I come from a small town in central Pennsylvania. It's primarily a farming area but there are mountain ranges as far as you can see. In about the last 5 years we've had numerous accounts in this area with mountain lions. People have gotten them on Trail Cameras, video cameras, and have even shot at them with rifles. These are people I know, and the proof is on their cameras they own! These people aren't the type to bring attention to themselves and their land and game camera's aren't a hoax. Just this past fall an Amish man in Lancaster, PA was attacked while bow hunting on his farm. Also, last November I was hunting Snake Hill WMA in West Virginia and I talked to a few guys in a parking lot that had just seen two Mountain Lions. Yes, I know some people mistake bobcats and other animals for mountain lions but the mountain lions in my home town are real, and these people have the videos and photos to prove it.
It seems Mountain Lions are on the east coast. There are numerous account everywhere on the east coast but yet the game commission refuses to believe of their existence. I want to hear what everyone else thinks. Has anyone else had an encounter with a mountain lion on the east coast? Do you believe there over here? If so, do you think the game commission is purposely refusing to believe in their existence?