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) for their response to a young wayward lion in Santa Barbara yesterday evening.
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12/13/2018

In Memoriam of Judge William Newsom

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Judge William Newsom, a founding board member of the Mountain Lion Foundation. In 1971, it was estimated that only 600 mountain lions survived in the wild, and Governor Ronald Reagan enacted a moratorium on hunting the mountain lion for sport. That moratorium was subsequently extended twice and then made permanent when California voters . . .
10/31/2018

Colorado CWD Response Plan

Cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) are on the rise in the United States and Colorado is no exception. CWD is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy that is found in ungulate species like mule and white-tailed deer, moose, elk, and many more.

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), the disease "has been found in more than half of the deer herds and about one third of elk . . .
10/17/2018

Wisconsin DNR Releases Cougar Response Guidelines

In Wisconsin, mountain lions, also known as cougars, have been extirpated from the state since the early 1900's. The last native mountain lion was believed to have been killed in 1908. As populations in the western United States recovered, however, dispersing individuals occasionally began to journey eastwards in search of a territory or mate. From time to time, dispersers are confirmed outside . . .
9/18/2018

Oregon DFW Commission Meeting

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Commission recently met to discuss the 2018-2019 proposed big game regulation changes. The meeting, which took place on September 13-14 in Bandon, unanimously adopted big game regulations for the upcoming season pertaining to the use of decoys to bait big game and target zones, which essentially allow for the unlimited killing of lions in . . .
9/17/2018

Colorado Commission Approves Quota Increase

On September 6-7, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission met in Glenwood Springs to discuss CPW's proposal for the 2018-2019 mountain lion hunting season.

The Commission voted unanimously to approve CPW's proposal which increased the overall quota from 654 to 677 lions. During the 2016-17 season, hunters were reported to have killed 475 of Colorado's 3500 to 4500 mountain . . .
8/31/2018

Quota Increase Approved in Utah

As mentioned in our Action Alert "Tell Utah DWR: Don't increase the quota!", the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) has recommended increasing the hunting quota for the upcoming 2018-19 mountain lion hunting season. On Thursday, August 30, the Utah Wildlife Board met to discuss these . . .
8/27/2018

Nebraska Approves 2019 Mountain Lion Hunt

On June 22, 2018, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) approved a mountain lion hunt for 2019. The hunt will allow trophy hunters to kill up to eight mountain lions in the Pine Ridge region of Nebraska. The final approval for the 2019 hunt was made by Governor Pete Ricketts on August 16.

While hunting will not be permitted anywhere else in the state, the Pine Ridge area has been . . .
8/20/2018

Coalition Succeeds in Limiting Wildlife Services

Siskiyou County to Seek Alternatives to Killing Thousands of Animals Each Year


Responding to legal pressure from a coalition of animal-protection and conservation groups including the Mountain Lion Foundation, Siskiyou County officials have announced the suspension of the county's contract

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