Cougars in chaos

Gross, Liza
April 2008
High Country News;4/14/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 7, p4
The article provides information regarding a state hunting policy in the U.S. The author says that the spike in cougars deaths resulted in part from a radical change in the state's game-management plan. After the hound-hunting ban has passed, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials quickly liberalized hunting regulations to control the cougar population and maintain the revenue from cougar licenses. Under the new policy, there are nearly 60,000 deer and elk hunters hit the woods each season with cougar tags in their pockets.


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