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Old 12-05-2006, 08:26 AM   #1
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A mountain lion has been spotted near where I hunt deer. How would I go about trying to bait it and what would I use for bait?
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:37 AM   #2
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Stake out a young goat/lamb in the middle of a large clearing.. Build a brush blind on either of the cross wind edges of the clearing... Try your best not to disturb the natural settings... Maintain good scent control, and sit and wait and wait and wait.... Take a cordless spotlight and someone to hold it while you shoot. A red lense is reccommended.. It will be a matter of how much patience and discipline you have... Good Luck!!
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:38 AM   #3
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Artistic beat me to it!
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:56 AM   #4
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Chickens!!! They cackle something fierce and the white ones have plenty of flash. Cats LOVE 'em.
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:59 AM   #5
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Someone you don't really like that much!!!! Honestly I would use a large chicken like previously stated
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:10 AM   #6
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shoot about 10 cows and pile them up that should get every cat within 100 miles or so. or chickens will work fine. but you need to see if you are at least seeing cat signs at all because they have a home range of about 70 miles so it's possible you might see them.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:09 AM   #7
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:49 AM   #8
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Why in the heck do you want to bait a Mountain Lion, have you seen what they do to their prey? Growing up in Cali I've seen to many of them and heard the stories of the attacking people. Good Luck though, I hope you are going to use a gun.
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:26 AM   #9
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:49 AM   #10
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The gutsack and hide/head from a wild pig. I've disposed of pig hides and gut sacks in the woods after cleaning them figuring the coyotes would nibble them to nothing, and had multiple reports a week later that "all of a sudden we saw a cougar on the property".

If you just want to get rid of it, soak the gutsack in a bucket of antifreeze and put it where you're sure no livestock or dogs can get to the pile. Out here it's called "green koolaid" by ranchers who have cougars killing livestock. The cat dies of glyoxalate poisoning from crystals forming in the kidneys, I believe.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:27 PM   #11
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:34 PM   #12
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Bill.... um I'm pretty sure that would be illegal here in TX and many other states. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but poisoning predators is generally against the rules for many reasons.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:39 PM   #13
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we have used chickens for coyotes before, we you do not hear them anymore, it too late.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:40 PM   #14
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Or give me a call and I will kill it for you, well I doubt if I would even see one but still.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:53 PM   #15
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I want to see pictures where these ideas worked before
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:04 PM   #16
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I never said it's legal, or that I've ever done it. Just it's a way to removed an unwanted predator from the area.
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Old 12-05-2006, 03:59 PM   #17
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I would probably use a PETA member.
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:17 PM   #18
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The pig pile does work.
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:27 PM   #19
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I usually put a treble hook through the tail
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:45 PM   #20
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cats tend to kill their food. Not saying they wont eat on a carcass but not the norm. A chicken might work, but a young goat or sheep would probably be best. Look for sign first, as stated, their home range is huge. Look at fence crossings. A state trapper friend of mine caught a lion with a neck snare at a fence crossing. Good luck.
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Old 12-05-2006, 06:26 PM   #21
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The coyotes use to be real bad down at my uncles place near Port Aransas.....they took some 4" posts and buried them in the ground and wired a large shark hook to the top of the pole of which they baited with a chicken.....the coyote would jump up and grab the chicken and end up hanging around until they took them off. Kinda sick actually but the coyote population was dented pretty decent by the practice. I would just let the cat be a cat and go on with my hunting.
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Old 12-05-2006, 07:20 PM   #22
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Bill.... um I'm pretty sure that would be illegal here in TX and many other states. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but poisoning predators is generally against the rules for many reasons.
I don't think it is here in Texas considering the state trappers do it on a pretty regular basis. What will get you in trouble is if you put out poison and then some neighbor's ankle biting dog comes along and gets ahold of it.
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Old 12-05-2006, 07:24 PM   #23
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"put it where you're sure no livestock or dogs can get to the pile."
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:39 AM   #24
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1st choice:
2 game roosters in cages with food and water placed 5 or 6 feet apart, preferably hanging from a tree limb. At dawn the roosters will begin to crow at each other continuously---be ready.

2nd choice:
Baby goat taken off it's mamma and tied up will bleat. Hunt early morning.

3rd choice: maybe not legal and maybe should be 1st choice
Illegal alien tied up with NO water, hunt thru hottest part of the day.
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:31 AM   #25
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Skunk scent, and lots of it. Those cats loooove them little skunks(like a snickers bar to them!) Oh, and try not to get ANY of it on you(extreme experience may result) please sent pictures, good luck..........hheeere kitty,kitty--
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