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BIG KITTY
« on: February 18, 2018, 01:20:10 PM »
 

 

Thy got this kitty bought 50 miles from my place
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 01:25:14 PM »
That is a big kitty!

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 01:38:23 PM »
 :o There's not a lot to worry about walking in the woods around here. I'd hate to run into one of those.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 02:06:31 PM »
We are becoming overrun with big cats . MN DNR denied they were here until more and more trail cam pictures . I saw 2 deer with skin flaps hanging off there front quarters .
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2018, 02:36:28 PM »
We are becoming overrun with big cats . MN DNR denied they were here until more and more trail cam pictures . I saw 2 deer with skin flaps hanging off there front quarters .

For a long thie thy said we don't have them eather but now we have a season for them
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 02:59:05 PM »
The Michigan DNR has dozens confirmed cougar sightings now but still say there isn't a "breeding population"...  Are all the cougars in the state either female or male? Are they neutered? Ha If they aren't breeding they how come the sightings and number of cats poached is continually on the rise? Haha

Had a horse attacked with its flesh shredded off it's rump a few years back and claw marks down it's hips and giant cat tracks in the mud. DNR came out and said it was "just wolves", even though the giant cat tracks were still present in the mud.... it was a joke.

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2018, 06:13:31 PM »
I don't know why the DNR's are always so adamant about downplaying sightings and such. But I figure they shouldn't be too concerned with me taking out something that doesn't exist, anyway😊 Goose, was that cat snared?
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2018, 06:23:59 PM »
Everyone denies that they are around here. When someone has proof they say it wandered in from somewhere else. Well, I don't care where they are from, if they are here, then they are here, even if they are tourists.
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2018, 06:29:07 PM »
David,that is funny.
How can something be here,but not here either?  ???
That critter could eat a deer in one sitting.  :o
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2018, 07:41:26 PM »
They don't like to admit they are here because then they would have to start actively managing them and that would cost money and man power that they don't have. Cheaper to pretend they don't exist.

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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2018, 08:21:55 PM »
We got similar thing happening here. PFRA had a cat clean up on a cow real good. Left lots of tracks and there was a picture on a trail cam set up on the cow before dark hit. By morning it was gone. We spotted on about 2 miles from home and I called it in. The officer asked several questions and then asked me not to talk about it. Some neighbours panic too quick. Strange. Must be what chevy is saying.
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2018, 09:00:27 PM »
Shoot, Shovel, and Shut up.  We had a Caracal cat show up on the farm about two years ago, was told they don't exist here, couple nights later it was eating the layers, click, boom and the answer changed to "uhh - gee - don't know what to say".   
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2018, 09:16:12 PM »
It's a curiosity thing with me but I always wonder why pictures of cats are usually taken with the hunter holding them as such?  Not just Mountain Lions but also Leopards, Jaguars, etc.   ???
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Re: BIG KITTY
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2018, 09:30:39 PM »
   Looks like a really big kitty. What did he weigh? I'm not looking to hunt one but I have no problems with people shooting them where legal or they present a threat.

    We have a local politician who had a public business and in it he had trophies from African hunts and one picture and a local newspaper article of a big jaguar he killed in South America. I read the article and discovered it was a "canned hunt" where the guide had trapped and penned the jaguar then released it and let his hounds tree it and our local nimrod came up and shot it. The jaguar had been penned a good while and was out of shape, was unfamiliar with the area where released, etc. and was unable to escape the hounds and treed quickly. Our politician said he had to leave the hide and such in SA because he did not have a hunting license or import license for the skin. I'd have been embarrassed to post the article or call myself a hunter under such circumstances.
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2018, 11:00:18 PM »
Nebraska has been having the same issue with big cats re-establishing territories for some years now. At first Game and Parks was denying that they even existed in Nebraska. But with the technology out there (trail cams) and the rare but occasional loss of livestock the proof became to evident to deny. in past years several have been hit and killed by vehicles on the highways, and in more recent years officers have had to corner and kill one in a fenced in back yard well inside the city of Kearney. The state did have a season on them just a few years back but I don know how many if any were harvested.

A lot of guys say if they see one they will shoot it. I don't understand this mentality as I have yet to hear of one attacking a human here in Nebraska. I can understand the farmer / rancher wanting to protect expensive livestock such as cattle, horses, lama, and maybe even a highly loved prized goat. but I disagree with killing such an apex predator over a few chickens.

Although I have no proof there have been tales of many of the big cats having tracking implants making it possible for Game and Parks to locate the animal in some capacity.
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2018, 11:10:18 PM »
Pretty much any rancher would at least try to kill them, if they move into an area and stay.

They can also wipe out the deer population in a hurry, I have read that a crown lion will kill a mule deer a week, hmm that is 52 a year for one cat.

They are hard to hunt and have any success ratio without dogs, some states have outlawed dogs, then a few years later offered cat tags for a dollar, funny how that works.

Where I lived in New Mexico, we didn't really have lions, but it was less than 200 miles to where there were huntable populations of them, and one would circle through where I lived occassionally and would generally cost a rancher or two some calves, and scatter their cattle over miles at times.
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2018, 06:49:30 AM »
barbender it was cought in a snare the guy is after yotes at $10 ahead lots of guys are after them
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2018, 08:41:28 AM »
I spotted the snare wire in the photo.
Had one pass thru NY a few yrs ago, several sightings,  was finally killed by a car I think in western Mass
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2018, 09:32:51 AM »
In the last few years there has been 2 sightings I know of within 2 miles of my house, both by people I trust, our game and parks always said they weren't here too but like DPatton said they got one in Kearny and one in a tree overlooking a school playground a few years before.

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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2018, 09:33:13 AM »
I probably wouldn't kill one just because, but if it was around the house I would without hesitation. I've got kids and I take no chances.
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