We need this guy in CA too. Lion populations are seriously affecting deer populations, and human/puma incidents are on the news with much more frequency. Personally, I had never seen a mountain lion in the wild in the over 20 years of hunting I have until 3 years ago. Now, I have seen 4 in the last 3 years.
The anti Lion hunting law was passed in CA some 10 years ago. While every county in the state except 2 voted against the law, the 2 counties that voted for it were SF and LA, neither of which are known for their hunting opportunities. With the populations of those 2 counties carrying the vote, the law was passed. What a joke!
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...