Cougar and wolves battle in the Bitterroot May 28, 2012 Idaho

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Cougar and wolves battle in the Bitterroot May 28, 2012 Idaho, The Wildlife News
Studies in the Big Creek area of central Idaho showed that the wolf packs tended to push cougar out of the prime areas for their prey into the rough, less desirable country... many ... believe that predation on deer and elk is strictly additive by each type of predator, but in fact the two compete. When you add bear to the mix things are even more complicated ... [in] western Montana ... wolves fall behind cougar and bear as the cause of predatory death. 


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