Cougar http://wuis.org en Will Cougars, Black Bears And Gray Wolves Be Protected In Illinois? http://wuis.org/post/will-cougars-black-bears-and-gray-wolves-be-protected-illinois <p>The Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources wants to add black bears, gray wolves and cougars to the state's list of protected species. But there is disagreement on how much protection should be given when there is a safety concern.</p><p>On November 20, 2013, a family near Morrison, Ill. asked state conservation police officers to<a href="http://wuis.org/post/cougar-under-corn-crib-dnr-says-landowners-called-shots"> kill a cougar </a>found hiding under a building on their land.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:00:17 +0000 Peter Gray 21635 at http://wuis.org Will Cougars, Black Bears And Gray Wolves Be Protected In Illinois? Cougar Under The Corn Crib: DNR Says Landowners Called The Shots http://wuis.org/post/cougar-under-corn-crib-dnr-says-landowners-called-shots <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dept. of Natural Resources employees have discussed adding cougars to the list of protected species in Illinois.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But in a phone interview with WUIS, IDNR&nbsp;spokesman Tim Schweizer&nbsp;said currently "it’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> up to the landowner” to decide whether a potentially threatening animal should be put down. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:07:24 +0000 Peter Gray 13492 at http://wuis.org Cougar Under The Corn Crib: DNR Says Landowners Called The Shots