Mountain lions spark meeting |

Mountain lions spark meeting

Mountain lions will be the subject of a town meeting tonight held by the Rough and Ready Chamber of Commerce.

The forum, set for 7:30 p.m. at the Rough and Ready Grange Hall, was scheduled after recent sightings and attacks were reported in the Rough and Ready area, according to the Chamber. John Mills and Brian Steiger from the Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office will speak and field questions about predatory animal control measures.

In October, the California Department of Fish and Game confirmed that a mountain lion killed a sheep at a residence on Excelsior Road off of Bitney Springs Road. In early December, a woman in the area of Stage Coach Way reported that her dog was killed and carried out of its 8-foot-tall kennel by a mountain lion.

Fish and Game will issue a person a depredation permit – a license to kill – for a mountain lion once an attack on a domestic animal is verified by experts.

The Mountain Lion Federation recommends livestock owners in mountain lion country place their animals inside at night or place them in pens with tops. The foundation also suggests clearing brush away from pens and homes and installing outside lighting.

For more information, call the Rough and Ready Chamber of Commerce at 272-4320.



What: Town meeting on predatory animal control measures

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Where: Rough and Ready Grange Hall, across from the Rough and Ready Market on the Rough and Ready Highway.

Information: Call 272-4320 for more information.

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