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Old 01-17-2020, 09:20 AM   #51
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:21 AM   #52
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:24 AM   #53
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I would shoot on sight for 2 reasons, #1 for the awesome trophy. #2 to keep their #s down, they need to be kept in check. People in California said they like to see them until they started attacking joggers, and people on bicycles. They definitely need to fear humans.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:27 AM   #54
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Yes.
It's interesting to me the difference in how people (including me) seem to feel about animals that are rare, less seen, exotic, whatever. Even among non-hunters that seem OK with deer hunting, the idea of shooting a bear or God forbid a giraffe or elephant is horrible.
I would never shoot an elephant. Not exactly sure why-- I've loved them since I was a kid? It would be a trophy-only thing and I'm a meat hunter? Their intelligence? Who knows?
I'm not much interested in shooting a tiger either, but knowing how common mountain lions are and that I would eat it, I'd have no problem shooting a Texas cat.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:28 AM   #55
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:29 AM   #56
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On my lease, no, I would just watch it and take photos if I could.

On my land where my kids play and are very small, yes.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:30 AM   #57
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Wouldn't think twice! Not sure where the logic would come from to not shoot it from a game management standpoint?

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Old 01-17-2020, 09:34 AM   #58
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In a heartbeat.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:36 AM   #59
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Quicker than a heart beat!
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:36 AM   #60
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Yes I would....
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:37 AM   #61
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Yes if it was a male, and if it was a female with cubs no way.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:38 AM   #62
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No, I would not, especially here where they are obviously, by all the posts in here, rarely seen. They may kill a deer per week or two but there are only a few hundred sightings in the whole state compared to how many hundreds of thousands of deer in this same state. I think there are too many other threats than worry about mountain lions.


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Old 01-17-2020, 09:51 AM   #63
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killing one because it kills deer is worse than killing a spike to improve genetics.

It's super rare any TBHers ever even sees a ML. So what affect would killing one if you were blessed enough to see one actually do? I'd say near zero percent.

I can see most hunters shooting one because if they don't kill it then no one will believe they even saw one.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:53 AM   #64
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I would if I was calling or if I saw it while sitting in the stand. I wouldn’t want to do the whole dogs tree them and you shoot them thing..
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:54 AM   #65
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Hail yea I would!
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:56 AM   #66
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Y'all should read this. Pretty interesting. They are rarely seen, but they aren't rare.

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Old 01-17-2020, 09:57 AM   #67
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:58 AM   #68
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Absolutely I would shoot one. I'm still waiting.

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Old 01-17-2020, 10:02 AM   #69
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killing one because it kills deer is worse than killing a spike to improve genetics.

It's super rare any TBHers ever even sees a ML. So what affect would killing one if you were blessed enough to see one actually do? I'd say near zero percent.

I can see most hunters shooting one because if they don't kill it then no one will believe they even saw one.



Man you might love you some devils advocate.......
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:03 AM   #70
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Absolutely I would shoot one. I'm still waiting.

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man that's scary as ****
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:11 AM   #71
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absolutely
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:14 AM   #72
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No doubt! Would be a trophy of a lifetime for me.
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:18 AM   #73
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In a heartbeat.
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:18 AM   #74
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I've never seen one in real life but if I ever did I would get to see him every day hanging on my wall.
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:21 AM   #75
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I would love to. Watched 4 different lions earlier this month in Arizona and it was incredible. Lucky for them we didn't have tags.
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:27 AM   #76
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Absolutely, I would. This is on my bucket hunting list for sure.
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:27 AM   #77
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Probably not, because I'd be so excited to see one I wouldn't be able to put the binoculars down!
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:37 AM   #78
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Does a bear **** in the woods?!
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:40 AM   #79
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Nope. I wouldn’t.


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Old 01-17-2020, 10:41 AM   #80
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Yes, and have a full body mount of it
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:42 AM   #81
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Yes. I’ve always wanted to shoot one.

And I’m not a predator hater....
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:44 AM   #82
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I don't really want to go on a mountain lion hunt but if I crossed paths with one, I am shooting. Same for black bear. I have no desire to shoot one over a barrel of jelly donuts but if I saw one while elk hunting with a bow, I am shooting!
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:48 AM   #83
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with out a doubt I would.
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:49 AM   #84
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My brother and his buddies tree up to 20 cats a year in Montana. They only shoot maybe 2 or 3 if that, just the big males.
I have gone with and I'm too big to keep up to those guys anymore, it is brutal hiking, keeping up with dogs is not fun if you aren't young and real fit.
As far as eating, they are what they are, white meat, kinda chewy, not my first choice but in a pinch they are edible for sure.
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:55 AM   #85
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A Texas lion is on my list.
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:15 AM   #86
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I’d shoot it without hesitation...
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:22 AM   #87
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Oh yeah!
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:23 AM   #88
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Only if I felt threatened. Otherwise, no. I have seen a few and really don’t know what I would do with it if I killed one . I don’t have the funds to mount one and I wouldn’t want to just throw it away.
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:34 AM   #89
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Yup, sure would.
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:35 AM   #90
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Absolutely I would shoot one. I'm still waiting.

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Old 01-17-2020, 11:39 AM   #91
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Nope
Have worked on some huge ranch’s in south and west Texas and seen several over the years and have zero desire to kill one
If they kill a deer so be it ( hopefully they take out some auduad)
Don’t shoot bob kitty’s ether
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:59 AM   #92
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shooting a mountain lion would be hard to pass up and it would give you
bragging rights and a rare mount as well.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:03 PM   #93
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One of the guys on my lease his son saw one hunting after Christmas on our lease. He turned on his camera ranged it out to about 700 yards. He was looking through his binos and it had a deer in it's mouth dragging it along the canyon wall. He took a shot and the cat dropped the deer and took off. Camera showed he hit right above the cat. There was one killed on our lease before I got on it. I keep a side arm with me and a rifle at all times when I am out there.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:06 PM   #94
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I said this on another post , I personally would like to see a special permit If you want to shoot one fine but a $75 per year permit for better control
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:07 PM   #95
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10 years ago I would in a second. Today I'm not sure I would. I've spent a lot of time in the woods in my 50 years, and only heard them a couple times at night. Never had my eyes on a wild one.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:15 PM   #96
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Man you might love you some devils advocate.......
Yes, I really do

But is what I said not a good point?

Kill one if you want to if you get the chance. Just don't act like you're changing anything at all in nature besides killing one cat LOL
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:16 PM   #97
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I said this on another post , I personally would like to see a special permit If you want to shoot one fine but a $75 per year permit for better control
Why
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:19 PM   #98
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“” There was one killed on our lease before I got on it. I keep a side arm with me and a rifle at all times when I am out there.”

This kinda stuff makes me chuckle, I have been running around ML country my entire life, never ever had a problem with them
Now weirdos and wets different problem, we have had people problems never cat problem
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:20 PM   #99
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Unicorn for sure! shoot one in a heartbeat.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:22 PM   #100
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“” There was one killed on our lease before I got on it. I keep a side arm with me and a rifle at all times when I am out there.”

This kinda stuff makes me chuckle, I have been running around ML country my entire life, never ever had a problem with them
This kind of stuff makes me chuckle...
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