Im a trapper and never received one last year. I always fill them out and turn them in the last few years. However I also buy a bow license every year ....maybe thats why I got a survey ....You have to remember .............ready.................... it's the MDNR.
There wasnt a question about cougars on the survey I filled out.
A few years ago my wife was running a dog grooming shop out between saline and manchester and saw a cougar out there. The owner called the DNR and they confirmed the tracks where cougar (like my wife couldnt tell what a cougar looks like at about 30 feet away). They said and I agree that wild cougars are Extinct
in michigan. And the ones that are around now have been turned loose by Irresponsible boobs that had them as pets and couldnt take care of them after they grewup.
About 3-4years ago,my brother next door had the bark on a 12-16inch maple shredded in large strips and pealed from about 7' down.He had 2 on his property,& saw another on a neighbors.Around that time my kids looked out the glass door one morning to see why our dog was barking.They came to me and said it was a big cat.I, thought maybe they had mistaken a deer slinking across the hill.They said ,"DAD,a deer don't have a tail as long as it's body,and that this animal looked more black in color.The news reported sightings around DeWitt & Jackson,a few weeks later.Another article about sightings near Pentwater,said that there range could be 200 miles from a center point,so that the same cat could be seen all over the lower penninsula.
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