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Question by squirrelgirl. Uploaded on October 08, 2009
Using hounds in the snow...travel mountain roads via snowmobile, cut fresh tracks, turn loose.......
Take a foo-foo doggie for a walk while unarmed in cougar country.
dogs would be best but i have heard of people calling them in
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.
Dont. you wont even see it coming when that thing attacks. if you do. have more than one person and be ready and armed
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
A lot of people use dogs.
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