Michigan DNR Seeks Information on Dead Cougar Found in Dickinson County

Michigan DNR
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Michigan -(Ammoland.com)- Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are seeking information on a dead cougar found approximately 4 miles north of Iron Mountain in Dickinson County.

The male cougar was discovered by conservation officers around 11 a.m. today, Feb. 1, near the intersection of Johnson Road and County Road 607 in Breitung Township.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call 1st Lt. Pete Wright at the Marquette Customer Service Center at 906-228-6561, ext. 3028 during normal business hours, or the 24-hour DNR Report All Poaching (RAP) Line at 800-292-7800.

Information may be left anonymously.

Michigan conservation officers are fully commissioned state peace officers who provide natural resources protection, ensure recreational safety and protect citizens by providing general law enforcement duties and lifesaving operations in the communities they serve. Learn more about Michigan conservation officers at www.michigan.gov/conservationofficers.

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Mario Vincenzo

To GB Baker:
The article is misleading, according to the DNR, the cougar was illegally snared, killed then dumped on the side of the road by whoever was responsible. The ethical laws of hunting apply to trappers too……..You own Ken C an apology

Mario Vincenzo

To: GB Baker:
Piss poor article, according to the DNR, the animal was ILLEGALLY CAUGHT IN A SNARE, killed then its carcass thrown to the side of the road by whomever was responsible. Ken C. was correct and you sir, owe him an apology………The ethical rules of hunting apply to trappers as well………


I’m glad I wasn’t the only one to think that .

GB Baker

All it says is found dead, not shot for all we know it was hit by a car!
Always pick the worst when it comes to hunters or shooters. The “beautiful animal”part seems to belie your bias.
They are predators and not pussycats!

ken c.

To kill a beautiful animal like that is senseless. If the cougar was attacking,which I doubt, the person should have contacted the DNR and make a report. This is one of the reasons gun owners get a bad rap.