EUGENE, Ore. — A bill that would allow hunters to use hounds to hunt cougars is on its way to the Oregon Senate. The bill passed in the House this week. It would let hunters use dogs to tree the big cats, which is illegal right now even though it is okay to hunt cougars. … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — Recent cougar sightings put Springfield residents on edge, but a local nonprofit that works to protect native predators says a lot of this fear is unfounded. Predator Defense has been working out of Eugene since the early 1990s. Its mission is to create alternatives for people to coexist with wildlife such as … Continue reading »
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Police Department received several reports of a cougar sighting in the Hayden Bridge area. ODFW says it’s looking into several similar calls in the past two weeks. If you see a cougar in your neighborhood, call Springfield police.