Upcoming Application Deadline for Washington Cougar Hunt
Somebody help me understand this....
Cougar hunting with the use of dogs is being encouraged in a few of these management units. Goal of these efforts is to help reduce the amount of cougar in the area.
Cougar hunting without the use of dogs (hillbillies in pickup trucks...like me) is not allowed to hunt cougar in these GMU's until later in the year. Goal of this effort is to increase the amount of cougar in the area.
Is it just me, or should Game officials maybe consider opening up the cougar hunt in these units to an all year type hunt, and open it to hillbillies in pickup trucks, in order to best achieve a reduction in cougar numbers in the region.
Or, is it all about the money? Cancel the hunt for all. Allow cougar numbers to increase, who cares about the deer...Open it up only to the guys who are willing to pay the extra fees to apply for a chance at the hunt?
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,...