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Steve Greene's trail cam caught this photo of a bobcat near Boulder and Round lakes in Hubbard County. Cougar, bobcat and lynx sightings have increased lately. (Submitted photo)

Cougar sightings are increasing in Hubbard County region

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As a half million hunters fan out over the state's wooded areas, news of cougar sightings are growing in the region.

Are four-legged predators getting a jump on the deer season?


"A lot of those folks think they've seen one or a relative has seen one," said Rob Rabasco, assistant area wildlife manager for the DNR. "Those reports have a commonalty to them. They have no prints, no pictures and it often sounds like it was a fleeting glimpse.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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