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 anyone hear of any cats been taken yet this year.   

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There are no cats!  I was out there and I couldn't find any so they must be all gone! 

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 If you call the Game & Fish they will deny there are any cats outside of the Badlands.  So, where are you expecting them to be?   lol

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There has been one shot this year (that I know of).

I'm thinking we wont' see a quota filled.

Deer numbers so low the cats have got to be moving on to find different food.  Finally did see a porcupine in 4B a couple weekends ago!

Last cat to be shot was eating lambs.

We won't have even close to the amount of hunters we normally have in the Badlands.  Most of the cats shot are by pure chance sighting from mule deer or whitetail Little Mo river bottom hunters.

Haven't seen a track one this year when out in the hills and have been out there a fair amount of time next to the river and rock ledges.  But that doesn't mean much I guess.

Have heard some trail cam sightings though.

A couple oil sightings.

A couple deer kills as well.

So cats out there.  Bad news if we don't fill a quota.  That means they will gain population again.  Not good when we had a mild winter last year and lost another 23% of the mule deer population.

I really, REALLY would like to know what the collared cats are doing in ND.  Are they staying in the state?  Are they roaming new areas looking for food?  What is their diet?


 

 

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I hear they are eating apples...

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Tim Sandstrom Said:
There has been one shot this year (that I know of).

I'm thinking we wont' see a quota filled.

Deer numbers so low the cats have got to be moving on to find different food.  Finally did see a porcupine in 4B a couple weekends ago!

Last cat to be shot was eating lambs.

We won't have even close to the amount of hunters we normally have in the Badlands.  Most of the cats shot are by pure chance sighting from mule deer or whitetail Little Mo river bottom hunters.

Haven't seen a track one this year when out in the hills and have been out there a fair amount of time next to the river and rock ledges.  But that doesn't mean much I guess.

Have heard some trail cam sightings though.

A couple oil sightings.

A couple deer kills as well.

So cats out there.  Bad news if we don't fill a quota.  That means they will gain population again.  Not good when we had a mild winter last year and lost another 23% of the mule deer population.

I really, REALLY would like to know what the collared cats are doing in ND.  Are they staying in the state?  Are they roaming new areas looking for food?  What is their diet?

I saw 5 or 6 from Dickinson to Watford a couple weekends ago!


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Porkies I meant,.


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I hear they like small children...

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I hear they are eating apples...
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xdeano Said:
I hear they like small children...

buckmaster81 Said:
I hear they are eating apples...

The idea of a cougar eating an apple is much more humorous than thought of a child being devoured........

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buckmaster81 Said:

xdeano Said:
I hear they like small children...

buckmaster81 Said:
I hear they are eating apples...

The idea of a cougar eating an apple is much more humorous than thought of a child being devoured........

I don't know. Coyotes eat beets, so do beavers.

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Coyotes eat corn too. There is still a cat where i deer hunt. My huntin buddy saw him in a bean field and it ran into the corn. I think he is eating my bucks that basatrd.

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did i say they like to EAT small children.  NO.  Assumption  is the mother of all mistakes. 

buckmaster81 Said:

xdeano Said:
I hear they like small children...

buckmaster81 Said:
I hear they are eating apples...

The idea of a cougar eating an apple is much more humorous than thought of a child being devoured........

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One was shot by Killdeer last week.  74 pound female.

So total shot thus far are 2 but I think only one counts against the quota.


 

 

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Tim, you mentioned collared catS.  Is there more than one out there? 

The area I hunt seems absolutely full of deer despite the winters, and there has been the occasional well documented sighting in the past, though not a single  cat killed despite a fair amount of effort.   I always think that if I were a cat, that's where I'd live, but the cats don't seem to think like me, I guess.   Plenty of food (deer, lambs, calves, horses, etc. but seemingly no resident cats!?!    

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Tim, you mentioned collared catS.  Is there more than one out there? 

The area I hunt seems absolutely full of deer despite the winters, and there has been the occasional well documented sighting in the past, though not a single  cat killed despite a fair amount of effort.   I always think that if I were a cat, that's where I'd live, but the cats don't seem to think like me, I guess.   Plenty of food (deer, lambs, calves, horses, etc. but seemingly no resident cats!?!    

I think we have around 6 of them collared.


 

 

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SIX?  Wow!

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As of May 10th 2012 there was nine with active collars and one with only ear tags.  I did hear that one of these had been killed in a trap or something though, but not confirmed.

