Managing Cougar Populations

OPB | Oct. 13, 2006 10 a.m.

Cougars are common in Oregon, but they’re hard to find. Weighing up to 200 pounds and measuring six-feet long, cougars are so stealthy that locating and tagging them for study is extremely difficult. Human civilization is encroaching further and further on cougar territory, and although not one person has been killed by a cougar in Oregon in the last 16 years, people remain fearful of potential attacks. Debate surrounds the cougar “problem”.

First Broadcast: 2007
Producer: Jahn

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