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#218744 - 03/10/07 04:35 PM Re: Mountain Lions in PA? [Re: Cody221]
DIYASUB Offline
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Registered: 03/28/06
Posts: 92
Loc: NORTHERN NEW YORK STATE
Mountain lions? Oh yeah,up until a few years ago we were loaded with them around here in the Adirondacks.
We finally solved the problem by laying out a great big trail of little friskies over to Pennsylvania.
Unfortunately, my own encounter with a mountain lion didnt turn out very well.
During the winter of '93 the snowfall was so great up here that travel was impossible.
Things got pretty tough as groceries began to run out and the children had less and less each day to eat.
I was finally forced to take matters into my own hands and decided that I might be forgiven under the circumstances if I did a little extracurricular hunting.
I headed out one morning during blizzard conditions but I had confidence in my skills as a hunter and a woodsman.
I soon found the fresh track of a deer and followed it hoping for a shot.
Up the mountain, through a gap, and onward I went.
Late that afternoon I finally caught site of a magnificent ten point buck and worked my way up a ridge to where I could make a sucessful shot.
It actually took two shots to bring him down, and by the time I finished field dressing him it was pitch dark and the snow had filled my tracks.
I circled the mountaintop looking for any indicator of the way I had come and that's when I found the tracks that showed I wasnt the only hunter on the mountain that night.
What I found as I came upon my own tracks were the tracks of a huge mountain lion who had undoubtedly smelled fresh venison and planned to relieve me of my kill.
On the theory that heading in any direction was better than just running in circles, I chose what seemed like a good route and began making my way down the mountain and hopefully away from the lion.
I came to the head of a steep ravine and thought to use it to my advantage.
I put the deer on the edge of the ravine, climbed aboard, grabbed the antlers, and started to luge my way down the mountainside.
What I didnt realize was just how determined a hungry mountain lion can be, and when I looked back up the mountain there was the surefooted lion sliding along after me like one of Austrias best alpine olympic skiers.
I took my first shot at him at a hundred yards but my wild ride caused me to miss him clean.
The same thing happened on my seventy five yard second shot.
My third shot at just fifty yards was closer to the mark but only managed to graze him along his flank.
Now if there's one thing we all know is more dangerous than a hungry mountain lion, it's has to be a hungry, angry, wounded, mountain lion, and this one was no exception to the rule.
I was out of cartridges and knew that my only chance was to stay on that sliding sledding buck and to hope to lose my crafty pursuer.
Down the mountain I went, on my makeshift sled, using a combination of antlers and pure body english to avoid boulders and trees, but the lion kept on gaining.
Finally, I shot out over a precipice and I knew that the game was soon to come to an end.
As I tumbled through sixty feet of nothing but air, I lost my gun, my knife, and the deer, and I wound up in deep snow, unable to move, at the base of the cliff, and that's when that big hungry old mountain lion jumped down and killed me.
And that's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!

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#218745 - 03/13/07 10:07 AM Re: Mountain Lions in PA? [Re: DIYASUB]
LionHo Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 1240
Loc: Ventana Wilderness, CA
I don't mean to cast aspersions on your character, DIYASUB, but your little emoticon at the end kinda suggests you might be someone prone to stretching a point for the sake of the more-dramatic telling. Heck, your breathless account had plenty of drama already--no need to hit us over the head with it.

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#218746 - 03/13/07 10:14 AM Re: Mountain Lions in PA? [Re: LionHo]
severe Offline
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Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 77
Loc: Oregon
Wow, had me sceered for a couple seconds. Glad it ended OK.

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#218747 - 03/15/07 02:40 PM Re: Mountain Lions in PA? [Re: severe]
broknaero Offline
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Registered: 02/18/06
Posts: 1405
Loc: Pennsylvania
Holy cow! People still talking about the Pa Mt Lions? 1 Million deer hunters a year... Where do they have room?
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#218748 - 03/15/07 05:35 PM Re: Mountain Lions in PA? [Re: broknaero]
redfoxfur Offline
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Registered: 11/07/06
Posts: 372
Loc: Pa
YES there are mountain lions in pa period.

