mountain lions

Changes to California mountain-lion policy aim to reduce kills

Relocation and hazing are being used increasingly by state Department of Fish and Wildlife staff in the field when dealing with mountain lion encounters with humans. New guideline ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: High school football kicks off; gentler handling of mountain lions?; Placer High earns grant for documentary film and karaoke

What we’re working on: The Department of Fish and Wildlife has introduced more humane mountain lion abatement regulations. Reporter Gus Thomson is writing about what they are ...

Governor signs bill prohibiting use of dogs during bear hunts

The use of dogs has been a staple for centuries for those hunting bears or bobcats. The hunter releases the dogs, the dogs pick up the scent of a critter, and the race is on for t ...

Blame people, not any bears

Over the years, especially during pre-dawn outings, I’ve been privileged to see dozens of bears, foxes, skunks, coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions on the streets of Auburn. They ...

Mountain lion reports in Weimar-Eden Valley area

Warmer weather is heating up reports of mountain-lion sightings. One sighting April 6 in the Weimar-Eden Valley area spurred Weimar Hills school officials to alert parents. A resi ...