Yellowstone Cougar Project

MSHA members and their skilled hounds have been key assests to ecological studies in Yellowstone National Park through safe capture, biopsy darting, and GPS collaring of cougars over the last couple decades. Through these efforts, long term data on the population and predator-prey dynamcis in a multi-carnivore, multi-ungulate system is yielding valuable information that aids conservation and management. Such collaborations and shared passion between biologist and houndsman are prime examples of public and private partnerships that promote and enhance knowledge of carnivores, their role in ecosystems, and ultimately their conservation.

-Dan Stahler, Yellowstone Park Biologist