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    Seen in Saint Francisville, Louisiana

    This was seen last night at one of our friends house a few miles North of me.

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    In the 23 years we have lived here I have seen 2 of them, one in my front yard, and my wife has seen 3.
    And wildlife and fisheries says they don't exist here.
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    Just like here in NH - F&G says no mountain lions....tell that to my lyin' eyes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerjim View Post
    This was seen last night at one of our friends house a few miles North of me.

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    In the 23 years we have lived here I have seen 2 of them, one in my front yard, and my wife has seen 3.
    And wildlife and fisheries says they don't exist here.
    Was I you and I'm not, I would call the boys and girls at the Wildlife & Fish or whatever they're called. I would insist someone come out and get samples of the hair that critter left. Have the hair analyzed and then they'll know.

    Just like the wolves we have here in Oregon. They only count the ones they've seen. Well how many do we really have? Regards, Woody
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    TWA here in Tn. finally admitted a couple of years ago that we have them also. I saw one about 15 years ago while hunting. They were getting so many reports and trail cam pics that they couldn't ignore them anymore.
    From what I understand is that once a state admits to having them they have to allocate funds to protect them.

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    F4B my wife agrees!! Seen two in our town. So has our mailman and he is a retired trooper.

    Our game commissioner around 10 years ago stated the F&G lied to him about a Lion they picked up of Rt. 25 in Tamworth. They got photo'd by a farmer loading it. Still nope not a lion

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    NC still claims there are none here also- I've seen 2 in the past10 years. Nice pic OP!

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    To sound like a broke record- same here in MI- DNR denied them being here for my entire life- in the early 2000s I saw a dead one with my own eyes- a large female, with tracks all around her- kits I believe because later that same year me and a few buddies saw one on the two track and saw it clear enough and long enough to see that it was young and had porcupine quills in its face. The same river bottom where we saw the dead large female there was also several deer carcasses right on the river bank- almost like something ambushed them from above....The DNR also says there are no Canadian Lynx in MI- except I’ve seen several and this spring a large mature male was captured and is currently residing in our local nature center until they figure out what to do with it- no indication of it being an escaped pet- wild born and bred. So if there is a mature male around it stands to reason there is others.

    Because it’s on topic- Northern MI and the U.P. Have tons of black bears- I’ve harvested a few, the DNR has long stated that they do not occur below the former line for rifle hunting zone- except one was killed outside flint MI a small male and a large mature male was killed trying to attack a turkey hunter this spring near Hastings- witch is well below the zone where they “do not occur”

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneofsix View Post
    NC still claims there are none here also- I've seen 2 in the past10 years. Nice pic OP!
    If they say there is none in your state .Then if they are not protected then dose that mean you can shoot them for yourself .
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    As dense & wooded as LA is, I'm surprised they're not more common,
    and haven't been a common/regular animal there since the pioneer days.

    When my Dad was a kid, growing up down there,
    (you could probably hear one a mile or more away)
    but he said he could them scream in the night fairly often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trapper9260 View Post
    If they say there is none in your state .Then if they are not protected then dose that mean you can shoot them for yourself .
    I'm sure if I admitted to shooting one for other reasons than self-defense someone would charge me with it. No need to go there unless me or mine (including our dogs) are in jeopardy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by trapper9260 View Post
    If they say there is none in your state .Then if they are not protected then dose that mean you can shoot them for yourself .
    It's leagel to shoot them in east Texas...... But there are none here ether
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    Quote Originally Posted by rl69 View Post
    It's leagel to shoot them in east Texas...... But there are none here ether
    Not so fast.
    A couple years ago, on some property near Ladonia-- out side of Greenville, Texas, we saw tracks every time we went out.
    The last time we saw one set of real big cat tracks, and 2 sets of little ones with it.

    I called the Possum Cop for Fannin County, and he said, 'Oh yeah, we know of 9 within about 75 miles of there'.

    Its been several years, but I saw one crossing the road just outside of Marble Falls while heading to the Hill Country.


    Unless they've changed the law: In Texas they aren't regulated or protected, however;
    If you see one, kill one, or find a dead one, they want you to call and report it.
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    Arenít the black ones rare? Here in Florida, we have mostly tan-coated cougars from an introduction program decades ago, the cats were relocated from Texas, if memory serves...

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    The problem for the F&G people is if they say they have a population, then they have a duty to regulate and make plans to aid the "protected/endangered/threatened" specie. That means fewer dollars for existing programs. Michigan used the excuse with Lions of having no "breeding population" but have always admitted to escaped illegal pets and young toms passing through. Now that they were forced to admit it...thanks to numerous game cameras among other's......dollars will be diverted to monitor and regulate that population as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigboat View Post
    TWA here in Tn. finally admitted a couple of years ago that we have them also. I saw one about 15 years ago while hunting. They were getting so many reports and trail cam pics that they couldn't ignore them anymore.
    From what I understand is that once a state admits to having them they have to allocate funds to protect them.
    I think that is correct. If they admit having a population they have to regulate them. And that cost money! My Wife and I saw one when we went out one afternoon to check on my Dove hole. Later on when I got to talking about it several of the area farmers said they had been seeing one in the area. But, Arkansas don"t have them!

    The future should prove to be interesting, what with game cameras getting more and more popular.

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    We have them in North Central Texas for sure. There have been two seen on our property in the last 40 years. No telling how many we did not see.

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    We get them in IL from time to time too had a guy shoot a Wolf a few miles away from me a wile back he put it on FB
    DNR came in and Arrested him for shooting in Endangered species
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    Remember that it is our voluntary tax that pays for the monitoring and work to maintain the population once it's established.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    We have them in North Central Texas for sure. There have been two seen on our property in the last 40 years. No telling how many we did not see.
    Probably like bobcats.
    If you see one, that means there is at least 10 within a few thousand yards.
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    Looks more like a bear to me, but what did I know.

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