Cougars Remain Free From Houndsmen in Oregon
Oregon Senate Environment and Natural resources Committee had some cougar management plans on the book. A pilot program that would allow hunting cougars with the aid of dogs was part of that, but Monday, May 23rd was the deadline to schedule a hearing for the bill to advance, and nothing was done.
The House had passed Bill 2337 on April 20th, with a 45-14 vote. In 1994, Oregon voters banned the hunting of cougars with dogs, and upheld it in 1996. Bill 2337 would've given the Department of Fish and Wildlife the ability to allow hunters to use dogs in counties that chose to participate in the program, from DemocratHerald.com.