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Mt Lions

by , Posted to on 10/02/2012 08:44 AM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/21/2004
Location: ND
 anyone hear of any cats been taken yet this year.   
Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/02/2012 08:45 AM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/19/2005
Location: ND

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

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Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/02/2012 08:48 AM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/18/2009
Location: ND
 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
 
Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/02/2012 08:53 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
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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Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/02/2012 09:16 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/09/2003
Location: ND
I hear they are eating apples...

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Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/02/2012 09:18 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/31/2003
Location: ND
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!


Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/02/2012 09:19 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/31/2003
Location: ND
Porkies I meant,.


Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/02/2012 12:41 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/18/2011
Location: ND
I hear they like small children...
buckmaster81 Said:
I hear they are eating apples...


Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/02/2012 1:45 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/09/2003
Location: ND
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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Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/02/2012 1:49 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/05/2010
Location: nd
 
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.
 
Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/02/2012 1:58 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/13/2006
Location: ND
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.
Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/02/2012 2:25 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/18/2011
Location: ND
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........


Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/08/2012 1:32 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
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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Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/08/2012 3:04 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
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!?!    
Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/09/2012 08:31 AM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
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!?!    
I think we have around 6 of them collared.




 
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Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/09/2012 10:11 AM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
SIX?  Wow!
Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/09/2012 10:15 AM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/13/2010
Location: ND
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.
Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/09/2012 10:20 AM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
houndem Said:
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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Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/09/2012 10:23 AM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/29/2009
Location: ND
is this info on the collared kitties online somewhere, like where when, movements etc..   not questioning your info just my curiosity at work

                                                                                                                         

Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/09/2012 10:25 AM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
WormWiggler Said:
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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Re: Mt Lions
by on 10/09/2012 10:35 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
I contacted NDGF.  Yes, there are 9 cats collared and 1 ear tagged.




 
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