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I have a friend that lives in Barkway. for those who don't know it is about 15 miles east of Gravenhurst Muskoka Ontario.
My friend Josh has a game camera and he got pics of a cougar on it. He called up the MNR and they told him that they released 12 of them in Muskoka to cut back on the deer herd. Have you herd of anything more stupid other than the bear wise program.
People are being hunted and killed by cougar out west. Kids in school are being tought how to look big and if a cougar atacks to find a stick and poke him in the eye. sad
Just wanted to vent and show how the lefties are trying to avoid giving out more tags.
F.K.

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Yep this government is worse than the last hopefully the next oppisition voted in will actually do something for the people and not just for themselves. So I wonder what they will do when the cougar pop takes off.

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I'm no advocate of the MNR but I do not believe they released cougars at any time anywhere...this"my buddy story" stinks more than the left wing politicians in this country!

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Single Malt wrote:
I'm no advocate of the MNR but I do not believe they released cougars at any time anywhere...this"my buddy story" stinks more than the left wing politicians in this country!

I found out that they traded 4 moose for twelve cougar, so yes I did my home work on this before I posted.
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Last year I asked The people at the MNR if there are Cougar in eastern Ontario and the flat out said no they are extinct here and that any you see are excaped from wild life sactuaries and small zoos. So I said to the girl I was talking to on the phone so If I see one I should probably shoot it and her quick reply was "NO Don't do that". This year there is a section in the MNR hunters guide book saying that Eastern cougar are an endangered spicies and not to be shot. You Do the math and tell me 2 plus 2 plus 2 dosen't make 6.
F.K.

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Hey..new here..but this topic got me wanting to give my two cents..for what it`s worth...
Ive seen Cougar in Alberta, and tracks...while fly fishing...it was a younger cat likely not even two yrs....
Ive lived and hunted/fished in Ontario all my life...going on 26 plus yrs now...I am a trained and experienced tracker and was raised by a retired CO GrandFather in the outdoors...
Back in the mid nineties, the area I bowhunt near Lanark (private land-no one else hunted) had two Cougar sightings, one by a local paper route guy and his wife...
I saw the tracks that ran through a well worn muddied deer run and into a large track of coniferous trees, it was identical to the track I saw in Alberta on that young cat...
Two weeks later after the week gun hunt while bowhunting in a hard to get at stand...I had two does get spooked and take off at dark that had been feeding for an hour or so under the tree I was in...at dark while heading out...and I am being serious...I was "escorted" and that is the only way to describe whatever it was that walked parrallel to me out that night and right to the edge of a beaver dam I used a canoe to get across...I could hear whatever it was pacing East of where I set in to head back out...it was disconcerting.

In all my life hunting I have never been a bit "upset" by anything like that...not coyotes...etc ...or even a bear I surprised once as a kid while trout fishing..upset me like that night..
I have freinds in Oregon who have described the same thing to me that they have had happen twice...once a fellow hunter warned them as he saw a cat trailing their descent from another vantage point..
I have heard lynx yowling at White Lake in late August....and also heard what was not a Lynx yowling and yelling up there near the Madawaska highlands...
My point being, I do believe they are here...maybe transient since I have never seen any sign prior to that night or weeks that people saw the cat in Lower Lanark twp....nor any sign since...
Are people dumping them? anyhow...just my two cents...

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That would be disconcerting to say the least...talk about the hunter becoming the hunted...yeeesh

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I've yet to see one myself but have also seen track's in my area 40 min's South of Hamilton. We had the MNR confirm a set we came across 3 year's ago and they are just starting to let out all the confirmed area's and not trying to keep it hush.

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I believe they are here, there are just too little of them. They also probably stay hidden as much as possible, and from what I have read and seen of them they are very good hunters and as stealthy as a jaguar.

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Three years ago my buddy and I were on an archery moose hunt on the east side of Lake Nipigon. We were driving a logging road north of the community of Jellico. We had a cougar cross the road in front of us. The guide, a native american, initially tried to say that it was a Lynx. We had a clear look at that cat and Lynx are not tan with LONG tails. He finally admitted that his people had been seeing cougars in that area for years