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As of May 10th 2012 there was nine with active collars and one with only ear tags.  I did hear that one of these had been killed in a trap or something though, but not confirmed.

In the words of bobkat, "NINE?  Wow!"

Did not know that but haven't asked for update since this past winter / early spring.  Or did I?  I don't know, I had six in my head.


 

 

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is this info on the collared kitties online somewhere, like where when, movements etc..   not questioning your info just my curiosity at work

                                                                                                                         

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is this info on the collared kitties online somewhere, like where when, movements etc..   not questioning your info just my curiosity at work

No they won't provide that information.  We'd have a movie scene like when they were hunting down JAWS.


 

 

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I contacted NDGF.  Yes, there are 9 cats collared and 1 ear tagged.


 

 

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bobkat Said:
Tim, you mentioned collared catS.  Is there more than one out there? 

The area I hunt seems absolutely full of deer despite the winters, and there has been the occasional well documented sighting in the past, though not a single  cat killed despite a fair amount of effort.   I always think that if I were a cat, that's where I'd live, but the cats don't seem to think like me, I guess.   Plenty of food (deer, lambs, calves, horses, etc. but seemingly no resident cats!?!    

bobkat,

You hunt around Fort Lincoln?  Heh, heh...

http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/mandan/mandan-mountain-lion-report-investigated/article_75f1b6a6-11a5-11e2-a43c-001a4bcf887a.html


 

 

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Are they providing any information like what they did last year, etc.? 

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I contacted NDGF.  Yes, there are 9 cats collared and 1 ear tagged.


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Big Rack Said:
Are they providing any information like what they did last year, etc.? 

Tim Sandstrom Said:
I contacted NDGF.  Yes, there are 9 cats collared and 1 ear tagged.

As for any information on the collared cats?  They won't provide any information on the cats until the study is complete.

I do believe they have to notify landowners if cats are within a certain distance but other than that, the public won't get much until the study is over.


 

 

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They will not release info to the public until the study is over in the fall of 2014.  No cats have traveled any great distance yet though.  From what I have seen cat hunting the females hardly move and mature males just enough to find enough females to keep them happy.  The younger males tend to be the roamers as they need to find a territory where the big males won't hasle them.  Great news with collared cats but it would be fun to know what they are killing as it is obvious when they keep returing to the same spot..  It would also be nice to know if the coyotes ever let them come back to a kill or just clean it up.  I have seen more coyotes in the areas with cats to mooch off of and it appears the coyotes are waiting for the next deer kill.

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 If I recall it was just porcupines and raccoons...


 

 

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 They were monitoring a collar signal in the area of J Clark this month.  White truck parking in the same spot for hours and hours.  Turns out there is a lion with 6-7 month old kittens in the vicinity.


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 My neighbor came across a mountain lion eating a deer carcass when he was heading to work this morning around 7:00am.  The cat was 150yrs from the edge of a rural residential housing addition just 3mi north of Bismarck, across from the Capitol City Gun Club.

The mountain lion was in the ditch on 84th Ave.  Apparently, when he drove by he saw it and flipped the truck around and put the bright lights on it to verify.  The cat ran off into the grassy field to the north along Hwy 83.

He called the G&F when he got to work.  I told him he should've called me at home.  I hadn't left yet and had my .308 ready!  ;-)

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Dakota G-man Said:
 My neighbor came across a mountain lion eating a deer carcass when he was heading to work this morning around 7:00am.  The cat was 150yrs from the edge of a rural residential housing addition just 3mi north of Bismarck, across from the Capitol City Gun Club.

The mountain lion was in the ditch on 84th Ave.  Apparently, when he drove by he saw it and flipped the truck around and put the bright lights on it to verify.  The cat ran off into the grassy field to the north along Hwy 83.

He called the G&F when he got to work.  I told him he should've called me at home.  I hadn't left yet and had my .308 ready!  ;-)

Let us know what the NDGF says.


 

 

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Dakota G-man Said:
 My neighbor came across a mountain lion eating a deer carcass when he was heading to work this morning around 7:00am.  The cat was 150yrs from the edge of a rural residential housing addition just 3mi north of Bismarck, across from the Capitol City Gun Club.

The mountain lion was in the ditch on 84th Ave.  Apparently, when he drove by he saw it and flipped the truck around and put the bright lights on it to verify.  The cat ran off into the grassy field to the north along Hwy 83.

