Yep. It's all pretty much a mess. There are few states now managing their cougar population's sustainably. That's why we support the proposals in Cougar Management Guidelines,

http://www.opalcreekpress.com/book_cmg.php

California is the model state, which banned cougar hunting in 1990:
biggest population, fewest ratio of conflicts, most stable population of cougars.
_________________________
Shongum ain\'t Indian,
it\'s Shawank-unk.