Proof: Two arrests in connection with cougar poaching

This trail camera photo taken in Luce County on December 8th, 2013. This cougar was subsequently poached in Schoolcraft County. (Photo courtesy Michigan DNR)

Two people have been arrested illegally killing the cougar after investigating a tip. Cougars are considered an endangered species in Michigan, and the penalty for poaching one is up to 90 days in jail and $2,500 in fines.

It is nice to see Michigan taking the poaching of cougars seriously. But it is on the other hand rediculous to me that cougars aren't protected by law in ever state in which they historically occured, until they have populations healthy enough to sustained some hunting pressure.

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