Cougar population is double state's management goals, crowd told
October 31, 2018
Officials from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife told an audience of around 170 people last week that the tools currently available are making cougar management difficult, resulting in a statewide population that is more than twice the agency's target number.
Rep. Sherrie Sprenger hosted a town hall Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Jim Riggs Community Center to hear opinions and questions from the public and provide answers from officials on the topic. Controlling cougar populations as they encroach on urban areas, like Sweet Home, has remained one of Sprenger's ongoing goals in the legi...