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Mountain Lion Shot After Coming Near Hunter(NE)
wowt.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Amaka Ubaka

Posted on 11/14/2012 9:03:56 AM PST by marktwain

A male mountain lion was shot by a deer hunter Saturday, November 10th, the opening day of the November firearm deer season. The incident occurred about 10 miles northeast of Ainsworth in Brown County.

The hunter reported the shooting to a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission conservation officer. According to the hunter, the cat walked parallel to him at about 35 yards as he left his hunting blind, made eye contact with him, then circled in front of the hunter’s path. A subsequent investigation concluded the hunter was justified in killing the 150-pound animal.

By law, a person may kill a mountain lion without a permit only if it “stalks, attacks, or shows unprovoked aggression toward such person or another person,” or if it is in the act of preying on livestock. Unlawful killing of a mountain lion is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and up to three months in jail.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; mountainlion; ne
If a predator is stalking you, best kill it before it makes the final charge.
1 posted on 11/14/2012 9:04:01 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Does he get to keep it?


2 posted on 11/14/2012 9:05:48 AM PST by PGR88
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To: marktwain
Some nerve-wracking stuff there.

I suppose its like a tonic to heart, being scared like that -- now he won't need to go on that holiday he can't afford anymore anyway!

3 posted on 11/14/2012 9:06:27 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: marktwain

Mountain lion was sizing the hunter up for a place on his den wall. Yummmm....

Fortunately a hunter knows when he is being stalked, a jogger would have been lunch.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 9:06:52 AM PST by madison10
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To: marktwain
Poor kitty. Some prey bites back.

I don't go into wilderness areas without a firearm anymore.

/johnny

5 posted on 11/14/2012 9:07:23 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: madison10

“...a jogger would have been lunch.”

Nah, jogger’s 5oz pepper spray or ‘bell’, would have dropped the cat and saved him. LOLMAO!


6 posted on 11/14/2012 9:15:32 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: marktwain

He could have just dialed 911 on his ObamaPhone.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 9:21:00 AM PST by SeeSharp
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To: marktwain

A cougar came near our camp area in Montana summer of last year. Fortunately, it passed us on by after a few minutes. It was apparently more interested in a deer that had run behind us.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 9:26:35 AM PST by MachIV
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To: marktwain

Last month, my dog started to confront a large cougar while we were walking through the woods by the house. Fortunately my dog stopped while I ran toward the stare down with my .38 at the ready. The cougar saw me coming and headed for cover. Dog followed but not too far. I thought he was a goner, he usually chases but not this time. The cougar is still around, saw tracks in the snow yesterday. My neighbor got a shot at him but missed at 300yds. Cougar needs to move on, he’s being hunted by at least two guys.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 9:54:43 AM PST by waredbird
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To: madison10

That’s why I always carry a knife.

They want me it’s gonna be a fight to the death and I intend on gutting them alive.

Their last meal will be their own entrails...


10 posted on 11/14/2012 9:57:48 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome
That’s why I always carry a knife.

I wouldn't go up against my housecatz with anything smaller than a 12 ga. Anything worth doing is worth over-doing.

I'm allergic to getting hurt. ;)

/johnny

11 posted on 11/14/2012 10:17:32 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Well, that’s my minimum. I do my 3-5 mile walk at in my neighborhood and I’ve seen cats.

Little difficult to carry a 12 gauge while exercising and the 7 cops who live in our gated golf course community have guns and I wouldn’t wanna be shot by them.

In the wilderness I carry my .38.

My 45’s are all 5-6 BBL and a little unweildy.

I should get a 357 though....


12 posted on 11/14/2012 10:24:47 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: carriage_hill

I understand cougar poop has bells in it and smells like pepper spray.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 10:34:13 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: marktwain

I wonder what the autopsy will show, in that their fish & game will almost certainly want to autopsy it. Rabies, feline leukemia and feline distemper might provoke a big cat, but they are just as likely to be aggressive even if they are not mothers with a litter.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 10:37:45 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Vendome

“a fight to the death and I intend on gutting them alive.”

LOL.... good luck with that. The mountain lion may have the same plan for you.

Don’t forget, these guys kill for a living. Cougars live in my area and are occasionally seen in my neighborhood. Fortunately, it is out of the ordinary for them to stock humans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CLqJCGNCjo&feature=related


15 posted on 11/14/2012 10:43:17 AM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: JRandomFreeper
"I wouldn't go up against my housecatz with anything smaller than a 12 ga"

You must have BIG cats!

16 posted on 11/14/2012 10:54:56 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Gator113

I know! They are programmed and only their death will stop them.

I’ve made up my mind that’s the way it’s gonna end.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 11:20:39 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: marktwain

18 posted on 11/14/2012 11:29:23 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: School of Rational Thought

YES!

I was hoping someone would post Jimbo.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 12:03:22 PM PST by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I’ve had more than a couple of near encounters w/cougars and the first ran off when I turned and went towards it. The second was up in a tree and I left well enough alone.
Third time was right here where I live, I was out picking blackberries and felt that I was being watched.
Someone coming down the highway later saw it cross.
A friend of mine who lives in a trailer park (nice one) says that she has one who she has seen several times just laying on a log near a creek. It seems to be just watching all those crazy two-legged critters.
Here in MI, they seem to be content to share space. I’ve only heard of a couple of livestock attacks but then we’re overrun with those rats with antlers so they have plenty of food available.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 6:58:57 PM PST by bog trotter
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To: bog trotter

Cats of all varieties can be unpredictable. Researchers who have radio collared mountain lions are generally amazed at how close they operate among humans, invisibly. But at the same time, they may suddenly decide to attack a person.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 7:08:47 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: marktwain

Did he yell out, “IT’S COMING RIGHT FOR US!” before shooting?


22 posted on 11/15/2012 7:10:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: School of Rational Thought

STAN
Hey! It wasn’t coming right for us! It
was just sitting there!
JIMBO
SHHH! Not so loud!! Now that there’s just
a technicality.
KYLE
What d’ya mean?
JIMBO
You see boys, the Democrats have passed a
lot of laws trying to stop us from hunting.
CARTMAN
Democrats piss me off!
JIMBO
They say we can’t shoot certain animals
anymore unless they’re posing an
immediate threat. Therefore, before we
shoot something, we have to say; “It’s
coming right for us!”
STAN
Wow, you’re smart, Uncle Jimbo!


23 posted on 11/15/2012 7:12:43 AM PST by dfwgator
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