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Out & about: Cougar tails hikers on Antoine Peak

The Spokane Valley woman and her hiking companion were on Antoine Peak just a half-mile up the trail from the Robbins Road trailhead around 8:15 a.m. on Sunday when they locked eyes with the predator.

Gov. Inslee nixes cougar hunting quota increases; overrules wildlife panel

HUNTING -- Answering an appeal filed by eight wildlife-protection groups, Gov. Jay Inslee has struck down increases in cougar hunting quotas approved for this year by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. Inslee said an amendment proposed at the April commission meeting to increase cougar...

Agency finds home for rescued Grande Ronde cougar kittens

WILDLIFE -- It's not a perfect ending, but at least it's a happy one to the unsettling story -- Orphaned cougar kittens have sobering tale -- reported in Sunday Outdoors. The two emaciated cougar kittens were reported along the highway near the Grande Ronde...

Petition against state cougar hunting guidelines rejected

HUNTING -- A petition by several environmental organizations to rescind increased harvest levels for cougars in areas of the state with confirmed wolf packs was rescinded today. Washington Fish and Wildlife Commissioners voted 7-1 to reject an immediate revocation of the new harvest guidelines, but...

Cougar kitten found on Kettle Falls porch on road to recovery

A mountain lion kitten – with killer blue eyes, but too young and weak to prey on anything larger than a butterfly – is getting a one-way ticket from Eastern Washington to a Pennsylvania zoo. A Kettle Falls homeowner found the 3-week-old male kitten dehydrated and malnourished on the front porch.