cougar sighting

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

IRONWOOD, MI--   The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the 39th cougar sighting in the state since 2008.

A mountain lion was caught on a landowner’s trail camera July 7 northwest of Ironwood in Gogebic County. A DNR wildlife biologist visited the location Thursday. The image was reviewed and verified by the DNR’s cougar team, composed of wildlife biologists.

The DNR has now confirmed 39 cougar reports in the past 11 years. All but one were in the Upper Peninsula. Officials say reports may include multiple sightings of the same animal.

GOGEBIC COUNTY, MI--   A Department of Natural Resources game camera has taken photographs of a cougar in Gogebic County.

The camera, set up about nine miles north of Ironwood, is part of a state deer movement study. The three photos were taken around 7:15 p.m. on October 1. A DNR cougar team has reviewed and verified the images.

Cougar spotted in Marinette County

Aug 13, 2015

MARINETTE, WI (AP)--   A third cougar sighting in recent weeks in northern Wisconsin has been confirmed by the state Department of Natural Resources.  

The department says the latest sighting was confirmed in Marinette County after it received a July 19 trail camera photo of big cat on Aug. 4. The photo was taken 10 days after two confirmed cougar sightings in Langlade County, and in a location roughly 60 miles east.