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MICHIGAN CITIZENS for COUGAR RECOGNITION
(MCCR)



Evidence of cougars in the Upper Peninsula has now been verified 26 times since 2008 following the confirmation of two recent photos showing the animal roaming in Mackinac and Chippewa counties.
(See Article Here)
Thank you to Jeremy S. from Luce County, (closest towns of Seney and Newberry), Upper Peninsula, Michigan for sharing his outstanding cougar woods cam photo (December 8, 2013). He's sent it to the DNR for verification.
Sadly, the MI DNR believe this cougar was poached.
Two DNR certified web cam photos from Marquette County, October, 2013
JUNE 1, 2012 PHOTO IN MARQUETTE COUNTY - DNR INVESTIGATING. This has to be "the" clearest Michigan trailcam photo ever taken of a cougar. It was taken in Marquette County, Michigan, on June 1, 2012, and photographed by a cased and padlocked trail camera on private property. The trail camera has consistently taken photos of wolves, coyotes, fishers, and other species in the same location for over four years. It is located along a well-worn wildlife trail atop a wooded ridge. Michigan DNR officially certified.

JUNE, 2012 PHOTO IN LENAWEE COUNTY - DNR INVESTIGATING

JUNE, 2012 PHOTO IN BARAGA COUNTY - DNR CONFIRMED

HOUGHTON SEPTEMBER, 2011 WOODSCAM
DNR Confirmed, Radio-Collared and Ear Tagged
IS THIS REALLY THE SAME COUGAR FROM WISCONSIN AND ONTONOGAN????

OCTONOGAN SEPTEMBER 8 WOODSCAM
DNR Confirmed, Radio-Collared and Ear Tagged
UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE DECLARES EASTERN COUGAR EXTINCT
Making way to delist them as an endangered species - March 2, 2011
BUT Michigan DNR Says
Michigan's Cougars Will Remain Protected


RECENT WEBSITE ADDITIONS
Webcam Photos of EIGHT cougars in the same location, 2011 in State of Washington - AMAZING
Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Webcam Photo of July 11, 2010, taken near Wallace in Menominee County. Michigan DNRE confirms it as a cougar
Cougar Photo from Rothbury, Michigan - February, 2010 but DNR says it's just a housecat
New Research and USDA Story of Cougars Attacking Horses
November, 2009 Newaygo Hunters video tape cougar - will the DNR release the video?
Van Buren County Horse Attack - June, 2009. Full report and photos
Chippewa County, October, 2009 DNR Confirmed Trail Cam Photo
DNR Confirmed Cougar Tracks - Marquette. Read DNR Field Report/See Photos
DNR Admits 4 Michigan Cougar Confirmation Sightings --- How many does it take to make a cougar population?
Labor Day, 2009 - Leelanau, Michigan Photos and Investigation
New Photo - Arenac County
FLORIDA COUGAR CUBS BORN GREY WITH BLACK POINTS - Is this proof of our long elusive black cougars?
DNR Wildlife Division's Latest Position on Michigan Cougars - Still None in the Lower and No Breeding Population, 8/4/09
False Evidence Photos
Michigan Legislative Hearing on Cougar Presence
News Video/Trailcam Picture on Black Cougars in Lapeer County
Black Cougar Webcam Photo in Lapeer County
USFS Discovered Prints in Delta County
March, 2008, Delta County Cougar Tracks Authenticated as Cougar by Michigan DNR
November 11, 2007, Delta County WoodsCam Cougar Photo
Cougar Curiosity Stalks Pedestrian in Delta County - 07/20/07
Kitten Sightings - Updated Weekly

They are not only beautiful; they are not only incorruptible; they are ghosts. In North America, some people spend their entire lives in the bush and never see a cougar. A fleeting glimpse of one of these unsocial predators is often a pivotal moment in our lives, a connection with our primitive past and with the retreating wilderness of this continent. We look at it and see the beauty and the beast within ourselves. - Jerry Kobalenko, "Forest Cats of North America"

SIGHTINGS
Kittens - Irrefutable Proof
Over 2,000 Sightings by County

MICHIGAN COUGAR EVIDENCE
False Evidence and Photos
How to Collect Evidence
Tracking Michigan Cougar with Dogs - Baraga County, June, 1991

NABP - North American Black Panther

ENDANGERED SPECIES
Department's 2001 Solution
DNR Cougar and Large Exotic Cat Response Guidelines - Draft of 05/01/07
Is the DNR Breaking the Law? - An Opinion
Massey Comments at September 7 NRC Meeting

SAFETY

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SEE A COUGAR

LIVESTOCK DEPRADATION

WAYS YOU CAN HELP - RECOGNIZE MICHIGAN COUGARS

NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION

MEDIA ATTENTION

DNR DENIAL EDITORIALS
Michigan Citizens for Cougar Recognition
Michigan Wildlife Conservancy

MICHIGAN COUGAR WEBSITES/READING REFERENCES

LIGHTER SIDE(?)


CALL FOR HOUNDSMAN FOR EMERGENCY TRACKING
Michigan Citizens for Cougar Recognition is currently conducting a search for serious houndsman available to track cougars in Michigan in the event of an emergency. As you are aware, one of MCCR's cougar management plan recommendations is that trained hounds be available to track cougars in the event of attack on livestock or humans. Since the Michigan DNR has failed to follow through on this request and/or implement such a safety plan, MCCR is developing a contact list for trained houndsman across the State. The list will be maintained by MCCR and available to the Michigan DNR upon request in the event of an emergency situation. While cougar tracking experience is preferred, is not required if experienced cougar trackers are not available immediately in the area. Bobcat experience would be helpful. No need to indicate where or how cougar tracking experience was obtained (not trying to get anyone in trouble), simply put COUGAR EXPERIENCE - yes or no in the submission. Houndsman should send name, address, phone number (fastest way to contact), and experience to Denise Noble at massey49055@yahoo.com or Noble, 14961 32nd Street, Gobles, MI 49055.


The Michigan Citizens for Cougar Recognition (MCCR) was founded in July, 2006, to confront the reluctance of the State of Michigan to address Michigan's current cougar population. MCCR is concerned with public safety issues, as well as protection of Michigan's cougar, an endangered species. The focus of the MCCR is to promote grass-roots and political efforts to have Michigan's cougar recognized by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission and its agency, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

MEMBERSHIP - If you are interested in adding your name to the public list of Michigan citizens concerned about cougar recognition, please email your name, address, and email contact information to Denise Noble at the link at the bottom of this page. Names of Citizens Interested in Having Michigan's Cougar Recognized

DENISE NOBLE