Its been a spell sense I last poped on here. But a friend of mine god a couple pics on his game cameras this fall of a lone ML maybe a tom who knows and also one of moma and her 3 lil ones. He sent copies to fish and game as the say we ain't got no ML here in VA.
I've got several change your pants cougar stories. I'm building a small cabin on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia. Unfortunately, the cougar population has exploded and with very little deer they are coming into our yards, chasing pets, and trying to kill chickens without any fear of humans. Sadly, one snuck up on me and my two dogs and before I could do anything it nabbed my boy by the neck. All I had was a knife so I chased after it, hucking sticks and whatever else until I treed it. It wasn't in the least bit scared of me. I took to my boat to radio my neighbor but no one heard me and by the time I came back with a gun it was long gone. I did try calling it in but had no success. Now I'm on the search for a couple of trained cougar hounds to help thin out the population a bit and fill my freezer.
Sorry ya'll been awhile yet again. Uncle Sam keeps me busy these days. Most recently preping for a move to Oklahoma City, OK. I move out July 9th.
I haven't ever had cat or heard anyone talk about eating one. How is it for table eats? What would be the best way to cook it?
Not long ago a buddy in Athol, ID was telling me about a neighbor of his that had a cat sleeping in his barn for a few nights. No harm done and no issues with it. Not sure I'd like to have one as a barn yard pet.
No fancy ways of cooking it. You can prepare it just like you would pork. It's a light meat, not so dark and gamey like some other wild meats. Try it next time, you'll like it.
I wouldn't be too excited about having a cougar sleeping in my barn either, tho I did recently have a baby bear in my boat shed. No mama. I was going to catch it and raise it but thought better of it. Not needing a grizzly adams experience right now!
From the books that I have read, there is a lot of importance in knowing every nook and cranny of your hunting territory as well as the animal that you are hunting. So scouting as much as possible, just walking the land, will give you a good idea of what's around the corner or what's on the other side of a hill. Which can be very beneficial.
Making your own maps of human and deer trails, and different types of foliage such as group of pines,...