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Who knows cougars
« on: October 17, 2020, 08:07:54 PM »
Today while deer hunting (west side ) I happened upon a cougar and wasnít able to get a shot off before it slipped off the road (gated road)and into thick cover. What are the chances of seeing it again in the same area? Any suggestions for upping those odds. I really donít want it hammering the deer in this area

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Re: Who knows cougars
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 08:30:17 PM »
Today while deer hunting (west side ) I happened upon a cougar and wasnít able to get a shot off before it slipped off the road (gated road)and into thick cover. What are the chances of seeing it again in the same area? Any suggestions for upping those odds. I really donít want it hammering the deer in this area

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Re: Who knows cougars
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 08:50:45 PM »
They have huge home ranges.  Could still be there for a while, particularly if it has a cache, or could be miles away.  As for who knows cougars, id say wacoyotehunter knows as much about them as anybody out there.

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Re: Who knows cougars
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 10:29:47 PM »
It depends on so many things, but likely itíll be a local. Like bango said, if itís denning or on a kill thereís some hanging around time possible. Local is relative though, could be miles away the next day.

Worth trying, but itís a guess!

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Re: Who knows cougars
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 06:13:39 AM »
A second on wacoyotehunter

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Re: Who knows cougars
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2020, 06:34:44 AM »
There are lots of factors as stated.  Even itís gender.  Might be back tomorrow or two weeks from now.  You never know

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Re: Who knows cougars
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2020, 07:37:53 AM »
You should have followed it right away.  There's a decent chance that it's still there, especially if it has a kill nearby.  It's worth a shot to get the caller out and try.

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Re: Who knows cougars
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 07:49:56 AM »
You should have followed it right away.  There's a decent chance that it's still there, especially if it has a kill nearby.  It's worth a shot to get the caller out and try.

Pffff please.  You act like you study cougars for a living or something  :chuckle:

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Re: Who knows cougars
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2020, 08:07:11 AM »
Lol- I follow them around quite a bit, but there are probably others here that have more experience hunting them without dogs.  I have learned that they do not care at all about a person walking through the woods.  They will let you walk right past them at VERY close distances...

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Re: Who knows cougars
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2020, 08:39:10 AM »
That's comforting.

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Re: Who knows cougars
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2020, 12:45:04 PM »
Thanks for all the replyís. The place it went was pretty impassable for a human with a lot of blowdown and very thick brush. I didnít see any way to get a look at it at all. I do plan to keep trying though

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Re: Who knows cougars
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2020, 03:30:52 PM »
Thanks for all the replyís. The place it went was pretty impassable for a human with a lot of blowdown and very thick brush. I didnít see any way to get a look at it at all. I do plan to keep trying though

You describe a typical denning area! Or just a bed, you never know. And you'll never hear them in there... it's almost impossible... but they go silent!

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Re: Who knows cougars
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2020, 06:25:58 PM »
Thanks for all the replyís. The place it went was pretty impassable for a human with a lot of blowdown and very thick brush. I didnít see any way to get a look at it at all. I do plan to keep trying though

You describe a typical denning area! Or just a bed, you never know. And you'll never hear them in there... it's almost impossible... but they go silent!

Check the Call-in Story Page on my website... might get some insights.
Do you have a link?


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Re: Who knows cougars
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2020, 07:15:50 PM »
His page is hyperlinked to his post at the bottom.

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Re: Who knows cougars
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2020, 01:35:17 PM »
Thanks for all the replyís. The place it went was pretty impassable for a human with a lot of blowdown and very thick brush. I didnít see any way to get a look at it at all. I do plan to keep trying though

You describe a typical denning area! Or just a bed, you never know. And you'll never hear them in there... it's almost impossible... but they go silent!

Check the Call-in Story Page on my website... might get some insights.
Do you have a link?


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