Oregon lawmakers keeping tabs on cougar killing

Associated Press – September 11, 2008 9:55 PM ET
 
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Oregon lawmakers are watching a 3-year state experiment with killing cougars, and will be hearing from a scientist who says taking out too many can break down the big cats’ social structure, which may mean more run-ins with people and livestock.
 
The featured witness at tomorrow’s legislative hearing in Newport will be Robert Wielgus, a professor of wildlife biology at Washington State University and head of the Large Carnivore Conservation Laboratory.
 
He says hunting to reduce the number of cougars may mean an influx of younger cougars coming in.
 
He says other researchers have suggested it is young males tend be involved in human-cougar conflicts.
 
 
 

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