Cougar Sighting Confirmed in Delta County
09/06/2019- Another big cat sighting is confirmed in the Upper Peninsula. The Michigan DNR reports an image of a cougar was captured on a trail camera within the Hiawatha National Forest in Delta County in the evening hours of August 17. The confirmation comes from an area about 170 miles from where a cougar trail camera image was snapped July 7 in Gogebic County. Since 2008, the DNR has now confirmed 40 cougar reports, with all but one of those occurring in the UP. However, in some cases, these reports may include multiple sightings of the same cougar, not necessarily 40 individual animals. DNR officials say so far, there remains no conclusive evidence of a Michigan breeding population of mountain lions. Cougars are an endangered species in Michigan protected by law.