Proposed Bill would Let Hunters Target Cougars

ci120111_HuntersTargetCougars…an acclaimed wildlife photographer with Nebraska roots urged senators to bag the idea of hunting the cats. “I think it’s great that they’re coming back, but they’re coming back slowly,” said Thomas Mangelsen, who founded a conservation group called the Cougar Fund. “I think it’s way premature to have a hunting season on them in Nebraska.” Hunting cougars can result in orphaned immature cats, which are often the ones that cause problems for humans, said Mangelsen, who lives in Wyoming and owns the Images of Nature gallery in the Old Market… More> View or download PDF article (363KB) or read more at www.omaha.com.