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mountain lions, new to area

hi,

within the last couple yrs i've been seeing cougar tracks on the family farm in northwest missouri an this january a neighbor trapping on our land saw it... the first known sighting in our area

my question is: how likely are they to attack while walking to my treestand in the pitch black? or do they attack people? if so what can i do to deter them?

 

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I wouldn't worry about a lion

I wouldn't worry about a lion attacking you I think that you would have a better chance of tripping over a log and breaking your leg.  If anything a lion is more currious than dangerious.  That is unless he is hungry and you find and start messing around with one of its kills but even then it will just leave you alone. 

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Very true. They just don't

Very true. They just don't have the attitude problems of, say, a brown bear... or even a Bobcat! Their potential to do damage is mind blowing, but they've got a very shy attitude for the most part. 

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thanks

thanks guys an like i said.... they're new to the area an i've never knowingly hunted around them jus didnt know their temperment

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Although it does happen,

Although it does happen, attacks are very rare. I would not lose any sleep over it. Any lion that made it out that far had to learn to deal with people by avoiding them.

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I've been hunting around them

I've been hunting around them for many years, never been attcked, but i do have a friend that was attacked by one a few years ago in the same area i hunt, he was fine and shot it with his .45

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