MICHIGAN CITIZENS for COUGAR RECOGNITION
OSCODA County Sightings



1948Knepp - Observed by Emmerson T. of Mio
Between 1970/1980Fresh cougar track along M-72. Two vehicles watched cougar cross the road in two leaps about 10 mines west of Mio
1993Oscoda PhotoLACTATING FEMALE
1996McKinley RoadTWO CATS
1997Comins, Wilson Road
1998Kneeland and Knepp
06/98Observed by Patricia L. of Pontiac
06/98Comins
09/27/00Fairview
2002Comins
08/02East Johns Drive
11/18/02Fairview b/w Fairview & Mio, First Baptist Church
10/03Observed by Rick W. of Plymouth
10/05/03Big Creek Township
07/26/04N of Mio on CR 610 just N of Pennsylvania Crossing RoadBLACK
05/05M33 and Delano
05/05Observed by Paul B. of Livonia
07/30/06Old 27 at 104
10/23/07Just North of Mio on CR 608 and Centerline Road Observed by Cindy B
09/08Oscoda Police called with suspicion of Doberman Pinscher being killed by cougar along Bissonette Road west of Oscoda
09/19/08Cougar crossed road 60' ahead of car at McCollum Lake State Forest Campground M-65 and McCollum Lake Road 8.5 miles NW of Curran
11/15/08Cougar observed at 30 yards apart for approximately 40 seconds two miles northwest of Luzerne at the corner of Knott Road and Randall


Western Alcona County, 8/97
Eastern Oscoda County, 1993
Photos Taken Within Five Miles of Each Other


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.
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.




DENISE N. MASSEY