Thursday, 10 March 2016

RADIO: Early Bounty Hunters Decimate Oregon Cougars

Numerous accounts of cougar encounters sprinkled the pages of early Oregon newspapers.

Also called mountain lions and sometimes panthers, the big cats were blamed for stalking children, harassing miners, killing livestock and pets, decimating deer populations, and scaring women out for a walk. A bounty spurred intense hunting and generated tales of bravery, as well as buffoonery.

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