We live about 20 miles northwest of Portland in a somewhat rural area. Over the past several weeks a cougar has been spotted several times near our home (within 10 feet of our house). I actually saw it last night about 100 feet south of my driveway along the road. Granted it was dark, but this animal was quite large....I almost thought it was a deer due to the height of it's illuminated eyes. But, once I could make out the body shape, it was definitely a cat-like animal.
It is currently cougar season in our area, and I would be quite willing to discuss allowing an experianced cougar hunter on our property. I would be happy to speak to our neighbors for permission to also hunt on their property. The surrounding properties would probably result in an area greater than 100 acres.
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