Trail camera snapped another mountain lion in Carter County
Photo: Missouri Dept. of Conservation
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VAN BUREN, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation confirmed a mountain lion sighting on private land near Van Buren. The photograph was taken by a conservation trail camera on Dec. 21.
An MDC news release says widely scattered mountain lion sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue. Some sightings or photographs of mountain lions may be of the same animal, but MDC cannot confirm individual animals without DNA evidence.
In spite of the increased number of sightings, wildlife officials say there is no confirmed evidence of a breeding population in Missouri.

Reports of sightings can be sent by e-mail to, or by contacting local conservation agents or the Response Team at (573) 815-7901