The Eastern Cougar: Historic Accounts, Scientific Investigations, and New Evidence
When European settlers first reached the shores of North America, eastern cougars were plentiful, ranging up and down the coast of the present-day United States. By the beginning of the twentieth century, they had been almost entirely wiped out, victims of the same rapacity and ignorance that decimated wolf and bison numbers elsewhere in the country. Today, the continued existence of wild cougars remains hotly disputed, as do proposals to reintroduce cougars to the East. This groundbreaking anthology brings together accounts of early settlers and explorers, presents pro and con arguments on the wild cougar question, and examines the social and environmental implications of reintroduction. More than just a study of a single animal, this fascinating anthology probes America's troubled history with large predators and makes a vital contribution to the wildlife management debates of today.
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Review: Eastern Cougar: Historic Accounts, Scientific Investigations, New EvidenceUser Review - Kris Unger - Goodreads
Yah, cougars are awesome. Too bad they're gone. Read full review
Review: Eastern Cougar: Historic Accounts, Scientific Investigations, New EvidenceUser Review - Hartley - Goodreads
Very informative about the big cats that people claim to have seen. While I thing I too have seen one for sure and maybe another. The question remains, is the CT DEP not talking because of the endanger act would require protecting the deer which would stop public hunting. Read full review