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Seem's to me that Wash did away with hunting cougar with hounds in the early 90's, compliment's of the people of Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia. Not that long after that, cats were reported creating scares where they hadn't befor; civilization. Now this 5 yr old boy get's attacked and some cat is going to die over it. I say some cat because I doubt that the cats are required to report humans they've attacked! So first cat caught will be shot. Feel better Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia?

All that was necessary in the first place was to leave the hound hunter's alone, cats avoided humans then!

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Washington Officers Tracking Cougar That Attacked Child

I agree with you Don, we all know the risks when we venture out into the outdoors and I would like to think this this family knew this also especially coming from Rosland (there is no shortage of cougars there).
I used to live in the Kootenays also and we always had cougars around, but we were responsible enough to manage the risk.

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Washington Officers Tracking Cougar That Attacked Child
Don Fischer wrote:
Seem's to me that Wash did away with hunting cougar with hounds in the early 90's, compliment's of the people of Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia. Not that long after that, cats were reported creating scares where they hadn't befor; civilization. Now this 5 yr old boy get's attacked and some cat is going to die over it. I say some cat because I doubt that the cats are required to report humans they've attacked! So first cat caught will be shot. Feel better Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia?

All that was necessary in the first place was to leave the hound hunter's alone, cats avoided humans then!

you got that right, don.

I too am a houndsman.

you live right in the heart of them, there in antelope. I have hunted the R2 ranch before. lots of cats around you.

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Re: Washington Officers Tracking Cougar That Attacked Child

You know what gets me is our DFW shortened the season on cats for the normal rifle hunter. Only a month !!! What the hell is going on with those idiots in Olympia? Since I've been home since September, in the first 6 weeks there were 6 sightings from Republic to Curlew.....hmmmmm. I guess we don't have a cat problem. I've seen 15 cougars since I moved here 9 years ago, these were all during the day. Our system works really good for the hunters....ha ! Mad Mad

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