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Bobcat Prowl

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Silent, shy and mostly nocturnal, bobcats are steadily increasing their numbers in Missouri.

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Chesterfield sighting confirmed to be a mountain lion

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This third recent confirmed report brings the total to 13 in Missouri since 1994.

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Confirmed Mountain Lion Reports

Since 1994, the Department has confirmed 45 of the hundreds of mountain lion reports in Missouri. View the map of confirmed reports.

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Confirming Mountain Lion Evidence

How does the Mountain Lion Response Team determine whether physical evidence is from a mountain lion or some other kind of animal? The slideshow on this page shows you how.

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Confirming Mountain Lion Sightings

Confirming the presence of mountain lion requires physical evidence, such as photos, tracks or DNA.

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Cougar Tracks in Creekbed

A landowner photographed these mountain lion tracks in northern Macon County in April 2011.

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DNA tests shed light on cougar, wolf sightings

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Results confirm ties to mountain lions from South Dakota and timber wolves from the Great Lakes states.

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Hunter admits shooting mountain lion in Ray County

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Conservation officials say no charges will be filed.

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Hunters shoot mountain lion near Macon

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Hunters say animal posed threat. Fourth recent confirmed report brings total to 14 in Missouri since 1994.

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If You Encounter a Mountain Lion

The chance of a meeting a mountain lion on a Missouri trail is almost zero, but knowing how to recognize and respond to threatening behaviors can help you avoid or survive a close encounter.

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