Discussion Topic: Do Wild Cougars Prowl Northern Minnesota?

This trail cam photo leaves no doubt about what walked through Jim Schubitzke’s hunting area in Floodwood, Minnesota--and biologist believe the cat is indeed wild.

“In the 25 years I’ve been here, it’s the first one in my work area when someone got a picture,” said Rich Staffon, Department of Natural Resources area wildlife manager at Cloquet. “It’s pretty likely that this is a wild mountain lion, not one that someone turned loose.”

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