Confirmed Mountain Lion Reports

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86 Confirmed Reports Since 1994

Confirmation No. Sighting Date County Verification
86 March 31, 2021 Laclede Photo of mountain lion taken by game camera. MLRT confirmed using photo and other sign.
85 March 10, 2021 Barton Photo of mountain lion taken by game camera. MLRT confirmed using photo and other sign.
84 March 1, 2021 Benton Video of mountain lion taken by home security camera. MLRT confirmed using videos and other sign.
83 February 20, 2020 Texas Genetic analyses confirmed an adult deer was been killed by a mountain lion. The genetic analyses could not determine the sex or population of origin of the mountain lion.
82 February 12, 2020 Shannon On February 12, 2020 an elk carcass was found which showed sign indicative of mountain lion predation. Samples were collected in an attempt to extract DNA. A trail camera was set up and confirmed the presence of a mountain lion on February 16, 2020. Continued investigation revealed mountain lion tracks, scat deposits and an additional cache of an elk calf. DNA analysis confirmed mountain lion DNA from all samples submitted, and was able to determine individual identification from two scat samples. DNA analysis confirmed that this lion was the same male lion that was initially captured in a coyote trap in 2012, and genetically recaptured in 2018.
81 December 31, 2019 Texas Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
80 December 28, 2019 Andrew Video of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using video and other sign.
79 November 12, 2019 Carter Photos of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
78 November 4, 2019 Texas Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera in same area (~15 miles away) as Confirmation No. 75. MLRT confirmed using photo and other sign.
77 October 30, 2019 Texas Video of a mountain lion taken by a hunter in the same area (~3 miles away) as Confirmation No. 75. MLRT confirmed using video and other sign.
76 September 27, 2019 Texas Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera in the same area (~3 miles away) as Confirmation No. 75 but nearly two weeks later.MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
75 September 15, 2019 Texas Photos of a mountain lion taken by game cameras ~1.5 miles apart and within 3 hours of each other. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
74 August 17, 2018 Shannon Genetic analyses confirmed two elk calves were killed by a mountain lion. Genetic analyses were unable to determine the sex or population of orign of the individual.
73 July 14, 2018 Madison Genetic analyses confirmed an adult deer was killed by a mountain lion. Genetic analyses indicate the individual was a male, but were unable to determine the population of origin.
72 April 14, 2018 Shannon Track identification and genetic analyses confirmed a cow elk, suspected to be suffering from symptoms of brainworm infection, was killed by a mountain lion. Genetic analyses indicate the individual was a male with a probable population of origin in the Black Hills of Wyoming, South Dakota, and NW Nebraska. Analyses also indicated a genetic match with a male mountain lion that had been incidentally captured by a trapper in January 2012 in Reynolds County, Missouri. This is the first time MDC has detected an individual mountain lion in the state more than once.
71 September 26, 2017 Iron Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
70 September 2017 Madison Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
69 January 2017 Ralls Video of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using video and other sign.
68 January 2017 Pike Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
67 January 2017 Warren Subadult male mountain lion killed in a vehicle collision with a probable population of origin in the Black Hills region of South Dakota.
66 November 2016 Reynolds Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
65 December 2016 Oregon Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
64 April 2016 St. Clair Adult, male mountain lion carcass found on Harry S. Truman Reservoir shoreline by an angler. Genetic analyses indicate the individual's probable population of origin is the Black Hills of South Dakota.
63 April 2016 Shannon Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
62 February 2016 Shannon A three year old cow elk, suspected to be affected by brain worm, was killed by a mountain lion. Genetic analyses revealed this individual was a female with a probable population of origin in the Black Hills of Wyoming and South Dakota, and NW Nebraska
61 January 2016 Henry Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
60 December 2015 Boone Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
59 December 2015 Reynolds Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
58 November 2015 Warren Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
57 October 2015 Cole Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
56 August 2015 Carter Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera and a kill site of an 80 lb. elk calf with characteristics of a mountain lion kill. MLRT confirmed using the photos and other sign.
55 May 2015 Shannon Citizen reported mountain lion tracks near the Current River, an investigation confirmed the track photos and other sign at the site.
54 May 2015 Laclede Adult, male mountain lion killed in a vehicle collision. No obvious signs indicating it was a captive animal. Genetic analysis revealed the propbable population of origin was Wyoming.
