CA definatly needs to do something about this. We have had 6 sightings in fresno alone this year. Plus had 2 cats at Reedly College about 2 years ago. My buddy was hunting D7 for the opener up in the wishon area and made a stalk on a buck and a couple spikes they winded him and busted he happend to turn around and he had the exact thing happen to him. Of course I was giving him hell for just standing there but he said he just froze as the cat was just feet away. The cat ended up taking off and I am not sure if the cat was comming after him or they were both stalking the same group of deer but either way. More and more cats are being seen and CA is running into the same problem with cats as Yellow Stone is with the Grizzleys. Atleast Wyoming is trying to do something about it tho. I am half tempted to move out of this miserable tree hugging flower picking state. Sorry had to vent a little
SSS the only way to manage the situation.
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The Original Rocket Scientist-Retired
"My Father always considered a walk in the mountains as the equivalent of church going."
I watched Wild Justice on tv last night. A property owner shot a juvenile mtn lion and cut off its tracking collar. Buried the lion and chucked the collar in the bushes near his home...real smart guy...They used GPS to get within 8 ft. of the collar. Dog found it. The guy denied it until he wardens assured him he wouldn't be arressted. Then he caved. Showed the wardens whey he exercised his 3S tag. He showed them the goats the lion had killed. Warden's said he had a right to kill lion but should of got a permit...BS. Their would of brought out a tax payer paid government hunter/tracker and captured it or killed it, on our dime. The guy who shot it shouldn't of dicarded the collar. They didn't even say if he was going to be fined. Dum da dum dum ...
If you already watched, consider this just a recap like they do...LOL !
I seen that yesterday too. I have the show on DVR every monday night.
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The guys at work here were watching this at lunch. Cats and Griz even have their bouts .
Seriously, California I'd imagine is number one with Mountain Lion population in the USA. They need to start a managment program rather than putting them down when they attack livestock or are posing a threat to humans or after attacking folks. I'm not against Mountain Lions, they are a cool animals but wildlife managment needs to involve managing the predators too.
My son saw one stalking a herd of deer a few weeks back. Sightings are becoming far more common place here these days in my neck of the woods.