Makes me sad.

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  1. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Mountain Lion killed in Idaho

    Seems to me they could have tranq'd this cat, maybe given it some vet care, and relocated it back deeper into the wilderness- we got a lot of wilderness.

    I carry a weapon in the wild. In my BR thread where we were out 'X-mas Tree Hunting', you never saw and I never mentioned the 1911 .45 under my sweatshirt, but it was there. If we'd run across something posing a threat to my family, I would have used it. But I would never shoot a cougar or wolf unless I had to- I love 'em only slightly less than my own peeps.

    It's too bad it went down like this with the big cat. I wish it would have been different. :(
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    the link wouldn't load. So what happened in Idaho?
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    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Fish and game shot an injured mountain lion that was hanging out in a podunk town between Pocatello and Idaho Falls. I guess with the injury (blind in one eye), they thought killing it was the better option. Still. :(
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    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Yeah, I wish they'd helped her instead of killing her. :(
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    Maybe they thought with only one eye it wouldn't be able to hunt well enough, and would have to start attacking small domestic pets or something. Or that it would starve completely. Yes killing it was not the best option - keep an eye out (no pun intended) on it's behavior for a while before you just kill it! Cougars are smart - I bet it would have adapted eventually. Then again binocular vision is extremely important for a predator, especially a predator that generally hunts alone - it can't scrounge meat that it's pack members killed like a wolf can.

    One eyed deer (or otherwise crippled deer) function amazingly well because sneaking up and pouncing on shrubs is very much "self paced" so they can always eat as well as any other deer.

    But I hate to see majestic apex predators killed under any circumstances other than if they have rabies or something. Killing for fur?
    OH HELL NO! :brood: Killing for bragging rights? OH HELL NO! :brood:
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