MICHIGAN CITIZENS for COUGAR RECOGNITION
Michigan County Sightings


Below, you'll find listed references to over 1,800 cougar incidents reported in the State of Michigan. Click on the Michigan County to see recorded cougar sightings and dates for that county. Whenever available, sightings will also include photos and/or video. Thank you to the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Retired DNR Forester Mike Zuidema, and the media for this valuable research information.

TOP TEN COUNTIES
Delta (122)Oakland (60)
Emmet (77)Kalamazoo (55)
Allegan (63)Kent (55)
Leelanau (61)Calhoun (50)
Van Buren (60)Berrien (50)


Using information compiled by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, it was determined that approximately 50% of anecdotal reports (as listed below), can be classified as probable or verified. Reports by the public, when carefully screened for reliability, and used in conjunction with other information and evidence, can aid in assessing population status.


ALCONA (31)
ALGER (22)
ALLEGAN (63)
ALPENA (17)
ANTRIM (17)
ARENAC (18)
BARAGA (25)
BARRY (40)
BAY (6)
BENZIE (46)
BERRIEN (50)
BRANCH (5)/td>
CALHOUN (49)
CASS (25)
CHARLEVOIX (11)
CHEBOYGAN (27)
CHIPPEWA (31)
CLARE (11)
CLINTON (23)
CRAWFORD (12)
DELTA (122)
DICKINSON (22)
EATON (9)
EMMET (75)
GENESEE (14)
GLADWIN (9)
GOGEBIC (20)
GRAND TRAVERSE (45)
GRATIOT (6)
HILLSDALE (9)
HOUGHTON (13)
HURON (2)
INGHAM (23)
IONIA (11)
IOSCO (19)
IRON (17)
ISABELLA (10)
JACKSON (47)
KALAMAZOO (55)
KALKASKA (17)
KENT (54)
KEWEENAW (6)
LAKE (25)
LAPEER (13)
LEELANAU (61)
LENAWEE (20)
LIVINGSTON (30)
LUCE (14)
MACKINAC (41)
MACOMB (18)
MANISTEE (37)
MARQUETTE (40)
MASON (13)
MECOSTA (17)
MENOMINEE (22)
MIDLAND (14)
MISSAUKEE (16)
MONROE (17)
MONTCALM (11)
MONTMORENCY (10)
MUSKEGON (22)
NEWAYGO (21)
OAKLAND (61)
OCEANA (24)
OGEMAW (16)
ONTONAGON (22)
OSCEOLA (13)
OSCODA (22)
OTSEGO (20)
OTTAWA (22)
PRESQUE ISLE (18)
ROSCOMMON (30)
SAGINAW (5)
SANILAC (2)
SCHOOLCRAFT (24)
SHIAWASSEE (8)
ST. CLAIR (10)
ST. JOSEPH (22)
TUSCOLA (8)
VAN BUREN (60)
WASHTENAW (32)
WAYNE (13)
WEXFORD (35)


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DENISE N. MASSEY


Photos in this section acquired from http://www.dinets.travel.ru/wildcats.htm except for the Alcona and Oscoda photos