But, they are still putting out a word of caution. "If you were to see a cougar, stay in groups, make loud noise. Basically scare the animal off," says DNR Wildlife Biologist Tim Lizotte. By looking at the photos, DNR officials guess this big cat is a young male. "Male probably because it's traveling long distances. Our nearest breeding population of cougars is Black Hills of South Dakota," says Lizotte. That's about 600 miles away. The DNR says, he's now been seen roaming west central and Northern Wisconsin.