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Old 02-18-2016, 12:52 AM   #41
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:45 AM   #42
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Trail cams/Game cams reveal many animals not seen by the most enthusiastic outdoor people. Haven't seen puma nor bigfoot yet. I'm sure they are out there but mewonders why they are so camera shy?
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[if I were to see or photograph an adk mountain lion (wolf or bigfoot) I would share it with very few people - just like that retired nysdec official did in lake George back in 2010]
'Parks and Panthera Study the East Bay’s Big Cats'

'Panthera teams up with the East Bay Regional Park District to study how an apex predator lives in remote wilderness and peri-urban areas like the Oakland hills.'

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'With wolves and grizzly bears extirpated in California, few animals as iconic as the mountain lion remain in the state. Mountain lions were a bounty animal in California until the mid-1960s. Then, they were reclassified as a “game mammal” and could be hunted legally for sport. Today, mountain lions, also referred to as cougars or pumas, are considered a “specially protected mammal”—less severe than being endangered but protected from any kind of hunting. Because of their extremely shy nature and skill at avoiding humans, the size of the mountain lion population in the East Bay is unknown.'



http://www.oaklandmagazine.com/Parks...Bays-Big-Cats/
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Old 02-18-2016, 04:43 PM   #44
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i believe there is a decent number of mountain lions in the park at any one given time, not saying a steady population but they are there and as others have mentioned it benefits the DEC to deny this, also agreeing with others just because you dont see them doesnt mean they arent there, this year ive seen a few different moose which are supposed to be very uncommon still in the park, also seen two bobcat which very few people see yet from most people i've talked with there are much more bear around than ever before and many were killed but i never once seen a bear or any sign of them, does this mean i can make a claim that there are no bear in new york state?
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Seriously, hike into Panther Gorge, leave your pack outside your tent, and I would
almost guarantee that you'll have a bear encounter.
The members of this forum are wide ranging and knowledgeable.
If any of them have seen with their own eyes, a mountain lion, it would have been noted.
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Saw very large canine tracks in the snow today in a very remote mountain setting overlooking a famous trophy trout, stream They seemed to be following some very large deer tracks. hmm Howl.
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Trail cams/Game cams reveal many animals not seen by the most enthusiastic outdoor people. Haven't seen puma nor bigfoot yet. I'm sure they are out there but mewonders why they are so camera shy?
I have seen some interesting things on a trail cam. Thinking of sitting in a tree stand with night vision goggles but with my luck I would fall asleep and then fall.
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Old 02-19-2016, 03:27 AM   #47
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I have seen some interesting things on a trail cam. Thinking of sitting in a tree stand with night vision goggles but with my luck I would fall asleep and then fall.
it's not a good idea to sit in a tree stand without a good safety harness.
they're readily available, easy to use, low in price and could prevent serious injury or death.
I've collected numerous pics and videos with my t-cams that I've shared over the years and there are some pics and footage I wouldn't care to share.
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"there are some pics and footage I wouldn't care to share." Now that has piqued my interest!
However, there are a lot of trail cams out there these days and most would not be as secretive or wise enough to suppress a sensational pic as one to which you allude. Methinks.
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check this out

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Old 03-31-2016, 07:13 AM   #51
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How cool would that be to see a cougar in the wild? I'm still trying to spot a moose!
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Old 04-03-2016, 02:19 PM   #52
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State Employees gossip like a bunch of old ladies in a nursing home.
Sorry that may be offensive to old woman in nursing homes, state employees really can't keep their mouths shut.

And with the near firing, shove out the door, of the head pathologist for the DEC, I would say he would be glad to tell you in the state released anything.

Mountain lions have passed thru, that has been proven.
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I love the Lynx comment.
I was reading the guest book at the rental cabin we stay at, and someone noted that they "saw a meerkat" on their hike!

Ummmm....


Close enough!
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:11 PM   #54
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Official ruling is a house cat...
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Definitely, not a house cat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20ZmTzU2c40
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#34: It's been pointed out that a high percentage of those California mountain lions had dog, cat and other domestic animal remains in their stomachs because they had been killed under permit for depredation.
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I have been keeping a distance from this thread...but yesterday I did see a cougar.
This was a face to face, no mistaking the creature. MDB and all of my grandkids also saw the amazing animal.
There was no mistaking it!!
In fact if anyone wants to see it, I'm certain it's still there.
Once again, there is no mistaking it for some other, smaller feline.
I was no more than 3 feet away from it, seriously.
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I have been keeping a distance from this thread...but yesterday I did see a cougar.
This was a face to face, no mistaking the creature. MDB and all of my grandkids also saw the amazing animal.
There was no mistaking it!!
In fact if anyone wants to see it, I'm certain it's still there.
Once again, there is no mistaking it for some other, smaller feline.
I was no more than 3 feet away from it, seriously.
Was it alive? or stuffed?
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You got me.
It was at the state museum.
Probably still there...
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You got me.
It was at the state museum.
Probably still there...
You had better wear your respirator when working with epoxy and your stripper canoes.
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