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Old 10 January 2017, 09:52
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My good friend just shot this Mountain Lion in the hill country area of Texas this past weekend. Heck of a cat.
Dang, what part of the hill country?
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Old 10 January 2017, 11:45
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Gents, Thanks for keeping this thread going.. I have not had the time to get out and hunt and seeing the posts and the pics has kept me connected. Plus it's cool to see what ya'll are getting from the different areas of the country!
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Old 10 January 2017, 12:15
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Dang, what part of the hill country?
Outside of Rocksprings.
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Old 10 January 2017, 18:38
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My good friend just shot this Mountain Lion in the hill country area of Texas this past weekend. Heck of a cat.
Where is that legal? I thought those cats were protected...

Honest question.
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Old 10 January 2017, 19:33
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Theyre legal in almost every state they are present in I believe..

Good article on mountain lion hunting here:

http://www.petersenshunting.com/pred...nting-in-2016/
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Old 10 January 2017, 19:41
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Where is that legal? I thought those cats were protected...

Honest question.
I do not know about other states, but here they are a non-game native animal to the state of Texas. Just like a rabbit or coyote.
Mountain lions are not protected and can be harvested at any time. -- http://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/ou...-other-species

Also, seems they are getting more common in the last 20yrs. Just my opinion. Not just deep south Texas. They can and do travel large areas.

Around San Antonio and area, there are quite a few as well that show up from time to time. Seems like every so often they close off the nearby Government Canyon State Natural Area due to sightings(Not too far from Camp Bullis).

There was another one killed not too far from where this one was shot the week before.

On a side note: I, myself, would not shoot one. I guess, I'm just not that mad at them.

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Old 10 January 2017, 22:56
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The Mountain Lion Foundation stopped mtn lion hunting here in Kalifornya in 1993. They ran commercials portraying the apex predator as just a big house cat and the mouthbreathers and breechbirth liberals ate it up. The big cats are losing their fear of man now. Now the dumb fuggers want to bring the wolf back.
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Old 11 January 2017, 11:40
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That's a great cat! Congrats to your friend
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Old 11 January 2017, 13:07
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Outside of Rocksprings.
Makes sense. That is a pretty remote (and empty) part of the Hill Country for sure.

Nice cat
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Old 11 January 2017, 13:16
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Great lion.
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Old 11 January 2017, 15:44
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Now the dumb fuggers want to bring the wolf back.
I know where they can get some wolves, have as many as they want!
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Old 11 January 2017, 15:45
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Lion

That is a big cat!

Do you guys use hounds? They are a fairly elusive animal in Idaho, and most people will never see one in the wild without dogs.
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Old 11 January 2017, 23:07
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Do you guys use hounds? They are a fairly elusive animal in Idaho, and most people will never see one in the wild without dogs.
Here in TX, most mountain lions are killed by people sitting in a blind staring at a deer feeder about to go off 100-150 yards away and happen to see one walk out. When one is in the hunting area, they, like deer get used to that feeder going off twice a day. They seem to prey upon what shows up. Only hunters running dogs here are going after hogs. There are a few people you can call in that will bring dogs to help track a wounded deer as well.
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Old 12 January 2017, 09:23
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The Mountain Lion Foundation stopped mtn lion hunting here in Kalifornya in 1993. They ran commercials portraying the apex predator as just a big house cat and the mouthbreathers and breechbirth liberals ate it up. The big cats are losing their fear of man now. Now the dumb fuggers want to bring the wolf back.
Sadly, this doesnt surprise me at all...

Why rely on scientific fact... when you can use an emotional argument to get what you want?

I personally dont have much interest (any) in predator hunting.. but like any other game, one of the best ways to manage them, and conserve both the specific species, and the other species they interact with, as well as the environment they live in... is through hunting (study after study after study validates this...)...

Hell, even the department at Oxford that managed the program that "Cecil" the lion was in has come forward and said hunting predators (when managed properly) has a POSITIVE impact on both the species and the environment..

The collar that "cecil" was wearing.. was paid for, and provided to Oxford by, the Dallas Safari Club.. in an effort to help study lions, and understand how to better conserve the species (hunters generally are interested in making sure the animals they like to hunt are going to continue to be around for generations and generations and continue to prosper.. so they can continue to hunt them).

But to hell with all of that.. lets not let facts get in the way of emotion... lets portray these guys as great big kitties that need love and affection so we can stop people from hunting them..

Never considering the consequences (negative impact on the species, other species, the habitat, humans, etc..etc..)

Sigh...
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Old 12 January 2017, 19:46
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Cats were becoming more and more of a problem in the high country around the Rocky mtn. national park when I left several years ago. One young boy was killed just outside the town of Grand Lake, many years ago. I was on a mtn rescue team back then. As I recall a flight for life helicopter was turned around as the Park would not allow it to land in a meadow! The boy died! Wolves were discussed back then for cat mitigation and elk control. Do not want these clowns involved in any wildlife management at all!
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Old 13 January 2017, 11:14
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Caught a muskrat this morning as big as a barn door.
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Old 13 January 2017, 11:36
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Caught a muskrat this morning as big as a barn door.
What?!
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Old 13 January 2017, 11:39
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That is a HUGE muskrat! Good hunting!
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Old 13 January 2017, 11:42
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^ That is why every man needs to own a 45-70 lever action. (Or a .458 SOCOM).
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Old 13 January 2017, 11:46
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He actually only weighed about two pounds, but unintentionally, that's just the way the picture framed. If muskrats got that big, the fur would make a perfect sleeping bag.
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