In the wake of the shooting of a mountain lion in Bourbon County, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife officials believe this to be an isolated incident and said Kentuckians should not be scared there are more mountain lions in the state. KDFW Spokesman Mike Marraccini said there is not a resident population of mountain lions in Kentucky.
Marraccini said Kentucky's mountain lion population became extinct
around the late 1700s, and he does not believe there is any concern of a
wild population in the area.
"We just went through a deer season," he said. "There are thousands of
trail cameras out there hunters are using to scout for deers. If there
was a free-range population in Kentucky they would show up on those
He said it is illegal to own mountain lions in captivity in Kentucky.
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