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Dangerous Wildlife Incident Reports


SPECIES
Cougar
 
DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT
THE RP CALLED 09/28 TO ADVISE THAT HE HAD LOST 2 CALVES OVER A PERIOD OF TIME TO COUGAR DEPREDATION. THE RP ADVISED THAT THE MOST RECENT LOSS WAS ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO ON A BEEF CALF. THE CARCASS WAS LOCATED AND HE FELT A COUGAR WAS TO BLAME. THE INCIDENT WAS NOT REPORTED. THE RP REQUESTED WE GET A HOUNDSMAN AND ERADICATE THE COUGAR. HE WAS ADVISED THAT IF HE GOT AN OPPORTUNITY AND THE COUGAR WAS SEEN IN WITH HIS COWS THAT HE COULD SHOOT THE COUGAR AND CALL US. HE ALSO ADVISED THE COUGAR WAS SEEN THAT MORNING AT 0430 AT FRY'S JUST ACROSS THE RIVER. I ADVISED HIM I WOULD NOTIFY THE SERGEANT. 09/30 0800 HOURS, THE RP CALLED MY PERSONAL PHONE AND ADVISED THAT THE COUGAR WAS IN HIS PASTURE WITH HIS COWS 15 MINUTES PRIOR. HE REQUESTED A HOUNDSMAN, BUT WAS GOING TO TRY TO SHOOT THE COUGAR HIMSELF, BUT THE COUGAR HAD MOVED INTO THE BRUSH SHORTLY AFTER SIGHTING IT. I ADVISED HIM TO KILL IT IF HE GOT AN OPPORTUNITY AND I WOULD CALL THE SERGEANT AND ADVISE HIM OF THE SITUATION. THE SERGEANT WAS NOTIFIED OF THE REPORT AND REQUEST FROM THE RP. I CALLED THE RP MOMENTS LATER AND SPOKE WITH HIS WIFE. SHE STATED THE RP WAS OUT TRYING TO FIND THE COUGAR. I ADVISED HER THAT THE SERGEANT WOULD PASS THE INFO TO ANOTHER OFFICER. I GAVE HER THE SERGEANTíS CELL NUMBER.
 
REPORT INFORMATION
Date/Time of Incident: September 28, 2012
Date of Report: September 28, 2012
Location: 100 BLOCK OF OLD WYNOOCHEE RD
City: Montesano
County: Grays Harbor
Game Management Unit: 648