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What's a good way to find mountain lions?

Question by squirrelgirl. Uploaded on October 08, 2009

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from idahooutdoors wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Using hounds in the snow...travel mountain roads via snowmobile, cut fresh tracks, turn loose.......

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Take a foo-foo doggie for a walk while unarmed in cougar country.

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from radam wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

dogs would be best but i have heard of people calling them in

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Once while hiking in the Utah backcountry, my brother and i got on a fresh set of tracks. Being young and pissing vinegar, we decided to follow them, unarmed. The smell of cat urine is unmistakable, but this was ridicules. I'm sure that cat was watching us.

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from hunterkid94 wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Dont. you wont even see it coming when that thing attacks. if you do. have more than one person and be ready and armed

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from Ed J wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

A couple of years ago a guy in ND was callig turkeys when he realised a mountain lion was crouched and watching him. He shot it with his bow at about 7 yards. I don't know that I would want to get that close to one.

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from sgaredneck wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Are you really sure you want to find one? I've seen two (one at about 15 yards or so) and with the close one I was very glad to be armed, and even more glad that it was departing. It was a wonderful and spooky sight at the same time.

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from MN_deer wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Yeah, I'm on the same consensus- it's kinda like wanting to look for sharks while swimming. If you're dead set on it- spend an afternoon glassing a hill- from another hilltop!

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

All good advice. I have hunted lion country for years and have never seen more than a track. Had one tracking ME once. Hunt them with experienced houndsmen or leave them alone except in self defense.

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from Derrit wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

they're pretty elusive-Ive only seen a handful and dont really like seeing them either-last one I saw I had just finished gutting a deer, realized when I got back to the truck I'd left a knife went back to get it and a cat was eatin on the deer guts. as for your question gut a deer and wait...I guess.

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from WTXWildlifer wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Lions take the path of least resistance, another words they look for the most efficient way to get from point a to point b. They favor stream beds, creeks, rivers to travel. These offer cover, ease of travel, and an abundance of prey.

Lions have large home ranges and are always on the move, focus on areas that offer cover and easy travel and you are likely to find one.

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from metsfan6734@yah... wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

A lot of people use dogs.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Take a foo-foo doggie for a walk while unarmed in cougar country.

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from idahooutdoors wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Using hounds in the snow...travel mountain roads via snowmobile, cut fresh tracks, turn loose.......

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from radam wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

dogs would be best but i have heard of people calling them in

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Once while hiking in the Utah backcountry, my brother and i got on a fresh set of tracks. Being young and pissing vinegar, we decided to follow them, unarmed. The smell of cat urine is unmistakable, but this was ridicules. I'm sure that cat was watching us.

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from Ed J wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

A couple of years ago a guy in ND was callig turkeys when he realised a mountain lion was crouched and watching him. He shot it with his bow at about 7 yards. I don't know that I would want to get that close to one.

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from MN_deer wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Yeah, I'm on the same consensus- it's kinda like wanting to look for sharks while swimming. If you're dead set on it- spend an afternoon glassing a hill- from another hilltop!

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

All good advice. I have hunted lion country for years and have never seen more than a track. Had one tracking ME once. Hunt them with experienced houndsmen or leave them alone except in self defense.

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from hunterkid94 wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Dont. you wont even see it coming when that thing attacks. if you do. have more than one person and be ready and armed

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from sgaredneck wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Are you really sure you want to find one? I've seen two (one at about 15 yards or so) and with the close one I was very glad to be armed, and even more glad that it was departing. It was a wonderful and spooky sight at the same time.

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from Derrit wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

they're pretty elusive-Ive only seen a handful and dont really like seeing them either-last one I saw I had just finished gutting a deer, realized when I got back to the truck I'd left a knife went back to get it and a cat was eatin on the deer guts. as for your question gut a deer and wait...I guess.

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from WTXWildlifer wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Lions take the path of least resistance, another words they look for the most efficient way to get from point a to point b. They favor stream beds, creeks, rivers to travel. These offer cover, ease of travel, and an abundance of prey.

Lions have large home ranges and are always on the move, focus on areas that offer cover and easy travel and you are likely to find one.

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from metsfan6734@yah... wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

A lot of people use dogs.

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