Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 2:00 am
Long-term research program aimed at determining impact of hunting
The Uncompahgre Plateau provides representative cougar habitat in Colorado, and for that reason, state Parks and Wildlife officials decided on Montrose as a base for one of the largest cougar studies in recent history.
Mammals researcher Ken Logan has spent much of the last eight and a half years in the field on the southern end of the Uncompahgre Plateau tracking, capturing and even crawling into the dens of the big cats. The goal of his 10-year study is to learn more about the effects sport hunting has on Colorado’s largest cat.