Not long ago, I think in Oregon, there was a cougar who attacked a jogger on a path around the college. Right in town. Killed him and ate him. Then attacked the police as they were looking for him. Cops shot it, but still too late for the student. It was in Net Geo.
Isn't it nice to get out there and know that you may be ready to hunt, but you still aren't at the top of the food chain? The cats coming back is a good sign. Healthy predator populations means healthy prey populations. Now all we have to do is be responsible about hunting kitty like they deserve so they don't disappear again.
As for Mr. felis concolour wandering the suburbs, it's like bears in town here. Don't make attractants available. Be smarter about your pets, your trash, what you do in relation to the animals. It isn't tough.
Accuracy. What an incredible way to give yourself a true advantage.
Go to your club and get a bunch of guys together - and put a target out there at 250 meters. Break out the deer rifles and see who can shoot a decent group, even off of the bench, at this distance. I think you will be shocked at how few can do it.
So - with that in mind, I recently set out to try to develop a semi-custom rifle that I could afford and that would shoot - repeatedly - at MOA.
I started with a platform that I love...