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Cougar is back!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HK_User, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Neighbors loosing goats and sheep, less than a mile from here.

    Another neighbor has Pic of cougar from game cameras, says he's been around about 3 weeks.

    Fun and games and real problems.

    Got my license today.
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  2. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    Go get em HK!! Remember they can be eaten...
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  3. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    .308 is most excellent medicine for big cats! Go get that sucker and post the kill!

    We declared war on Cougars after my Brother got mauled by a big tom! Only good Cougar is a dead Cougar!
  4. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    More a matter of luck as most Cougars around here are killed by Deer Hunters.
    Always have my EDC and now it's also 12 Gauge and #4 High Brass at the front door and with me while outside.
    This one may be a female with cubs since it has stayed around and taken easy prey.
    No cattle hits yet.
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  5. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    The LDWF here just traps a nuisance cat in one area and hauls it off to be a nuisance in another area....
  6. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    @HK_User if you get her, are you going to eat it? I would think the game warden would try to trap because of the cubs.
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  7. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Cubs are just as dangerous later in life.
    Cougars KILL, what ever they need to eat.

    I was just watching the new kitten on the front porch, mama cat had already taught him turn over any bit of wind blown material, looking for bugs.

    Imagine a 100 lb cub and maybe 4 going across your land.

    Last year a Fox had her kits out for a late morning romp. The were spread out in a line and well adapted to kill anything they came across.
    Had they come across or cat and her kittens (yes our Barn Cat has her kittens wherever she decides.) then we would be catless.

    OBTW, Cat had 6 babies, only one survived.

    Something found her nest and soon only one nipple showed use.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2019
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  8. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    You can call them in with predator calls
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  9. Big Ron

    Big Ron Monkey++

    They come into town for the cat and dog snacks we have. One street over from me has had them on security cameras. Javelina also.
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  10. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Texas is the only U.S. state with a viable population of cougars that does not protect that population in some way. In Texas, cougars are listed as nuisance wildlife and any person holding a hunting or a trapping permit can kill a cougar regardless of the season, number killed, sex or age of the animal.[134] Killed animals are not required to be reported to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Conservation work in Texas is the effort of a non-profit organization, Balanced Ecology Inc. (BEI) as part of their Texas Mountain Lion Conservation Project.[135] Cougars are generally hunted with packs of dogs until the animal is "treed," after which the hunter shoots the cat from the tree at close range.

    Mountain lions are native to Texas and classified as nongame species. ... If you have a verifiable sighting or kill a mountain lion please contact your local biologist or game warden or call Texas Parks and Wildlife headquarters at 1-800-792-1112.
    TPWD: Mountain Lions - Texas Parks and Wildlife - Texas.gov


    In short they are not endangered and they do more harm than good.

    Nuisance Wildlife in Texas
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2019
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  11. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    I use the injured rabbit squealer mouth piece and get too may Yotes!

    One boom and the days hunt is about over.

    Best I do is to still hunt at night and use a 300AAC with laser and light.

    Right now I don't plan on calling Anything in here.
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  12. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    One Word: SUPPRESSOR!
    Me thinks a .300 Black Out Suppressed would be the ultimate Predator wackin tool!
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  13. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    TOYS, I have a limited income, spells FIXED.
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  14. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I mow some down with my suppressed ruger. Just have to get close since it's 22lr.
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  15. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Legs , 4 or 2 ?
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  16. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    I doubt I'd eat a Cougar since it is a predator and could well have many parasites I could not identify.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2019
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  17. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    I won't touch that reply !
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  18. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Sorry , didn;t Know
  19. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    They wouldn't last long during hunting season down here......
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  20. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    :lol: leave it to @Cruisin Sloth.
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