He called the G&F when he got to work.  I told him he should've called me at home.  I hadn't left yet and had my .308 ready!  ;-)

G Man, when was that? I live in that subdivision! I saw a road kill do on the north ditch of 84th yesterday. Was that the spot?

 

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Now that you say it I was going to work at 8 this morning and a truck did stop where the carcass was in the ditch. I couldn't tell then but it probably wa the game warden.

 

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Hey Tim the cat you are talking about is that the one that the guy had shot an elk and when they went up to get it an hour or two later the cat was eating on it and he eneded up shooting the cat to. Had a guy come into were i work and said he was elk hunting down by killdeer shot an elk and when he went to retrieve it there was a mountain lion eating on it so he shot it.

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Hey Tim the cat you are talking about is that the one that the guy had shot an elk and when they went up to get it an hour or two later the cat was eating on it and he eneded up shooting the cat to. Had a guy come into were i work and said he was elk hunting down by killdeer shot an elk and when he went to retrieve it there was a mountain lion eating on it so he shot it.

Really?  That is nuts.  They usually like to kill their own food but I suppose a meal is a meal.


 

 

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Just brought a load of grain to plaza and on highway 8 north of whiting oil a game and fish pickup with a big antenna on top of his roof turned east down a gravel road. Wonder what they were tracking? Moose or a cat is what im thinking. It was a white single cab ford. Any ideas?

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Might have been a moose. They had a few poached in that area last season from a few boys in Plaza/Makoti area, was in the paper just a short while ago. Although it wouldnt be insane to find a cat in that area, lots of wide open area.  I think almost all of the game and fish rigs are gray though, could be wrong on that too. Rasaka (warden) is out of stanley, so i guess its not too far away.

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Just brought a load of grain to plaza and on highway 8 north of whiting oil a game and fish pickup with a big antenna on top of his roof turned east down a gravel road. Wonder what they were tracking? Moose or a cat is what im thinking. It was a white single cab ford. Any ideas?

 

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Could be sharptails as well that the pickup is tracking.

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I am not so sure that the NDGF even does the cat tracking.  It might be contracted.  Would love to have some sort of bone thrown to us to ease the curiosity.


 

 

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Could it be possible that they were tracking a Whooping Crane?  I have seen that before too with what is being explained here. 

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                                  This photo was taken 8/7/2012 behind the Killdeer Mountains. Sure looks like a collar to me?

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Tim Sandstrom Said:

Dakota G-man Said:
 My neighbor came across a mountain lion eating a deer carcass when he was heading to work this morning around 7:00am.  The cat was 150yrs from the edge of a rural residential housing addition just 3mi north of Bismarck, across from the Capitol City Gun Club.

The mountain lion was in the ditch on 84th Ave.  Apparently, when he drove by he saw it and flipped the truck around and put the bright lights on it to verify.  The cat ran off into the grassy field to the north along Hwy 83.

He called the G&F when he got to work.  I told him he should've called me at home.  I hadn't left yet and had my .308 ready!  ;-)

Let us know what the NDGF says.

 They'll say that mountian lions aren't in the area and not to worry, it was probably a large domestic cat!  They continuously deny that there are any cats here despite all the evidence, everything is just "passing through".

 

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 When I was out elk hunting this year around the Killdeer Mts. Several land owners mentioned two cats being around. The one with the collar is supposedly from Rhame, when collared, and traveled North this last Feb. and has stayed around since. Two hunters from Mandan I talked to also elk hunting saw it on the East part of the WMA.

 

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Could be sharptails as well that the pickup is tracking.

That would be my guess as well.  They have been tracking the sharpies from up that way for a few years now.

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 My neighbor came across a mountain lion eating a deer carcass when he was heading to work this morning around 7:00am.  The cat was 150yrs from the edge of a rural residential housing addition just 3mi north of Bismarck, across from the Capitol City Gun Club.

The mountain lion was in the ditch on 84th Ave.  Apparently, when he drove by he saw it and flipped the truck around and put the bright lights on it to verify.  The cat ran off into the grassy field to the north along Hwy 83.

He called the G&F when he got to work.  I told him he should've called me at home.  I hadn't left yet and had my .308 ready!  ;-)

Let us know what the NDGF says.

