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yes they are

Yes they are so get out there and do your part by killing 2 a year.  I might drive down from Washington and help you out.

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come help

Archery_hunter33 wrote:

Yes they are so get out there and do your part by killing 2 a year.  I might drive down from Washington and help you out.

   the deer population needs you.  good luck filling those tags

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If you are allowed to hunt

If you are allowed to hunt with hounds, that will be the way to acually bring that population down. Hunting lions by chance is kind of like hitting the lotto.

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Lotto

hawkeye270 wrote:

If you are allowed to hunt with hounds, that will be the way to acually bring that population down. Hunting lions by chance is kind of like hitting the lotto.

I don't know about that one.  I have seen quite a few cats while I have had a weapon in my hand and the chance to take it out but I still haven't won the lottery. 

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Scary thought

30 years in the mountains for me and I have only seen 2 cats and only one seen with a weapon in my hand.  Several times I have had cat tracks on top of mine as I hiked back to the vehicles.  It’s scary to think about how many have seen me.

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scary thing that is.

Archery_hunter33 wrote:

30 years in the mountains for me and I have only seen 2 cats and only one seen with a weapon in my hand.  Several times I have had cat tracks on top of mine as I hiked back to the vehicles.  It’s scary to think about how many have seen me.

  scary  then you wouldnt be out there if you relly new how many have licked there lips looking you over as they have allready checked you out.  wait untill there supply is gone then youll be on there menu for sure..

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good luck

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hawkeye270 wrote:

If you are allowed to hunt with hounds, that will be the way to acually bring that population down. Hunting lions by chance is kind of like hitting the lotto.

I don't know about that one.  I have seen quite a few cats while I have had a weapon in my hand and the chance to take it out but I still haven't won the lottery. 

Good luck controlling (not just incidental take) a population of mountain lion without hounds

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No bait or hounds in oregon

No bait or hounds in oregon thanks to the tree hugging hippie's back in 96. There are so many cats in NE oregon that you will see a few cats in you try. I have a buddy who has a video he took of 6 cats hunting as a pack, odfw said they dont do that but my buddy has the proof. they were attacking a herd of elk in the walla walla unit.

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wow

that would be cool to see that vid.  I do no that ther'e main prey is deer, its smaller and there not as likey to be hurt, but I do no they will take elk. around where I hunt centrail oregon, the elk stomp right down the roads not showing to much concern of the predators like the deer, that are alway close to a quick get away. And they dont come up to investgate a small unnone movement like a big hooved elk with others at hand and a lead cow smart and not scared of stomping a smaller cat. but as there are less deer for pray  they will take bigger and bigger risks and that is the elk next on the list.  its not like theres alot of film of couger kills. there is in fact very little that ive seen and when I do see footage it seems to be the same ones in most of the shows, you might now even the shot im talking about.   I would die to see the footage..  odfw people, do not see all, and not even a small part of what they do. its funny how they dont want to hear or even believe what they havent seen before.  :lol: 

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proof is not in the books of the odfw lol

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No bait or hounds in oregon thanks to the tree hugging hippie's back in 96. There are so many cats in NE oregon that you will see a few cats in you try. I have a buddy who has a video he took of 6 cats hunting as a pack, odfw said they dont do that but my buddy has the proof. they were attacking a herd of elk in the walla walla unit.

odfw said they dont do that but my buddy has the proof. they were attacking a herd of elk in the walla walla unit.  yea and they have seen it all     i have seen pictures off four cougers together, a female with abondant food will have more kittens just as most well feed critters, they may have been offspring in training from one healthy female working in sink. 

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