Allowing some doe hunting is on commission agenda
Two young mountain lions huddle atop a tall buck and rail fence on the National Elk Refuge to avoid a pack of five coyotes that pursued them.
Mountain lions have been sighted on the outskirts of Butte and Bozeman recently prompting Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to caution trail users.
POWELL, Wyo. — If you go for a hike in the mountains or a stroll in the forest, there is an excellent chance a mountain lion may keep you company for part of the trip.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Workers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department tranquilized a mountain lion after a Gillette man saw the animal sitting under his porch.
MILES CITY — During the 2012-13 hunting seasons, a regionwide either-sex quota of 30 mountain lions was in place for Region 7 and 31 mountain lions were killed.
It was a cougar conga line, the tracks of six mountain lions in the snow all following the same path until a juniper tree blocked the route. Then the six cats split and went around the tree in separate paths, leaving distinct individual paw prints.
Grover Hedrick was climbing up a pine tree to reach a tranquilized mountain lion when he found out the cougar wasn’t quite sedated yet.
HAMILTON — Mountain lions in the southern reaches of the Bitterroot Valley will soon be donating their DNA for the cause of science.
FLORENCE – A Bitterroot Valley bowhunter using a remote motion-detecting camera has inadvertently captured some astonishing images of wildlife in the Sapphire Mountains that would make even professional wildlife photographers lick their chops.
In this image captured by Drew Shearer's Stealth Cam on Aug. 20, four mountain lions can bee seen lounging by a small creek in the Eight Mile Creek drainage east of Florence. Bitterroot National Forest biologist Dave Lockman surmised that it is an adult female and three older juveniles.
Shearer also captured this photo of a spike bull elk looking at feral horses that roam the mountains.
One of the lions appears to look straight at the camera in this frame. Shearer said the Stealth Cam often takes pictures of nothing when the wind blows a branch too much.
A new study out of Washington seems to contradict some old theories on mountain lion hunting.
LANDER, Wyo. — Mountain lions in the northeast part of Wyoming will not face an unlimited quota season this fall.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Game and Fish Department staff members released a mountain lion family in an undisclosed location between Lander and Rawlins on Friday.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologist Bernie Hildebrand will be traveling to Jordan one day a week to tag bobcat or mountain lion pelts.
BOZEMAN -- A film made by a group of graduates of Montana State University's Science and Natural Filmmaking program will lead off National Geographic's second annual Big Cat Week at 6 and 9 p.m. Dec. 11 on the Nat Geo WILD channel.
Three mountain lions walk past Doug Haacke's cabin in the East Rosebud drainage.
Mountain lions were treed in the winter to capture them for collaring in the Canadian study. The study found that adult male lions were more likely to kill less but bigger prey than females.