Report a Mountain Lion Sighting


The Department of Conservation wants to learn about mountain lions in Missouri and encourages you to report sightings. The Large Carnivore Response Team (LCRT; Formally the Mountain Lion Response Team), our wildlife damage biologists, and selected staff are trained to deal with mountain lion incidents.

MDC only conducts field investigations for reports that involve human safety or where there is substantial physical evidence — livestock damage or wildlife kill, scat or hair directly linked to a sighting, or confirmed tracks.

Tracks that are characteristic of a mountain lion should be photographed and then covered with a bucket. Photos, plaster casts of tracks and other physical evidence such as hair or scat should be sent to MDC for examination.

To contact the LCRT send an email to Mail photos, video, or physical evidence to the address below. If you submit photos or physical evidence, we reserve the right to publish these photos on our website or in publications.

Nate Bowersock, Furbearer Biologist
3500 East Gans Road
Columbia, MO 65201
573-815-7900, ext. 2903


Alan Leary, Wildlife Management Coordinator
2901 W Truman Blvd
PO Box 180
Jefferson City, MO  65109
573-522-4115, ext. 3693