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Animal mythbusters: Tree-lounging lions

Animal mythbusters: Tree-lounging lions

Myth: Mountain lions spend most of their time living in trees.

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2 Montana cubs rescued from fire make late-night TV debut

2 Montana cubs rescued from fire make late-night TV debut

The two Montana mountain lion cubs who were found at just a few weeks old by a crew fighting a blaze in the Sapphire Mountains east of Florence made their late-night TV debut Monday.

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Rescued mountain lion kittens find new home

Rescued mountain lion kittens find new home

MISSOULA — Two mountain lion cubs rescued by firefighters in Western Montana in August have a new home in Ohio.

September 21, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Bitterroot fire kittens

Bitterroot fire kittens

September 17, 2014 4:23 pm Photos

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Mountain Lions

Mountain Lions

Bitterroot National Forest firefighters called in a water drop to rescue a pair of mountain lion kittens trapped beneath of burning log on the Three Mile fire.

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Mountain lion kittens rescued from fire likely to go to zoo

Mountain lion kittens rescued from fire likely to go to zoo

The two mountain lion kittens rescued last week from under a burning log northeast of Stevensville are doing well at the state’s wildlife center in Helena.

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Firefighter recounts rescuing mountain lion cubs from blaze

Firefighter recounts rescuing mountain lion cubs from blaze

FLORENCE — One of the firefighters on the crew that found a pair of mountain lion cubs in a fire near Florence said she’s glad both animals got out of the situation unharmed.

September 01, 2014 9:19 am Photos

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Researchers finding that cougars not so solitary

Researchers finding that cougars not so solitary

JACKSON, Wyo. — New research has debunked theories as to why mountain lions in northwest Wyoming seem to be eschewing their normal solitary habits.

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Allowing some doe hunting is on commission agenda

Allowing some doe hunting is on commission agenda

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Two young mountain lions

Two young mountain lions

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.

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Mountain lions seen near Bozeman, Butte

Mountain lions have been sighted on the outskirts of Butte and Bozeman recently prompting Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to caution trail users.

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Biologist says mountain lions are watching

Biologist says mountain lions are watching

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.

August 15, 2013 8:24 pm Photos

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Gillette man finds mountain lion under his porch

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.

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Region 7 lion harvest meets quota

Region 7 lion harvest meets quota

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.

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Study providing information on Missouri Breaks lions

Study providing information on Missouri Breaks lions

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.

February 07, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Houndsman has spent lifetime chasing cougars

Houndsman has spent lifetime chasing cougars

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.

February 07, 2013 12:10 am Photos

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Studying lions: Researchers to begin collecting DNA samples in Bitterroot Valley

HAMILTON — Mountain lions in the southern reaches of the Bitterroot Valley will soon be donating their DNA for the cause of science.

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Trail cam captures lion family in Sapphire Mountains

Trail cam captures lion family in Sapphire Mountains

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.

October 25, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Lion family

Lion family

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.

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Spike and horses

Spike and horses

Shearer also captured this photo of a spike bull elk looking at feral horses that roam the mountains.

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