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Would you shoot a black panther? #4100470 03/05/13 12:39 PM
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Like most of yall i have heard the storys of people seeing so called black panthers and never really believed in em but a coworker and his son were hunting in arkansas and his son was waiting 2 be picked up by his dad and saw one cross the road about 30yds from him. He said he raised the gun to shoot the cat and his dads lights came around the curve so he couldnt safely shoot at it. To make a long story short would you shoot one if you saw it?


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I have talked to alot of guys and they said they were afraid to shoot one because it my be a protected jaguar.


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Yes... otherwise no one would beleive me. (Just like I don't beleive the Arkansas kid's story)

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Nope. If the animal isn't considered a common nuisance or source of meat, it gets a pass from me.


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you shoot a black cat in texas, better start shoveling or your have to explain to the game warden why you shot a jagarundi


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Originally Posted By: Hoytman
I have talked to alot of guys and they said they were afraid to shoot one because it my be a protected jaguar.


I am a protected species also.


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Any jagarundi in ne tx or arkansas? Ifi was hunting south tx i would worry more. I know i would try to shoot one if i saw it.


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Originally Posted By: Hoytman
Any jagarundi in ne tx or arkansas? Ifi was hunting south tx i would worry more. I know i would try to shoot one if i saw it.


if you are seeing a black cat its not a black mountain lion.

THEY DO NOT EXIST.

its either a jaguar or a jagarundi. either of which are protected and will carry heavy fines


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Here we go again... grin

No one has ever actually defined a "black panther".

What some people have seen are "big black cats", which is probably a black jaguar...but who knows.

Those of us that have seen "big black cats" can only assume they are just "big black cats" - species unknown.

As far as the question: In a hearbeat. grin

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I figure its a jaguar or black color phase lepeord that somebody released. I think i read somewhere that in all the years that cougars had bountys on em not one was brought in that was black in color. If any wardens were called i wonder what they would say? All the years ive spent hunting i have never seen anything like a big black cat.


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I don't think there will ever be found a black cougar...anywhere. But ruling out an escaped jaguar or two isn't too far-fetched.
There's too many videos of big black house cats being called "black panthers" for this to have too much credibility publically, though.

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Saw a u tube video of a older man and his daughter in a tree stand on a food plot and they had video on a big cat coming into the food plot and then walk off. I think it was in another southern state. cool video and no dought it was a big cat.


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Any jagarundi in ne tx or arkansas? Ifi was hunting south tx i would worry more. I know i would try to shoot one if i saw it.


if you are seeing a black cat its not a black mountain lion.

THEY DO NOT EXIST.

its either a jaguar or a jagarundi. either of which are protected and will carry heavy fines


http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/jag/
if its a big cat is NOT a Jaguarndi,

8-16lbs is the size of a house cat......

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Mountain lions can have a genetic disorder causing them to have black (dark charcoal grey) hair just like the black coyotes you see sometimes. The chances of someone seeing a mountain lion are extremely rare and a black one even moreso obviously. But it is possible. I don't believe any of the stories however until someone actually shoots one. And yes I would shoot one and sell to the highest bidder.



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Nope. If the animal isn't considered a common nuisance or source of meat, it gets a pass from me.


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The wife wouldn't let me butcher the thing and put it in the freezer to eat, and I see little value in a trophy skin, so I'd let it go if I was sure it was an actual lion or jaguar. House cats get shot and fed to the vultures.


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