Cougar Cam Confirmation

Confirmed Cougar, photo by the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club It was just a few years ago that the Michigan DNR vehemently denied the presence of cougars in Michigan, but things have definitely changed. Regarding this photo taken November 1st by an automatic trail cam in the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club (located near Engadine in the southern Upper Peninsula), the…

More Michigan Cougar Photos Verified

November 11, 2012 Upper Peninsula Cougar, photo courtesy Michigan DNR The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced yesterday that three recent trail camera photos of cougars in the Upper Peninsula have been verified by the DNR: Two of the photos, both of a cougar with a radio collar, were taken in October in Menominee County…

Photographic Proof of the Michigan Cougar!

Marquette County Cougar, photo by Michigan Wildlife Conservancy A trail cam in southern Marquette County operated by the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy (MWC) recently captured the above photo of a cougar. Dr. Patrick Rusz, Director of Wildlife Programs for the MWC and retired DNR forester Michael Zuidema verified the trail camera’s location on a well-worn wildlife trail atop a wooded…

Michigan Cougar Photo Evidence

Menominee County Cougar, June 2010, photo courtesy Michigan DNRE The Michigan Natural Resources and Environment reports that a trail camera photo from Menominee County on May 26th is likely a cougar: “This is the first confirmed cougar picture in Menominee County. We appreciate the cooperation of the caller who shared the photograph and contacted the…

Leelanau County Cougar Photos

Leelanau County Cougar photos, photo by Dr. Jerome Wiater. These photos were taken by Dr. Jerome Wiater and appear courtesy the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy. Check these out bigger, read the report from the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy and read more at Michigan Cougar Confirmation? Leelanau photos seem to say “Yes” on Leelanau.com. You can read more…

Michigan’s Common Snapping Turtle

Female Snapping Turtle, photo by MTU_Flickr. Regular readers may recall TurtleGate ’08. Some of you may have even been consumed by worry that this terrapin tangle would go unresolved. Fear not, for thanks to a happy find while researching the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, I can finally put the michpics universe back on firm &…

Bobcat in Michigan

Bobcat, photo by pnygirl1. Sometimes when I’m not sure what Michigan in Pictures will be about, I look at my Michigan events calendar for inspiration. There were no events, but the calendar also shows hunting information. I saw that on Monday, Bobcat Trapping Season opened in northern Michigan. That jarred me enough to go looking…