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Offline Milkman

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Re: I think I may have a kitty issue
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2020, 06:57:35 PM »
Definitely have a cat issue there.  Hope you get that taken care of asap.

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Re: I think I may have a kitty issue
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2020, 07:30:21 PM »
Hey just another dad perspective:  you canít live in fear.  You live in the range of large predators.  My kids are very young and we have had kills near the house and plenty of cat sign around.  Bear cubs in fruit trees.  Rattlesnakes on the porch.  I run the dogs out before kids to protect and intercept anything that might eyeball them. contrary to firm townie beliefs that dogs should be on leashes to protect them from predators, I keep mine for the purpose of making me aware of things I canít see or hear.  That is their job.  99% of my target practice is with a 10mm, and itís on me any time Iím hiking with the kids or even just up behind our place dinking around. 

Actively hunt that cat and you will likely get it or spook it out.  Either outcome is good with little kids.  If you kill it, you will likely have another eventually.   I assume they are always there and just try to make my yard a terrifying place for an ambush predator in the daytime.  ďLiving with wildlifeĒ be damned, the mule deer come back EVERY night regardless of the dogs, shooting, noise, kids, chainsaws.  I assume the cats will too, but they can have the night.  They are awesome creatures: truly one of natureís most spectacular hunters.  Kill it or donít, youíll be alright if you make your human space unfriendly to them (but keep your head on a swivel 😂)

With regard to livestock or pets being actively hunted...I would be looking for that cat.
I don't fear cats I respect them like every other critter in the woods. I will leave them be till they give me reason not to. Had bear sign up in the field the last two winter's I'm getting more game cameras and a cougar tag.

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Re: I think I may have a kitty issue
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2020, 03:42:53 PM »
Checked my camera. No cat just a few yotes

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Re: I think I may have a kitty issue
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2020, 08:17:42 PM »
Checked my camera. No cat just a few yotes

How long was it up they usually do very large loops

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Re: I think I may have a kitty issue
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2020, 08:31:23 PM »
A week. It's back up and taking photos though

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Re: I think I may have a kitty issue
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2020, 10:23:57 PM »
A week. It's back up and taking photos though


Do you have only one up ? 

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Re: I think I may have a kitty issue
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2020, 10:30:21 PM »
A week. It's back up and taking photos though


Do you have only one up ?

Yeah I only have one till payday comes around then I'm going to buy one or two more, probably at least one that sends photos to my phone

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Re: I think I may have a kitty issue
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2020, 11:23:12 PM »
I've got a camera you can have to help in your pursuit. I've also got a tag myself and frequent capital state forest. Might go to the range this week and if it's close enough to you I can drop off the trail cam. Best of luck

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Re: I think I may have a kitty issue
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2020, 06:44:53 AM »
Best solution is to get far away from this place and family of mountain lions. Sell your property to me and I'll handle it. Everyone wins  :tup:

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Re: I think I may have a kitty issue
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2020, 03:37:41 PM »
I've got a camera you can have to help in your pursuit. I've also got a tag myself and frequent capital state forest. Might go to the range this week and if it's close enough to you I can drop off the trail cam. Best of luck

I appreciate the offer it's payday so I think I'm going to go buy a camera after work

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Re: I think I may have a kitty issue
« Reply #25 on: February 29, 2020, 02:41:32 PM »
I've got a camera you can have to help in your pursuit. I've also got a tag myself and frequent capital state forest. Might go to the range this week and if it's close enough to you I can drop off the trail cam. Best of luck

I appreciate the offer it's payday so I think I'm going to go buy a camera after work

Wal-Mart has tasco game.cameras for 25bucks they work perfect

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Re: I think I may have a kitty issue
« Reply #26 on: February 29, 2020, 02:57:26 PM »
I'm guessing the cats were there all along, but when it was bigger timber they had more space to kill and you didn't stumble upon it.  After clear cutting, the cats are still hunting more in the timber; just the timber is more concentrated now.  So, it looks like more of a problem.  Not a horrible problem to have since it means you probably have a good amount of deer.  Just need to get rid of cats for safety and improved deer herds.

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Re: I think I may have a kitty issue
« Reply #27 on: February 29, 2020, 05:53:30 PM »
I'm guessing the cats were there all along, but when it was bigger timber they had more space to kill and you didn't stumble upon it.  After clear cutting, the cats are still hunting more in the timber; just the timber is more concentrated now.  So, it looks like more of a problem.  Not a horrible problem to have since it means you probably have a good amount of deer.  Just need to get rid of cats for safety and improved deer herds.

I've always known they have been around just haven't had them this brazen before

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Re: I think I may have a kitty issue
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2020, 06:38:37 AM »
Looks like coyote kills from the pics ! Cats will try and hide a kill in thick stuff and will cover it up

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Re: I think I may have a kitty issue
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2020, 06:47:57 AM »
Looks like coyote kills from the pics ! Cats will try and hide a kill in thick stuff and will cover it up
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