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Old 11-26-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #2
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For a second, I thought you spotted a cougar...instead of the bobcat you are hoping to see.

Interesting article. It shows the power of wildlife corridors.
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:08 PM   #3
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:24 PM   #4
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The first article is very interesting. I am very happy about the dispersal of large predators back into their former ranges. The cougar that was hit and killed in CT was about 40 miles from where I grew up. I remember when I was in high schoo there were a series of cougar sightings one year and I kept scrap book of the newspaper clippings. In a way I'm glad that even though the cougar had to die it proved that such range expansion is possible and hopefully state DNRs and DECs will at least take new sightings seriously and place cougars on a protected species lists. Here's to hoping
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I don't know anything about cougars but I read a rather depressing article last night claiming the dispersal is facing new challenges with relaxed hunting regulations. Here's the article. My take from the article is that natural dispersion may be set back from recent changes. I wonder if any states will ever consider translocation? Seems like that could speed the process up by decades if the habitat is there.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #6
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I don't know anything about cougars but I read a rather depressing article last night claiming the dispersal is facing new challenges with relaxed hunting regulations. Here's the article. My take from the article is that natural dispersion may be set back from recent changes. I wonder if any states will ever consider translocation? Seems like that could speed the process up by decades if the habitat is there.
Easterncougar.org article
"Bitter Harvest," indeed!

Though very informative, I found the article to be a downer. It seems that man - Homo sapiens - cannot abide competing predators, though the California law gives some hope that exceptions to that speculative observation do occur.

What, I wonder, were the conditions in California that allowed for the outright ban against cougar hunting? Any speculations???
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:05 AM   #9
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This report claims that killing the stray predator, especially if it's a cougar, will result in more conflict between humans and the predator species. It's a convincing argument!

"In cougar society a dominant male controls the territory overlapping two to five female cougars. The dominant male kills young teenage male cougars that enter its territory. But when hunters kill the dominant male, they unleash a free-for-all of young “teenagers” vying for that territory..."

"Furthermore, teenage cougars, like human male teenagers, are more reckless, bolder and less skillful hunters. This means they are far more likely to prey on livestock and/or enter the backyard of a house to capture a dog or cat."

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