Mountain Lion Range Documented

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Sightings of mountain lions in Oklahoma were on the rise, and Wildlife Forever stepped in to help establish a base population figure of the large cat’s presence in the state. Working in conjunction with Oklahoma State University, statistics from nearly 500 natural resources professionals in the state were compiled, providing a map showing regions that held mountain lion populations. Most sightings occurred in large unpopulated landmasses in the western region of the state. River drainages and increased deer populations were considered to be determining factors to mountain lion habitat.