cougar sighting

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

ONTONAGON COUNTY, MI--   The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed another cougar sighting, this time in Ontonagon County.

Officials say a photo of the animal was captured on a trail camera September 6 northeast of Bergland. It’s about 40 miles from where a trail camera snapped a picture of a cougar in Baraga County on July 7.

The DNR confirmed the September 6th sighting on Tuesday.

Officials have now confirmed 44 cougar reports in the U.P. since 2008. Six of them were confirmed this year alone.

Michael Hilliard

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says two more trail camera photos of a cougar have been confirmed in the Upper Peninsula over the past couple of months. 

One was taken in northern Delta County on September 18 and the other in southern Marquette County on October 6. The cameras are located about 14 miles apart.

DELTA COUNTY, MI (AP)--   State officials say the 40th cougar report in Michigan since 2008 has been confirmed. 

The confirmation was made after an image of a cougar was captured August 17 on a trail camera on public land in Delta County. Michigan Department of Natural Resources large-carnivore specialist Cody Norton visited the area and substantiated the report.

Another trail camera captured an image July 7th of a cougar in Gogebic County.

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.