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Old 11-06-2019, 08:56 PM
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Whoa..... just got back from rattling whitetails....

The boy and I were set up this evening 1/2 way up the mountain. Good whitetail sign all over..
I spot 2 deer stopped and an alert looking our way at about 200 yards. I whisper to my boy to scope them out and see if ones a buck or if a buck is close by.

Iím trying to find the deer in my scope as I put down the Binos ... canít find em.
I look over at my boy and heís tracking them in his scope...
ďBuck or does ??Ē I hiss....
He gives me a look like Iím nuts....


Cougar.

I switch to the binos a s sure enough. Mid sized cougar bee lining right to us looking for the fighting bucks. He turns and heads down wind 200 yards using the small landforms as cover.... we watch him turn and head uphill towards us (but down wind)....

We decide to bug out after we loose him above us.

No deer tonight. But what a sight to see.



Itís a special feeling to know for sure that your NOT the apex predator out there.

No pics.... too busy hangin onto the rifle.
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:15 PM
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Awesome story. Glad you two made it through unscathed. Had a similar situation years ago calling moose when a black bear snuck in on us.

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Old 11-06-2019, 09:31 PM
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My favorite WT spot was taken care by a cougars couple of years ago and I feel nothing but negative about those big cats.
Kill them fast I would say or there will be no deers to hunt.

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Old 11-06-2019, 09:40 PM
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All but 2 cougars I have seen in my life followed in deer I was calling. Always a risk of bringing in unwanted company when you sound like dinner
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:49 AM
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I was trying out deer pee on my boots two years ago. I saw something behind a bush, thinking it was a deer, then realized it was a cougar looking at me. I high tailed it out of there and heading back to home base, about a mile walk. Later that evening I was getting something from a shed and heard a rucas, so went back inside. The next morning, I noticed cougar tracks following me all the way home. I hate cats because I never see them, but know they are around
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:30 PM
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They are beautiful to see. In my opinion...there are too many in this locality. When they are in your backyard, on the streets and when you can hardly go on bush trails without seeing tracks, seeing them in person, seeing random legs and carcasses on trails that people regularly hike, they need some thinning out.
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:32 PM
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*BOOM*...."what cougar?".
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:42 PM
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:16 PM
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Ya know.... I was a smaller one... I thought about that.
Larger kit with a huge ass momma close by.
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:26 PM
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I don't want to derail but... Is it generally thought to be better to use deer urine as a cover scent or to just keep your gear as scent free as possible?

Back on track, the first thing into a trail camera I set up last December. A medium sized cougar!


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I was trying out deer pee on my boots two years ago. I saw something behind a bush, thinking it was a deer, then realized it was a cougar looking at me. I high tailed it out of there and heading back to home base, about a mile walk. Later that evening I was getting something from a shed and heard a rucas, so went back inside. The next morning, I noticed cougar tracks following me all the way home. I hate cats because I never see them, but know they are around
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:03 PM
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*BOOM*...."what cougar?".
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:16 PM
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Right here
interesting what people say should be done, but at least shows what there like.
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:52 PM
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interesting what people say should be done, but at least shows what there like.
Interesting that some people lack any sense of humor, but at least it shows why their judgy pants fit so tight.....
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Old 11-07-2019, 06:15 PM
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Interesting that some people lack any sense of humor, but at least it shows why their judgy pants fit so tight.....
sorry don't see any humor in recommending something illegal.
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:01 PM
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sorry don't see any humor in recommending something illegal.
What recommendation was made at all? I love AO, truly, but there is just no end to people picking fly **** out of pepper.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:35 PM
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Since when is shooting a cougar illegal?
Thereís licenses for them you know
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:29 PM
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Since when is shooting a cougar illegal?
Thereís licenses for them you know
yup and seasons.
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:58 PM
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Well, is it ok to

(Fire warning shot, in safe direction, nowhere near this poor threatened little feline predator, and) *BOOM* ......'what cougar?'....(because it is obviously going to vacate at max velocity your vicinity)....

See, it really depends how you read that, because as far as I can see, or intended, nobody was counciling anyone to break the law. Stop picking through the pepper, chum, and thinking you are superior in your virtue and integrity and others obviously aren't.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:29 PM
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i thought you meant throw like a stick of dynamite or a grenade at it.... boom... its gone.

is that illegal?
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:57 PM
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i thought you meant throw like a stick of dynamite or a grenade at it.... boom... its gone.

is that illegal?
Depends how much evidence can be bagged. Probably better to use a Claymore if you're gonna go that route. Not that I'm counciling anyone to break the law. Again.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:33 PM
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Well, is it ok to

(Fire warning shot, in safe direction, nowhere near this poor threatened little feline predator, and) *BOOM* ......'what cougar?'....(because it is obviously going to vacate at max velocity your vicinity)....

See, it really depends how you read that, because as far as I can see, or intended, nobody was counciling anyone to break the law. Stop picking through the pepper, chum, and thinking you are superior in your virtue and integrity and others obviously aren't.
keep trying to defend what you originally wrote, its all good I no what you meant, you no what you meant, your other post explains it as so.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:40 PM
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keep trying to defend what you originally wrote, its all good I no what you meant, you no what you meant, your other post explains it as so.
What do I need to defend myself for again? And you 'know what I meant' do you, reading minds are you? Amazing Kreskin kind of? Bessie knew what I meant too, and he actually knows me.

Keep picking the fly **** out the pepper then mate, have at er, everybody needs a hobby.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:24 PM
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yup and seasons.
Ya itís funny how they made cougar seasons, without hounds. Match normal hunting season now. Itís almost like it would solve some problems
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:11 PM
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Ya itís funny how they made cougar seasons, without hounds. Match normal hunting season now. Itís almost like it would solve some problems
What problems?
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:13 PM
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What problems?
Problem of people blasting cougars that were stalking them, without a license or when the seasons were closed
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:53 PM
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Problem of people blasting cougars that were stalking them, without a license or when the seasons were closed
ya or allowing people to legally shoot a cat when having a tag during a open season instead of just shooting it and using the oh it was stalking me story.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:27 PM
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You calling me a liar sageboy?





You donít friend much do ya?
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:56 PM
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ya or allowing people to legally shoot a cat when having a tag during a open season instead of just shooting it and using the oh it was stalking me story.
Easy way to solve that problem is to make the season 12 months
Never close it
They can have kittens at any time so they should almost be the same as coyote
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Old 11-09-2019, 06:22 AM
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You calling me a liar sageboy?





You donít friend much do ya?
Perhaps there is a cougar that will friend you long time





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Old 11-09-2019, 08:44 AM
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You calling me a liar sageboy?





You donít friend much do ya?
Not at all, you said you say a cougar.
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