Mountain Lion Captured in Oregon Wildlife Violation

Mountain lion captured near Brentwood Country Club after evading wildlife officials

A mountain lion was captured in an illegal wildlife violation near Brentwood Country Club on Sunday, according to the National Park Service.

A mountain lion was captured in an illegal wildlife violation near Brentwood Country Club on Sunday, according to the National Park Service.

An illegal mountain lion was captured Sunday in a wildlife violation in Oregon, officials said.

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The incident occurred in the Cascade Mountains near the city of Medford in Medford County, the National Park Service said.

The mountain lion was identified by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The agency said in a statement Tuesday that the animal was captured in an illegal “no-kill” study area and was then released.

“The National Park Service is working with state and local partners to manage the remaining free-ranging mountain lions,” according to the agency’s statement. “The remaining population is considered to be recovering with a long-term goal of the population’s being at a sustainable level of less than 10 animals in the coming years.”

A mountain lion can weigh up to 80 pounds and has a length of 2 to 3 feet.

“It’s not uncommon for mountain lions to be caught without adequate data for population estimates,” said Dan Ashe, a wildlife supervisor with Oregon’s Office of Fish and Wildlife.

The National Park Service uses aerial surveys to capture and monitor mountain lions in the greater Los Angeles area. They use dogs to search for them in the wild.

“We’ve been working with the Fish and Wildlife service to capture a mountain lion in this area of Medford County,” said Steve Schmitt, a spokesman for the National Park Service. “We were able to capture the animal and determine there were no other mountain lions in the area.”

The agency said that it uses public education to keep the public aware of the species.

“In fact, we sent a brochure to high schools and schools in the area and we are working with them to talk about what the

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