Wildlife Experts Speak Out About Cougar Population May 16, 2011 Oregon


Wildlife Experts Speak Out About Cougar Population May 16, 2011 Oregon Population KBND


Currently Oregon has about 6000 cougars. Wildlife expert says they'd like to have about 3500. Managing this growing population is difficult and Steven George with the Department of Fish and Wildlife says people who feed deer in their neighborhoods aren't helping: “Cougars primarily eat deer it’s their main food source." ... State lawmakers are considering a bill that would again allow dogs to be used in hunting cougars. Wildlife experts trapped and killed a cougar in the Deschutes River Woods area last week.
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