A lady said one ate her dog 2 weeks ago in Kansas city kansas and one was hit by a car in kansas city Mo last year. The conservation department said they are moving to this area because of the large deer populations.
My husband and I were walking our dog last Saturday night (Oct. 30th) on a road behind the University of Iowa Athletic Club in Iowa City and we saw a mountain lion cross over from Finkbine Golf Course to a heavy wooded area just south of the Finkbine parking lot (fthis area is FULL of deer). There is no question we saw the long roped tail and cat ears...it paused between street lights before it dashed into the woods... we filed a report with UI safety and security.
Deer hunters spend so much time trying to pattern deer that we forget that we also can be "patterned." After all, most of us hunt the same days and the same hours, so it isn't difficult for deer to figure us out.
While we would never recommend giving up hunting the traditional moving times for deer -- early morning and late evening -- it's important to keep in mind that deer will move at other times of the day. Sometimes hunting through lunch, or getting in your stand earlier than usual for an...