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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 […]
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USDA plans prescribed wetlands burn

A 76-acre property in the USDA’s wetland reserve program near Pirtle Drive southwest of Albany will be the site of a prescribed burn sometime between Sept. 15 and Oct. 30. Source: USDA plans prescribed wetlands burn | News | democratherald.com

Killer cougar still on the lam 

Government hunters in their first day out found no sign Thursday of the cougar blamed for Oregon’s first fatal mountain lion attack, and they plan to widen their search Friday. Two federal Wildlife Service agents rode mules and were joined by four trained tracking dogs over nine miles of cleared trail but found not a […]
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Search for cougar suspected in Oregon hiker’s death launches Thursday

Oregon wildlife officials say they’ll begin searching the Clackamas County wilderness early Thursday for the cougar they believe killed a missing hiker earlier this week in the area. A small crew from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, along with dogs and mules, will be used […]
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Officials to begin hunting cougar suspected of killing Oregon hiker

Wildlife officials will begin Thursday morning actively hunting for a cougar suspected of killing a hiker in Mount Hood National Forest. The body of 55-year-old Diana Bober was found Monday off the Hunchback Trail near Welches, about 40 miles east of Portland. Source: Officials to begin hunting cougar suspected of killing Oregon hiker

Guest column: Steelhead in crisis, time for a management change?

Last year was one of the poorest on record for steelhead in the Deschutes. After some initial optimism for a modest rebound, the forecast for returns this season has been lowered to be even worse. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has now closed the entire Columbia River and lower John Day River to […]
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Hunt Planned For Mountain Lion Suspected Of Killing Hiker

Search teams will begin hunting for the mountain lion that killed a hiker near Mount Hood. The search will begin Thursday morning and could be difficult and slow. The search will begin Thursday morning for the cougar that killed a hiker near Mount Hood. It is the first confirmed fatal attack by a wild mountain […]
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Houndsmen to hunt, kill hiker-killing cougar 

Government houndsmen from around Oregon are descending upon the Mount Hood National Forest to hunt down and kill the cougar responsible for the first fatal cougar attack in state history. At least three federal Wildlife Services agents with tracking dogs will go into the remote Hunchback Mountain area to capture and kill any cougar they […]
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Cougar attack suspected in death of missing Oregon hiker found near Mount Hood

A missing Gresham woman found dead off a hiking trail near Mount Hood on Monday was likely killed by a cougar days before her discovery, authorities announced Tuesday. It’s the state’s first confirmed fatal wild cougar attack. An autopsy determined the wounds found on the body of 55-year-old Diana Bober were caused by a large […]
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What to do if you see a cougar in the wild

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that a missing hiker had likely been killed by a cougar in Oregon’s Mt. Hood National Forest, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released the following tips (See below for a more detailed list from ODFW): Source: What to do if you see a cougar in […]
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