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Author Topic: A deer hunter can't win these days with predators......  (Read 519 times)

Offline thebfi

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A deer hunter can't win these days with predators......
« on: October 19, 2014, 03:49:40 PM »
While a buddy and I were checking cameras in northern WI on Saturday the largest buck roaming the property came crashing by us within 25 yards. A very large 10 pointer was being pursued by a blonde colored animal and I knew what I just saw but didn't want to admit it to myself in hope I could talk myself out of it. As I turned and looked at my buddy after the fact the first words out of his mouth were "that was a mountain lion!". If it's not the wolves or the bears it these large predators! A guy just can't win anymore. A few locals confirmed to me that there has been one in the area lately. And several people have said that the WI DNR released a dozen of the lions last year in Northern WI. I sure hope that's not true.
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Re: A deer hunter can't win these days with predators......
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2014, 05:52:09 PM »
If the wolves are not bad enough a mountain lion is another ultimate predator. We from time to time have sightings in Georgia on trail cams state wide and of course the DNR indicates we have none in Georgia. Best of luck to you guys with those big cats.
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Re: A deer hunter can't win these days with predators......
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2014, 07:06:44 PM »
People in Westen Maryland say they have seem mountain lions and of course the DNR states there are none in our area. However, there has not been one confirmed sighting on a trail cam presented either. There has to be probably hundreds or more trail cams out and not one picture. Maybe the mountain lions are just smarter but the jury is still out until a picture is shown.
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Re: A deer hunter can't win these days with predators......
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2014, 08:13:41 PM »
I had one at my place a few years back. the DNR denied it even w/ a cam pic.

as bad as the DNR has been w/ wolves, I can't believe they would be dumb enough to release lions. I don't give them any credit lately. the deer population is at an all time low due to wolves and overpopulation of bear. all due to DNR errors IMO. if they added to these errors w/ lions, that would be complete idiocy

sorry I had to mince words

how did the plots come in?
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Re: A deer hunter can't win these days with predators......
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 08:21:27 AM »
Hey Thebfi, that is just a scary thought seeing one of those in the woods at 25 yards. We occasionally hear of one on a trail cam in our county.  That is why most people that bow hunt carry a side arm even though it is not legal.  Good luck with keeping him off your herd. 

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Re: A deer hunter can't win these days with predators......
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2014, 09:12:14 AM »
They are here in Illinois also.
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Re: A deer hunter can't win these days with predators......
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2014, 09:24:49 AM »
We have them too.  Game and Fish tried to deny it for a while, but then opened a season on them and allowed bowhunters to carry side arms,  sighting are rare in this area, but they are around, we probably have 6-8 taking statewide every year.
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Re: A deer hunter can't win these days with predators......
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2014, 09:58:46 AM »
If the wolves are not bad enough a mountain lion is another ultimate predator. We from time to time have sightings in Georgia on trail cams state wide and of course the DNR indicates we have none in Georgia. Best of luck to you guys with those big cats.

We get the same story here in Virginia.  I had footage sent to me several years ago by a friend that hunts the National Forest in SW Virginia and he actually filmed one stalking him at the bottom of his tree stand.  He did draw his rifle and was going to shoot it but it took off before he could get set.  The game commission denied what he showed them and outright called him a "crazy" and claimed he must of taken the pictures in another state.
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Re: A deer hunter can't win these days with predators......
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2014, 06:11:51 PM »
The plots look great Yari! My turnips are thick and tall yet with baseball to softball sized turnips. Deer aren't hitting them right now so I'm hoping it has to do with the acorn crop. Hopefully when I have vacation the first two week of November they start hammering them. How yours turn out? I should post some pics but it's a pain on here. How do you post pics anyway to this site?
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Re: A deer hunter can't win these days with predators......
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2014, 07:28:35 PM »

The plots look great Yari! My turnips are thick and tall yet with baseball to softball sized turnips. Deer aren't hitting them right now so I'm hoping it has to do with the acorn crop. Hopefully when I have vacation the first two week of November they start hammering them. How yours turn out? I should post some pics but it's a pain on here. How do you post pics anyway to this site?
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Re: A deer hunter can't win these days with predators......
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2014, 08:23:16 PM »
The plots look great Yari! My turnips are thick and tall yet with baseball to softball sized turnips. Deer aren't hitting them right now so I'm hoping it has to do with the acorn crop. Hopefully when I have vacation the first two week of November they start hammering them. How yours turn out? I should post some pics but it's a pain on here. How do you post pics anyway to this site?
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my plots didn't do well, but what came in was/is pounded. I can't believe yours aren't being hit? that's good news though. you will have some left during the rut

the key to posting is down sizing the pic. I think I use 300x400 pixels. then it's pretty smooth. i'd like to see the plots. good luck
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Re: A deer hunter can't win these days with predators......
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2014, 01:29:24 PM »
Yeah, they aren't supposed to be in Pa either, but I saw one two nights ago with the spotlight, about a mile from my house... It looked like a fairly young one 80 lbs or so but definitely a mountain lion. I was kicking myself for not having the camera with, but that's how it goes....


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Re: A deer hunter can't win these days with predators......
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2014, 02:04:10 PM »
not suppose to be any resident in NY, but the DEC admits to them passing through the state on "rare" occasions
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Re: A deer hunter can't win these days with predators......
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2014, 07:21:45 PM »
I saw one on our lease in Georgia 3 yrs. ago.  It came out in the open and stared at me in my tripod.  It was only 20 ft. from me!  I KNOW what I saw.  None of the other guys believed me until the next day, when one of them saw it, too.
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