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Okanogan cougars
« on: January 26, 2017, 05:59:21 PM »
I talked to a rancher over in the Spring Coulee country who said they were having a cougar problem with at least two different cats killing deer in peoples yards. Said WDFW couldn't seem to catch up with them because the cats were getting up in the rocks.

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Re: Okanogan cougars
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 04:37:49 AM »
Surprised the WDFW would care. I had a deer killed 30 ft. from my back door and the WDFW told me " they're just doing what cats do". Predator loving bunch of
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Re: Okanogan cougars
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 05:12:14 AM »
I don't know why you don't do what high predators on the food chain do and kill them.

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Re: Okanogan cougars
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 10:10:37 AM »
WDFW are more interested in their grizzly bear implementation then anything else right now, remember when the pro-wolf working group traveled around the state and lied to the people of WA? The same is now starting with their grizzly bear program. Time to drain the swamp at WDFW.

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Re: Okanogan cougars
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2017, 10:16:42 AM »
Wheres Spring Coulee,  a little predator callin over there might solve the problem?
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Re: Okanogan cougars
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2017, 10:29:43 AM »
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Re: Okanogan cougars
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2017, 10:58:33 AM »
I have until march to shoot one. On my way.
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Re: Okanogan cougars
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2017, 11:22:16 AM »
Not in okanogan county, we're in ferry county. But we spotted a juvenile cat about 100 yards off the highway. Maybe 1.5 miles from town. Was kinda cool. Still would have rather shot it.
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Re: Okanogan cougars
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2017, 11:26:33 AM »
Looks like it is up Windy Hill Rd.  Public and private land up there.  Four wheel drive truck or jeep will get ya up there just fine . 

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Re: Okanogan cougars
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2017, 12:18:57 PM »
I haven't had time to catch up on everything, but I've been told (rumor mill) that WDFW figures too many cougars were killed last year by boot hunters, they are considering reducing the quota this year by the amount of the "overharvest", I even heard they were considering closing the season, any truth to that?

Hounds are not even being used and boot hunters are over filling the quota by Dec 31. Wouldn't this mean that we have a very high cougar population?

What am I missing?  :chuckle:
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Re: Okanogan cougars
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2017, 12:31:17 PM »
exactly!! :yeah:
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Re: Okanogan cougars
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2017, 01:13:09 PM »
 :yeah: what Bearpaw said just across the lake by coulee dam I know of 7 cougar killed in the last 2year's and a lot more sightings
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Re: Okanogan cougars
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2017, 01:55:52 PM »
I haven't had time to catch up on everything, but I've been told (rumor mill) that WDFW figures too many cougars were killed last year by boot hunters, they are considering reducing the quota this year by the amount of the "overharvest", I even heard they were considering closing the season, any truth to that?

Hounds are not even being used and boot hunters are over filling the quota by Dec 31. Wouldn't this mean that we have a very high cougar population?

What am I missing?  :chuckle:

What's that saying? You can BS the fans, but not the players! 

Where is WDFW's concern for the deer etc., never seem to be any studies concerning the impact excessive predators have on the ungulates.

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Re: Okanogan cougars
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2017, 02:32:31 PM »
I haven't had time to catch up on everything, but I've been told (rumor mill) that WDFW figures too many cougars were killed last year by boot hunters, they are considering reducing the quota this year by the amount of the "overharvest", I even heard they were considering closing the season, any truth to that?

Hounds are not even being used and boot hunters are over filling the quota by Dec 31. Wouldn't this mean that we have a very high cougar population?

What am I missing?  :chuckle:

What's that saying? You can BS the fans, but not the players! 

Where is WDFW's concern for the deer etc., never seem to be any studies concerning the impact excessive predators have on the ungulates.


WDFW  :pee: clearly if boot hunters are exceeding the quotas. Then clearly the cougar numbers are way higher then any of them dumb-_-_ can count to. I have no respect for an organization that can't tell the difference from there a$$ to a hole in the ground.  :dunno:

They could do a study on the impact excessive predators have on elk/deer. But they would just screw that up to.  :bash:

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Re: Okanogan cougars
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2017, 02:51:57 PM »
 :dunno:   Lets compare:

Idaho
My son was just talking to a game warden in Idaho in one of the cougar reduced price tag areas. Cougar season runs all fall for boot hunters then is open Dec 2 to March 31 for hound hunting. Limit is 2 cougar per hunter, over the counter tags are reduced price to encourage more hunters. The cougar harvest is holding steady and he said they have collared elk and deer in a study to determine predator impacts, over 70% of elk and deer that die due to predators are being killed by cougar.

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The cougar quota is filling too quickly, we need to reduce the harvest.
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