Last year, the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association asked members to send in reports and photographs from trail cameras of cougars.
The vast majority of the photos were decidedly something else, said Mark Johnson, the group's executive director.
"Some were very definitely a house cat or a fox, or a bobcat. There was one that was walking behind a tree but you could tell it was a yellow lab," Johnson said.
But last fall, Tony Rondeau of Fergus Falls captured a cougar on his trail camera.