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!
There is one tip I have learned over the years in hunting whitetails in late season snow. Do not overlook soybeans left standing on the edges of fence rows, woods, creeks, buildings wherever it might be, this is where the deer will be while the food lasts during late season. December/January will pull deer in from some distance away to feed on the easy to get to food.
I killed one of my nicest bucks off of a very small patch of soybeans that was left after rains created a...