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In 2009 and 2010, there have been two photos confirmed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
These are the only confirmed photos of wild cougars in Michigan in the past 102 years.


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DNR confirms cougar track
By Brandon Veale POSTED: March 14, 2008
http://www.dailypress.net/page/content.detail/id/502100.html?nav=5003

 

Cougar Track In Michigan
Posted by MikeAdams on March 14, 2008
http://michiganhuntingtoday.com/hooksandbullets/index.php/2008/03/14/cougar-track-in-michigan/

Likely cougar tracks found in Upper Peninsula, DNR says

http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/michigan/index.ssf?/base/news-51/1205441972189330.xml&storylist=newsmichigan

Why the Michigan DNR Continues to Deny Michigan's Cougars
by Denise Massey, Founder, MCCR
http://www.michigancougar.com/dnrdenial.htm
How to Avoid or Survive an Encounter with a Mountain Lion
http://users.frii.com/mytymyk/lions/onguard.htm


Posted 3/21/2006 - Photos of Large Feline Tracks.
Good Harbor Bay, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore,
Leelanau County, Michigan.
"
They could be a cougar, I don't know. You be the judge."
see the slideshow

February 5, 2005 Michigan Cougar sighting confirmed-
DNR: It could have come from other state
Record-Eagle staff writer
TRAVERSE CITY - A cougar confirmation in the Upper Peninsula won't sway the
Department of Natural Resources' stance on the possibility of a "breeding population"
of cougars in the state. The agency still wants more evidence.
Read More
3/4/2006 NEW MICHIGAN COUGAR SIGHTING-
"I am a retired Police Officer from Grand Rapids and make this report simply based on what I saw."
read more


HORSE KILLED BY COUGAR IN JACKSON COUNTY
Michigan Wildlife Conservancy
Michigan Wildlife Conservancy has released results of a detailed investigation of a horse killed on August 31
http://www.miwildlife.org/news-detail.asp?id=12
Cougars in Michigan? Study seeks answers
Web-posted Jan 3, 2005
By KANIQUA S. DANIEL Of The Daily Oakland Press
A 12-month study to determine if cougars live in Michigan is under way at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore..
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stories/010305/loc_20050103026.shtml

Hunters dispute claim of cougars in state
Michigan Outdoor News
By Bill Parker, Editor
Sault Ste Marie, Mich. There are no cougars in Michigan.
http://www.easterncougarnet.org/mich_hunters.htm

Did cougar stash deer?
Web-posted Nov 25, 2004
By KANIQUA S. DANIEL Of The Daily Oakland Press
The carcass of a deer found 10 feet high in a tree has residents concerned that a cougar may be roaming Commerce Township.
Mountain lions on the prowl once again
USA TODAY By Dennis Cauchon,
SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE, Mich.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-11-30-mountain-lions_x.htm
Couple spot cougar heading into barn
Authorities launch search for cat in Lenawee County

March 9, 2005
BY MARYANNE GEORGE
FREE PRESS ANN ARBOR BUREAU
Read the full article here

Puma concolor (mountain lion, puma, and cougar)
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology - Animal Diversity Web
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Puma_concolor.html
Conservancy pleads case for existence of cougars
http://www.easterncougarnet.org/Michigan%20Outdoor%20News1-23.htm

Channel 6 News - Status of Cougars in Michigan
http://www.wlns.com/Global/story.asp?S=2098997

Michigan Wildlife Conservancy Website
http://www.miwildlife.org/
National Park Service article acknowledging cougars in Sleeping Bear
http://www.nps.gov/slbe/pphtml/subanimals6.html
‘Cougar warning’ signs posted at Sleeping Bear
http://www.easterncougarnet.org/Michigan%20Outdoor%20News.htm
Group claims cougars are alive and well in state
http://www.detnews.com/2003/outdoors/0304/28/c09-85979.htm

At Sleeping Bear, you're in cougar country
http://www.freep.com/sports/outdoors/eric20_20031120.htm


Eastern Puma Research Network
42 years of field studies, over 7,500 cougar sighting reports
http://www.easternpumaresearch.com
How to tell a cougar track
and more information on Cougars / Mountain Lions

http://www.bear-tracker.com/cougar.html

Michigan Cougars: Real Or Imagined?
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/2328692/detail.html
Michigan Cougar Confirmations by area compiled by the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy
http://www.easterncougarnet.org/umw-desc/Mi%20Cougar%20Confirmations%20by%20MWC.doc
Cougars remain elusive-- Are they here or not?
http://www.miningjournal.net/archive/2003news/05-may/05-09_1.html
Saving Mounitan Lions of California
http://www.mountainlion.org/
Eastern Puma Research
http://www.easternpumaresearch.com
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY
Cougar/Wolf/Bear Interactions
http://www.wcs.org/international/northamerica/yellowstone/yellowstonecougar

Mountain Lion Attacks Introduction
http://users.frii.com/mytymyk/lions/intro.htm

Predator Defense 1996 Sued Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for records on cougar killing
http://www.predatordefense.org/about/index.htm

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