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#6226376 - 03/17/16 07:13 AM Intense release of large cougar from trap in southern Utah
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#6226384 - 03/17/16 07:26 AM Re: Intense release of large cougar from trap in southern Utah [Re: kdkane1971]
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I think the one guy has to change his drawers the way he was jumping around.
That looks like a rush to me. nOT ME BROTHER,

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#6226393 - 03/17/16 07:35 AM Re: Intense release of large cougar from trap in southern Utah [Re: kdkane1971]
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Clicked on the link, got a 2:30 ad of a Unicorn trying to sell squatty potty.....somebody usurped the video! cry

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#6226469 - 03/17/16 08:34 AM Re: Intense release of large cougar from trap in southern Utah [Re: kdkane1971]
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Catch poles were about 50' too short. Wonder why they , the game warden, didn't sedate the cat first. Looks like it would have been a lot less stressful on man and beast.
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#6226499 - 03/17/16 09:01 AM Re: Intense release of large cougar from trap in southern Utah [Re: kdkane1971]
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Cool video, that bigger fella showed some quicks on his bailout move.


Edited by durda1 (03/17/16 09:03 AM)

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#6226512 - 03/17/16 09:11 AM Re: Intense release of large cougar from trap in southern Utah [Re: bar-d]
kdkane1971 Offline
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Originally Posted By: bar-d
Catch poles were about 50' too short. Wonder why they , the game warden, didn't sedate the cat first. Looks like it would have been a lot less stressful on man and beast.


From the video description "Ekins said they prefer to use animal tranquilizer darts when possible, but that tranquilizers have to be kept in a main DWR office and he can't always get some when he is called to remote areas." My guess is that he must have been too far away from the main office to retrieve the tranquilizer before the animal injured itself.

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#6226515 - 03/17/16 09:13 AM Re: Intense release of large cougar from trap in southern Utah [Re: nyalubwe]
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Originally Posted By: nyalubwe
Clicked on the link, got a 2:30 ad of a Unicorn trying to sell squatty potty.....somebody usurped the video! cry



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#6226565 - 03/17/16 09:43 AM Re: Intense release of large cougar from trap in southern Utah [Re: kdkane1971]
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Watch the GW when the trapper bails, he never even flinches! Man has cojones!!!

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#6226584 - 03/17/16 09:54 AM Re: Intense release of large cougar from trap in southern Utah [Re: kdkane1971]
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Yep, trapper left him high and dry and he stood the test. Trapper has pea size ones.
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#6226870 - 03/17/16 01:32 PM Re: Intense release of large cougar from trap in southern Utah [Re: kdkane1971]
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Wow, cool video.

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#6226952 - 03/17/16 02:38 PM Re: Intense release of large cougar from trap in southern Utah [Re: kdkane1971]
bar-d Offline
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Originally Posted By: kdkane1971
Originally Posted By: bar-d
Catch poles were about 50' too short. Wonder why they , the game warden, didn't sedate the cat first. Looks like it would have been a lot less stressful on man and beast.


From the video description "Ekins said they prefer to use animal tranquilizer darts when possible, but that tranquilizers have to be kept in a main DWR office and he can't always get some when he is called to remote areas." My guess is that he must have been too far away from the main office to retrieve the tranquilizer before the animal injured itself.

Makes sense. The GW must REALLY like his job.
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#6226961 - 03/17/16 02:44 PM Re: Intense release of large cougar from trap in southern Utah [Re: bar-d]
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Originally Posted By: bar-d
Originally Posted By: kdkane1971
Originally Posted By: bar-d
Catch poles were about 50' too short. Wonder why they , the game warden, didn't sedate the cat first. Looks like it would have been a lot less stressful on man and beast.


From the video description "Ekins said they prefer to use animal tranquilizer darts when possible, but that tranquilizers have to be kept in a main DWR office and he can't always get some when he is called to remote areas." My guess is that he must have been too far away from the main office to retrieve the tranquilizer before the animal injured itself.

Makes sense. The GW must REALLY like his job.


He's most certainly not doing it for the money! He's definitely got some cojones of steel.

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#6227025 - 03/17/16 03:49 PM Re: Intense release of large cougar from trap in southern Utah [Re: poisonivie]
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Originally Posted By: poisonivie
Yep, trapper left him high and dry and he stood the test. Trapper has pea size ones.


^^^^^^^^ Agreed!

GW has more patience than me. Trapper was a 'goofball', one of those folks that will get others hurt while he comes out of it unscathed. Thought the cat was going to 'choke down' before the trapper finally got a hind foot in the noose, good grief fella, get in there and help or go home. GW was way too nice to the guy.

Had to laugh when the cougar struggled and broke the limb. Trapper takes off like a rabbit, GW has to regain the catch pole and control the cat. Did the trapper think he was going to 'outrun' a cougar? GW did the correct thing.

If the trapper is that spooky he needs to be doing something else.
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#6227200 - 03/17/16 06:25 PM Re: Intense release of large cougar from trap in southern Utah [Re: bar-d]
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Interesting that the trapper reacted like that when he, by definition, is trapping wild animals. I know he isn't normally trapping cougars, but I thought he would have a little more nerve than that.

Great video.
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#6227384 - 03/17/16 08:14 PM Re: Intense release of large cougar from trap in southern Utah [Re: kdkane1971]
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Certainly the GW had more experience with this type of activity than the trapper. I wouldn't be too hard on the trapper. The GW knows what he's doing, for the trapper this is probably his first time. Still, my hat's off the the warden for his professional handling of a difficult task.
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