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"There may now be more mountain lions in the West than there were before European settlement" reports Dr.
Maurice Hornocker, a senior scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society.
In six cases lions ended up dead, either as the result of accidents or because they were shot.
One 2003 confirmation was a live capture of a 108 lb. In early 2010, NPGC determined that the Pine Ridge area of Nebraska has a breeding population making it the third breeding population in the northern prairie area.
Separate interactive maps are presented below for each sub-region.
A discussion of each can be found beneath the respective map.
The analysis of this hunt and further research led NDG&FD to declare a breeding population present in the Badlands. According to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NPGC), cougars were extirpated from Nebraska by the end of the 19th century.
The stated goal of the hunt was to provide information about the animal's presence in the state.The Prairie Region consists of the province of Manitoba (Canada) and the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.There are currently three documented populations of cougars in this region centered in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Badlands of North Dakota and most recently in the Pine Ridge region of the Nebraska panhandle.The population appears to be increasing, and transient cougars have increasingly turned up in other areas of the state and in states east of South Dakota.The Cougar Network has received records of cougar confirmations in the eastern part of the state dating back to 2000. Mountain lions were removed from the state's Threatened Species List and reclassified as a big game animal in 2003.