STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Cougar shot in The Dalles after attacks on goats

Oregon law permits landowners to kill cougars without a permit if the animal has been causing livestock deaths.

Posted: Mar 7, 2020 4:54 PM
Updated: Mar 7, 2020 10:25 PM

THE DALLES, Ore. --- An adult female cougar has been fatally shot in The Dalles by a resident after the cougar attacked goats on several occasions.

The Bulletin reports that the cougar was killed Monday after it had killed a total of five goats between Feb. 26 and March 1.

Oregon law permits landowners to kill cougars without a permit if the animal has been causing livestock deaths.

Fish and Wildlife biologists are required to inspect the cougar carcass within 10 days of its death to determine its sex and age for population modeling.

There are currently more than 6,000 cougars in the state.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 8931

Reported Deaths: 208
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah223969
Marion153947
Washington137920
Clackamas75124
Umatilla5334
Union3421
Lincoln3242
Deschutes1830
Lane1653
Linn1519
Polk14912
Yamhill1268
Malheur1241
Klamath1230
Jefferson1180
Jackson1170
Hood River880
Benton845
Wasco731
Morrow641
Clatsop490
Douglas420
Coos410
Josephine331
Columbia300
Lake190
Tillamook110
Crook100
Wallowa100
Curry70
Baker40
Grant10
Harney10
Sherman10
Gilliam00
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Scattered Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 78°
Corvallis
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 73°
Roseburg
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 80°
North Bend
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 65°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events