2020 Confirmed Cougar Sightings

February 19, 2020

Cougar tracks in the snow

On February 19, 2020, DNR staff identified cougar tracks in Delta County while conducting wolf track surveys. This is about 40 miles from where tracks were found in Schoolcraft County on February 20, 2020.

February 20, 2020
Cougar tracks in the snow

On February 20, 2020, DNR staff identified cougar tracks in southeastern Schoolcraft County while conducting wolf track surveys. This is about 12 miles from the Schoolcraft County trail camera photo taken on November 15, 2019.

April 24, 2020

Trail camera photo of a cougar

On April 24, 2020, a trail camera photo was captured of a cougar in Delta County, on the Stonington Peninsula. This is about 45 miles from where DNR staff found tracks on February 20th in Schoolcraft County. 

May 17, 2020

On May 17, 2020, a DNR trail camera captured a photo of a cougar in southcentral Luce County. This is about 72 miles from where the April 24 photo was captured in Delta County (photograph not available). 

June 1, 2020

Trail camera photo of a cougar

On June 1, 2020, a trail camera photo was captured of a cougar in eastern Mackinac County. This is about 127 miles from where the April 24 photo was captured in Delta County. 

June 6, 2020

Trail camera photo of a cougar

On June 6, 2020, a trail camera photo was captured of a cougar in eastern Chippewa County. This is about 18 miles from where the June 1 photo was captured in Mackinac County.

July 12, 2020
Cougar image from a trail camera

On July 12, 2020, a trail camera photo was captured of a cougar in Delta County. This is about 165 miles from where the June 6 photo was captured in Chippewa County. 

July 13, 2020
Cougar image from a trail camera

On July 13, 2020, a trail camera photo was captured of a cougar in Ontonagon County. This is about 120 miles from where the July 12 photo was captured in Delta County.

August 30, 2020
Cougar image from a trail camera

On August 30, 2020, a trail camera photo was captured of a cougar in southcentral Luce County. This is about 180 miles from where the July 17 photo was captured in Ontonagon County.

August 30, 2020
Cougar image from a trail camera

On August 30, 2020, a trail camera photo was captured of a cougar in southcentral Luce County. This is about 1 mile from where another photo was captured on August 30 in Luce County. 

October 13, 2020
Cougar image from a trail camera

On October 13, 2020, a trail camera photo was captured of a cougar in northern Mackinac County. This is about 5 miles from where another photo was captured on October 13 in Mackinac County. 

October 13, 2020
Cougar image from a trail camera

On October 13, 2020, a trail camera photo was captured of a cougar in western Mackinac County. This is about 10 miles from where August 30 photos were captured in Luce County. 

November 7, 2020
Cougar image from a trail camera

On November 7, 2020, a trail camera photo was captured of a cougar in southwest Baraga County. This is about 145 miles from where October 13 photos were captured in Mackinac County.

November 27, 2020
Cougar image from a trail camera

On November 27, 2020, a trail camera photo was captured of a cougar near Gulliver Lake, in Schoolcraft County. This is about 120 miles from where a November 7 photo was captured in Baraga County.