53 February 2015 Harrison Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
52 November 2014 Taney Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
51 November 2014 Douglas Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
50 October 2014 Carter Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
49 October 2014 Madison Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
48 June 2014 Oregon Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
47 March 2014 Carter Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
46 November 2013 Madison Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
45 October 2013 Reynolds Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
44 October 2013 Barry Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
43 September 2013 Shannon Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
42 August 2013 Carter Photos taken by a game camera at Peck Ranch Conservation Area. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
41 June 2013 Pulaski Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
40 February 2013 Carter Photos taken by a game camera at Peck Ranch Conservation Area. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
39 January 2013 Warren Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
38 December 2012 Warren Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
37 December 2012 Carter Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
36 December 2012 Dekalb Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
35 October 2012 Taney Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
34 October 2012 Ripley Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
33 October 2012 Shannon Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
32 September 2012 Grundy Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
31 September 2012 Shannon Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
30 April 2012 Grundy Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
29 January 2012 Reynolds Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
28 January 2012 Reynolds Private landowner incidentally captured a live, male mountain lion in a large, cage-type trap. MLRT collected genetic samples and estimated it at ~2 years old. Genetic analysis revealed the propbable population of origin was the Black Hills of South Dakota.
27 September 2011 Wayne A photograph of a track in the mud taken by MDC staff was verified to belong to a mountain lion by the MLRT.
26 September 2011 Shannon Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
25 September 2011 Shannon Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
24 September 2011 Reynolds Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
23 September 2011 Texas Subadult male mountain lion shot by a landowner. Genetic analysis revealed the propbable population of origin was the Black Hills of South Dakota.
22 September 2011 Shannon Photos taken by a game camera at Rocky Creek Conservation Area. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
21 August 2011 Oregon Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
20 August 2011 Carter MDC received an eye-witness report supplemented with hair samples. Genetic analysis confirmed hair was from a mountain lion.
19 July 2011 Shannon Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
18 July 2011 Gasconade MDC received an eye-witness report supplemented with hair samples. Genetic analysis confirmed hair was from a mountain lion.
17 April 2011 Macon Citizen submitted photos of tracks in a muddy creekbed. MLRT confirmed the tracks were those of a mountain lion.
16 March 2011 Oregon Citizen reported a mountain lion jumped through a fence and sent in hairs suspected to be from the lion. Genetic analyses confirmed the hair was from a male mountain lion and the propbable population of origin was Colorado.
15 January 2011 Macon Subadult male mountain lion shot by coyote hunters. No indication of a captive animal. Genetic analysis revealed the propbable population of origin was Central Montana.
14 January 2011 St. Louis Photos taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
13 January 2011 Ray Subadult male treed and shot by raccoon hunters. No indication of a captive animal. Genetic analysis revealed the propbable population of origin was the Black Hills of South Dakota.
12 December 2010 Linn Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
11 November 2010 Platte Photo taken by private landowner of a treed mountain lion. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
10 December 2006 Livingston Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
9 November 2006 Shannon Tracks and deer carcass characteristic of a mountain lion were found and confirmed by MLRT.
8 August 2003 Callaway An approximately 1.5 year old male was killed in a vehicle collision. No indication of a captive animal. Genetic analysis indicated it was from North America.
7 October 2002 Clay A 2 to 3 year old male was killed in a vehicle collision. Genetic analysis indicated it was from North America.
6 December 2001 Pulaski Photo of a mountain lion taken by a game camera. MLRT confirmed using photos and other sign.
5 December 2000 Lewis A video was recorded by a deer hunter in a tree stand and was confirmed by MLRT.
4 January 1999 Texas A mountain lion was treed by a rabbit hunter's dogs and tracks in the snow were photographed. MLRT confirmed the photos and other sign.
3 January 1997 Christian A video was recorded by the property owner. Behavior indicates it may have been captive at one time.
2 November 1996 Reynolds A conservation agent recorded video of a mountain lion with a deer carcass.
1 January 1994 Carter A small adult female mountain lion was treed and shot by two raccoon hunters near Peck Ranch Conservation Area. The carcass was never recovered, but a photo was obtained of the animal on a tailgate. Federal authorities fined each hunter $2,000. In Nov. 1998 a deer hunter found a skinned pelt of a small adult female, with head and feet attached, near a remote Texas County road. It is suspected, but not confirmed, this is the same animal killed in Carter County.