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#6178836 - 02/11/16 08:36 AM Ever Seen a Mountain Lion in the WIld?
BenBob Offline
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Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 6391
Loc: Undercover
We have all heard stories that they are around, but I have never seen one in the wild. How many of you have seen a mountain lion in the wild? If so where did you see it?
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#6178850 - 02/11/16 08:40 AM Re: Ever Seen a Mountain Lion in the WIld? [Re: BenBob]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 43459
Loc: Metroplex
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Two in TX, two in CO

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#6178851 - 02/11/16 08:41 AM Re: Ever Seen a Mountain Lion in the WIld? [Re: BenBob]
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Registered: 04/04/05
Posts: 12357
Loc: Bedford, TX
Yes I saw one in Montague county in about 2003. I saw another as a teenager in NW Arkansas back around 1980.
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#6178854 - 02/11/16 08:42 AM Re: Ever Seen a Mountain Lion in the WIld? [Re: BenBob]
therock Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 829
Loc: Southwest TX
One in erath county in the early 80s

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#6178880 - 02/11/16 09:00 AM Re: Ever Seen a Mountain Lion in the WIld? [Re: BenBob]
OffCoor1 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/13
Posts: 338
Loc: Archer County
One in Archer County - Thanksgiving of 2014.

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#6178893 - 02/11/16 09:06 AM Re: Ever Seen a Mountain Lion in the WIld? [Re: BenBob]
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
I saw one in South Texas near Mathis and one in San Saba county just a few miles from Pontotoc
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#6178908 - 02/11/16 09:18 AM Re: Ever Seen a Mountain Lion in the WIld? [Re: BenBob]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 7185
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
several on different occasions around the NE portion of Lake Buchanan Burnet County, 1960s/1970s. 1 SE Burnet county late 1980s.

There was one reported in Emma Long Park, NW Austin area last weekend, scared the bajebbers out of some hikers but turned out to be a 3D cheetah target from a nearby archery club... LOL STORY
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#6178922 - 02/11/16 09:28 AM Re: Ever Seen a Mountain Lion in the WIld? [Re: BenBob]
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Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 490
Loc: Mansfield
I've seen 3. Once my brother and I were hunting rabbits in the winter and then 20 min later from the cabin window we saw one following our tracks in the snow.

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#6178927 - 02/11/16 09:29 AM Re: Ever Seen a Mountain Lion in the WIld? [Re: BenBob]
Palehorse Offline
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Registered: 10/22/07
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Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
Saw one drinking out of the Nueces river near Camp Wood.
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#6178936 - 02/11/16 09:33 AM Re: Ever Seen a Mountain Lion in the WIld? [Re: BenBob]
CRAnderson52 Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2661
Loc: Highland Village, Texas
Saw one in Putnam opening weekend of bow season 2009!
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#6178945 - 02/11/16 09:38 AM Re: Ever Seen a Mountain Lion in the WIld? [Re: BenBob]
Bbear Offline
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Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 878
Loc: West Texas
First one was in Lemhi County, Idaho up on Timber Creek outside of Leadore. Walked up on him/her as he was drinking from a puddle.

Second was in Llano county, near Valley Spring. Scared it off a little whitetail doe it had killed. Saw the same one again as I was driving into camp one night. It jumped across the road in my headlights.
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#6179038 - 02/11/16 10:48 AM Re: Ever Seen a Mountain Lion in the WIld? [Re: therock]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 43459
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: therock
One in erath county in the early 80s


Ironically where I saw one of my TX lions, the other in San Saba

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#6179070 - 02/11/16 11:10 AM Re: Ever Seen a Mountain Lion in the WIld? [Re: BenBob]
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Registered: 11/25/13
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Yes. Used to hunt on a buddy's lease 20 miles East of Carizo Springs. A couple years running we would see a big cat that was jet black (mountain lion, Mexican lion??). One year she had some cubs with her.
Once she was sitting in the middle of a sendaro about 50 yards from camp. Middle of the afternoon, we could see the cubs playing in the brush. That was the closest we came to shooting her but we didn't want to orphan the cubs.
Late at night we would shine flashlights and see lots of eyes shining in the bush; that made you take pause as you were relieving yourself.

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#6179113 - 02/11/16 11:38 AM Re: Ever Seen a Mountain Lion in the WIld? [Re: BenBob]
papa45 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 674
Loc: Arlington
Saw one in a dry creek bed along Hwy 287 near Childress nearly 20 years ago.
Two different sightings on a hunting lease near Strawn 10-12 years ago. One came up behind me shortly after I had blown a predator call, made kind of a growling/coughing sound and walked away. The other was crossing a small open field.

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#6179118 - 02/11/16 11:42 AM Re: Ever Seen a Mountain Lion in the WIld? [Re: BenBob]
bp3 Offline
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Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 1204
1 in Central Nevada while mule deer hunting. rifle

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