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Old 01-12-2012, 08:50 AM   #4
gulo
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The last cat taken in the state was from Herkimer County in 1893-94. In one of these threads, I posted 19th century bounty records for the Daks. There are such records from every eastern state.

Where there are no bounty records is for all but southwestern Maine, all of New Brunswick, and only two from Quebec. Those were moose and caribou country - not white-tail habitat, the cougar's favored prey.

Their northernmost range extends into southern Yukon. It's more about prey and prey density than habitat. They are as adaptable as coyotes and occupy more ecosystems than any mammal in the western hemisphere.

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