2021 Confirmed Cougar Sightings

January 12, 2021


On January 12, 2021, a security camera captured and tracks were found from a cougar in Southwestern Schoolcraft County. This is about 120 miles from where a November 27, 2020 photo was captured in Schoolcraft County.

January 26, 2021

Image of a cougar captured by a trail camera

On January 26, 2021, a trail camera photo was captured of a cougar in central Delta County. This is about 36 miles from where the January 12 photo was captured in Schoolcraft County.

March 31, 2021

On March 31, 2021, a trail camera video was captured of a cougar in northeast Dickinson County. This is about 30 miles from where the January 26 photo was captured in Delta County.

May 12, 2021

cougar paw print from May 12, 2021 with tape measure showing just under 4 inches in length.

On May 12, 2021, DNR staff identified cougar tracks in southern Luce County while conducting field work. This is about 115 miles from where the March 31 video was captured in Dickinson County.

May 13, 2021

Trail camera image of a cougar in clearing

On May 13, 2021, a trail camera photo was captured of a cougar in eastern Dickinson County. This is about 125 miles from where tracks were found on May 12 in Luce County.

May 24, 2021

Trail camera image of a cougar walking through a clearing.

On May 24, 2021, a trail camera photo was captured of a cougar in western Marquette County. This is about 50 miles from where the May 13 photo was captured in Dickinson County.

June 25, 2021

Trail camera image of a cougar walking through a clearing.

On June 25, 2021, trail camera photos were captured of a cougar in northern Houghton County. This is about 47 miles from where a May 24 photo was captured in Marquette County.

July 19, 2021

Trail camera image of a cougar walking through a clearing.

On July 19, 2021, a trail camera photo was captured of a cougar in the Black River area of Republic, Marquette County. This is about 50 miles from where a June 25 photo was captured in Houghton County.

July 20, 2021


On July 20, 2021, a trail camera video was captured of a cougar in southeastern Baraga County. This is about 10 miles from where a July 19 photo was captured in Marquette County 

September 16, 2021

Trail camera image of a cougar in the woods

On September 16, 2021, a trail camera photo was captured of a cougar in southern Dickinson County. This is about 50 miles from where a July 20 video was captured in Baraga County.