I had the privilege of working for a graduate student on his cougar research for the summer of 2010. I worked in Saskatchewan for this graduate student as a volunteer for 3 months and I have to say it was one of the best summers that I have ever had. As part of the job, us volunteers, and my boss himself, were responsible for visiting cougar kill sites and identifying the prey (as well as age, sex, etc.), deploying and receiving trail cameras, occasionally track the cats that were equip with GPS Argos Collars, and the most exciting part was actually being able to capture and collar cougars. There wasn't even any planned captures for the field season, so it was a major bonus!