July 27, 1946: Fearson sees one in Readsboro
April 8, 1946: Prowls Searsburg Hills
October 19, 1945: Black type visits James Johnson's poultry house.
In March of 2011, the Eastern Catamount was declared officially extinct by the US Fish & Wildlife Service.
In 2011, Vermont forests and wildlife have rebounded from massive deforestation which was a result of economic activity in the 1800’s that included the cutting/burning of trees for potash and sheep grazing. There have been many reports of mountain lions in the Green Mountains spanning the years since 1881 when forested tracts started to return and the last officially recognized Eastern Panther the “Barnard Monster” was shot and killed.