Mountain lion confirmed in Lander captured and released

(Lander, WY) – It was reported on Tuesday, December 28th that mountain lion activity had been confirmed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and as of January 1st, 2022, the cat has been captured and released into a more remote area of Fremont County.

Mountain lion waking up. h/t Wyoming Game and Fish photo

Below is the full release from Wyoming Game and Fish.

On January 1, 2022, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured a sub-adult female mountain lion that had killed a deer adjacent to McManus Park. The young female was healthy and in good condition. The mountain lion was not involved in any types of conflicts, but because she had localized in the city of Lander was released to a more remote area of Fremont County.


Check out the Coffee Time interview with Lander Mayor Monte Richardson and Lander Chief of Police Scott Peters, where they discussed the mountain lion activity and what Lander folks can do to help mitigate their presence within city limits.


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