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#218749 - 03/15/07 05:44 PM Re: Mountain Lions in PA? [Re: redfoxfur]
FUD Offline
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Registered: 05/10/01
Posts: 98
Loc: Keystone State
There are bobcats in PA. If there was mountain lions there would be mountain lion tracks in the snow, and someone sure as hell would shoot one in deer season thinking it was a little yearling...guess what? I aint never seen one and I have found alot of bobcat tracks! NONE IN THIS STATE!
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#218750 - 03/15/07 07:58 PM Re: Mountain Lions in PA? [Re: LionHo]
DIYASUB Offline
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Registered: 03/28/06
Posts: 92
Loc: NORTHERN NEW YORK STATE
Quote:

I don't mean to cast aspersions on your character, DIYASUB, but your little emoticon at the end kinda suggests you might be someone prone to stretching a point for the sake of the more-dramatic telling. Heck, your breathless account had plenty of drama already--no need to hit us over the head with it.

LionHo




I wasnt the one that put the emoticon there LionHo,
it was the mountain lion that did it.

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#218751 - 03/15/07 10:33 PM Re: Mountain Lions in PA? [Re: DIYASUB]
Duane@ssu Offline
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Registered: 04/24/01
Posts: 4095
Loc: Gods Country
I'll just say that A lion could be ANYWHERE don't be so sure they aren't in PA.I grew up in northern Maine,and there was talk of lions there.A young male will travel miles and miles to find a mate.Although not probabal they could be any where,before we cuss someone for saying where they are we should look at the fact that it is possible.
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#218752 - 03/17/07 12:41 AM Re: Mountain Lions in PA? [Re: FUD]
Dogface Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/11/07
Posts: 175
Loc: PA
Quote:

someone sure as hell would shoot one in deer season thinking it was a little yearling...




I would hope that a hunter would know he difference between a lion and a deer. If he don't or if he does not take the time to identify his target he should not be hunting.

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#218753 - 03/17/07 12:46 AM Re: Mountain Lions in PA? [Re: Duane@ssu]
Dogface Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/11/07
Posts: 175
Loc: PA
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I grew up in northern Maine,and there was talk of lions there.




Where did you grow up in Maine? I spent a lot of time with friends in Winterville and Eagle Lake. I have not been up there in a long time but I loved that place.

BTW Quebec and NB have documented the existence of lions in their Provinces.

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#218754 - 03/17/07 03:08 AM Re: Mountain Lions in PA? [Re: Dogface]
yote_tote Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 03/08/06
Posts: 414
Loc: Western Pa
DIYASUB,its been a long time since i read that story.I laughed when i read it then and laughed even more,after you told it.LOL

I have traversed the mountains of PA most of my life and never seen a mountain lion,or ones tracks.I have hunted and trapped from the northern most part of the state,to the southern most part,and many,many,places in between.I am in my sixties now,and at least half my life was spent in the woods.I was born and raised in the mountains,where there was no other houses around.I had to walk two miles through the woods on a well worn path,before i would break out onto a road,to go to school.I wasn't allowed to go to school untill i was nine years old,because of that.Back then it was much,much,wilder and still never knowed anything about a mountain lion,just a few bears around.The only way i will believe it,is if i see one for myself,and even then,i might blame it on my old age and seeing things.LOL

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#218755 - 03/25/07 11:36 AM Re: Mountain Lions in PA? [Re: yote_tote]
redfoxfur Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 11/07/06
Posts: 372
Loc: Pa
I found mt.lion tracks near our deer camp in tioga county. I have found bobcat tracks on my land in dauphin county believe me I can tell the difference. Not to start anything FUD but I dont like it when people say things and cant back them up. Please dont take that the wrong way.

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#218756 - 03/28/07 04:23 PM Re: Mountain Lions in PA? [Re: redfoxfur]
timberdoodle Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 99
Loc: PA, USA
Redfox where at in dauphin county? My husband and I use to live down that way. We now are back to mifflin.

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#218757 - 03/29/07 09:21 PM Re: Mountain Lions in PA? [Re: timberdoodle]
24Vford Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/03/07
Posts: 47
Loc: indiana usa
i have been reading alot of things lately about moutain lion sightings all over the web
were i live in indiana they was one sighted a couple hours away the dnr said it was an escaped pet but they have made no atempt to catch it and there was know one to be interviewed about their escaped pet i think it was wild and they dont want anyone going after it
well anyway i think bigcats are on the comeback everywere

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#218758 - 05/11/07 09:26 PM Re: Mountain Lions in PA? [Re: fooge]
greydog Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 07/16/04
Posts: 124
Loc: Pa.
Hi,
Yes, you are all right!! The Pa. Game Commission is tradeing Idaho mountian lions for groundhogs. A friend of a my brothers,uncles,great grandfathers, best friends, cousins, told me this just after he saw Big Foot step off a Space Ship with Elvis driving. This is worse then than any thing. PLEASE HELP!! SCARED IN Pa.????????????????
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