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DNR Confirms Three Cougars in Northern Michigan

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources confirmed three trail camera photos of cougars in the Upper Peninsula.

Two photos were taken in October in Menominee County; one was near Cedar River and the other was near Menominee just north of the Wisconsin border.

A third cougar was spotted in northern Marquette County in November, we have posted the picture of this cougar.

The DNR says they have verified sightings in the Upper Peninsula of cougars about 20 times since 2008.

DNR has confirmed 11 photos, 8 separate sets of tracks and 1 trail video from 10 Upper Peninsula counties including, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Houghton, Keweenaw, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon and Schoolcraft.

If you need to report evidence of cougar tracks or other evidence visit www.michigan.gov/cougars.

 

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