 They'll say that mountian lions aren't in the area and not to worry, it was probably a large domestic cat!  They continuously deny that there are any cats here despite all the evidence, everything is just "passing through".

Pretty hard to claim that when they killed one back behind Home Depot a couple years back.  That's only about 3-4mi from the spot we're talking about.

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Now that you say it I was going to work at 8 this morning and a truck did stop where the carcass was in the ditch. I couldn't tell then but it probably wa the game warden.

It might be a GW vehicle.  The cat was sitting in my neighbor's headlights eating on the deer at 7am.  I hope the carcass is still there so I can look at it this evening and see for my own eyes that it was the teeth/claws of a big cat.   

Then I can watch for news articles saying "nope, no cat in this area"!

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Dakota G-man Said:
 My neighbor came across a mountain lion eating a deer carcass when he was heading to work this morning around 7:00am.  The cat was 150yrs from the edge of a rural residential housing addition just 3mi north of Bismarck, across from the Capitol City Gun Club.

The mountain lion was in the ditch on 84th Ave.  Apparently, when he drove by he saw it and flipped the truck around and put the bright lights on it to verify.  The cat ran off into the grassy field to the north along Hwy 83.

He called the G&F when he got to work.  I told him he should've called me at home.  I hadn't left yet and had my .308 ready!  ;-)

Let us know what the NDGF says.

 They'll say that mountian lions aren't in the area and not to worry, it was probably a large domestic cat!  They continuously deny that there are any cats here despite all the evidence, everything is just "passing through".

Gee I wonder why?

Mention the words mountain and lion and most of the guys on here are ready to light up the torches and grab their pitchforks.

Not only am I blaming mountain lions on low deer numbers, im also implicating them in damn near $4 a gallon gas and the piss poor economy. Bush is off the hook!

 

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Now that you say it I was going to work at 8 this morning and a truck did stop where the carcass was in the ditch. I couldn't tell then but it probably wa the game warden.

It might be a GW vehicle.  The cat was sitting in my neighbor's headlights eating on the deer at 7am.  I hope the carcass is still there so I can look at it this evening and see for my own eyes that it was the teeth/claws of a big cat.   

Then I can watch for news articles saying "nope, no cat in this area"!

I saw it an hour ago. The horns have been cut off. The hair was in a pile and the ass was chewed on!

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Gee I wonder why?

Mention the words mountain and lion and most of the guys on here are ready to light up the torches and grab their pitchforks.

Not only am I blaming mountain lions on low deer numbers, im also implicating them in damn near $4 a gallon gas and the piss poor economy. Bush is off the hook!

I wonder what the study will show for deer kill ratio and diet.  You suppose like most of the others in the upper 48 of the USA of 1 deer per 10 days?

Should we wager?


 

 

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 My neighbor came across a mountain lion eating a deer carcass when he was heading to work this morning around 7:00am.  The cat was 150yrs from the edge of a rural residential housing addition just 3mi north of Bismarck, across from the Capitol City Gun Club.

The mountain lion was in the ditch on 84th Ave.  Apparently, when he drove by he saw it and flipped the truck around and put the bright lights on it to verify.  The cat ran off into the grassy field to the north along Hwy 83.

He called the G&F when he got to work.  I told him he should've called me at home.  I hadn't left yet and had my .308 ready!  ;-)

Let us know what the NDGF says.

 They'll say that mountian lions aren't in the area and not to worry, it was probably a large domestic cat!  They continuously deny that there are any cats here despite all the evidence, everything is just "passing through".

Gee I wonder why?

Mention the words mountain and lion and most of the guys on here are ready to light up the torches and grab their pitchforks.

Not only am I blaming mountain lions on low deer numbers, im also implicating them in damn near $4 a gallon gas and the piss poor economy. Bush is off the hook!

But what if bush was really a mountain lion ?   now that should blow your mind.

                                                                                                                         

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 Here is a picture of the carcass.  The G&F must have been there because the horns were cut off.   You can see the tail and hide all spread out on the grass in the foreground.  Of course, nothing on the news at all.


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just shot one in rapid city the other night.  once the snow flies i will be out west chasing one

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Am I imagining things, or has the NDGF been steadily expanding the physical boundaries of Zone 1?  Initially, I thought it was quite a bit smaller when the season was implemented.  Is this a subtle recognition that there is more suitable cat habitat than what was originally used to describe what was home range for the cats?

Map of mountain lion zones.

 

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” ~ Mark Twain

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