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#215056 - 09/16/01 02:39 PM Flat country cougars
vz63 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/01
Posts: 37
Loc: Eads, Colorado, USA
Guys-
I've had several people down here in the flatlands claim to have seen mountain lions, their tracks (which I think I've seen too) and the results of their feeding or attacks on domestic livestock.
Anybody have any experience with this? Any idea where they might be hiding out in this mix of sagebrush & grass?
vz63

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#215057 - 09/16/01 03:31 PM Re: Flat country cougars
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Most of the time, they are just in transit. Not a natural habitat, except rarely.

Good hunting. LB

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#215058 - 09/16/01 03:54 PM Re: Flat country cougars
Steve Craig Offline
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Registered: 09/09/01
Posts: 220
Loc: Cottonwood,AZ USA
vz63,
Follow the food source, more than likely it is a pair of young lions(2 year olds) just kicked out by mama and in transit between other lions territories. Domestic livestock is easier to catch and kill for young lions. They will be "here today and gone tomorrow" so to speak.
Steve


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#215059 - 09/16/01 04:18 PM Re: Flat country cougars
BobR Offline
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Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 180
Loc: Walla Walla, WA USA
Steve, Great to see you back. I have really missed your posts. Welcome back !!!
Your Friend, Bob

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#215060 - 09/16/01 05:19 PM Re: Flat country cougars
Curt Barrett Offline
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Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 5144
Loc: Pacific Northwest
Steve, long time no see. I too have missed your informative posts immensely. Welcome back!

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#215061 - 09/16/01 05:48 PM Re: Flat country cougars
Steve Craig Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 09/09/01
Posts: 220
Loc: Cottonwood,AZ USA
Howdy boys,
I missed you guys too!
Hey Curt, I heard you got a pretty bear!
Steve

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#215062 - 09/16/01 07:46 PM Re: Flat country cougars
vz63 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/24/01
Posts: 37
Loc: Eads, Colorado, USA
OK
The just passing through idea really works, but passing from what to what? The terrain around here is more or less the same for at least 50 miles in any direction, and more than that most ways. Will they cover that much open ground looking for a place to more or less settle down?
Is it possible that these critters are holed up in a river valley or thicker brushy/pseudo tree cover?
Hope this doesn't make me look like even more of an idiot, but I'm looking for even possible answers.
vz63


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#215063 - 09/16/01 08:26 PM Re: Flat country cougars
Steve Craig Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 09/09/01
Posts: 220
Loc: Cottonwood,AZ USA
63,

They pass from lion territory to lion territory looking for unoccupied country. An old Tom will not tolerate a young male in his territory.....period. If the cat doesnt move on it will be hunted down and killed.

Lions during breeding season can cover 50 miles in one night! They will travel drainages in open country, and drainages in brush country. It makes no difference wheather the country is open, brushy, hills, mountains,or wheather it is the streets of Prescott, AZ.(yes they do travel the streets of Prescott) They will have a travel line that will be used untill they are killed or they die,and they will travel that route over and over again and then another lion will take over the same route when said lion is killed. Look for the thickest cover along a major drainage in you neck of the country in open country. That is where you will find your cats. Hope this helps,
Steve



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#215064 - 09/16/01 09:57 PM Re: Flat country cougars
vz63 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/24/01
Posts: 37
Loc: Eads, Colorado, USA
Steve-
Thanx a bunch for the info. I guess I always thought of them as being rougher country type critters.
Appreciate you guys putting up with my ignorance.
vz63

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#215065 - 09/16/01 10:56 PM Re: Flat country cougars
Steve Craig Offline
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Registered: 09/09/01
Posts: 220
Loc: Cottonwood,AZ USA
You are very welcome.
Steve

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