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for people who care about the West

Cougar Management Guidelines

  Cougar Management Guidelines
Cougar Management Guidelines Working Group
137 pages, softcover: $21.95
WildFutures, 2005.

Wildlife managers and citizen activists alike will find this book useful. It collects current cougar research into a set of guidelines for managing these secretive and increasingly rare big cats. Full of charts and figures, the book explores topics such as habitat, predator-prey relationships, and ways to minimize cougar-human conflict. Interesting facts: Cougars are good swimmers, and sport hunting has so far failed to either benefit their prey species or decrease cat attacks on humans.