Cougars killed in Oregon by the numbers, 1987-2016 (graphics)

Oregonians killed 436 cougars statewide in 2016, according to data from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Killings in many parts of the state dropped off in 1995, the year after a ballot initiative that banned the use of dogs in hunting cougar and bears. Kills in coastal and northwestern Oregon, a region that includes the Portland metro area, have risen fairly steadily since the late 1980s.

Source: Cougars killed in Oregon by the numbers, 1987-2016 (graphics) | OregonLive.com