LoL Nice. Nuthin' like a good cougar mauling.
Originally Posted by GrouseMan77
Seriously though, I've spent LOTS of time in the woods fishing, hunting, and camping, and I've never once seen a bobcat. I know they exist and they are actually quite common, but in the hundreds (thousands maybe?) of hours I've spent in the woods, not once have I glimpsed one. I was actually talking to my dad about that Saturday when we were hanging out at the hunt camp (trying to catch a gobbler). He grew up hunting as a primary means of providing meat for the family, has been on countless trips over the 60 years since he's been old enough to hunt, and has only ever seen 1 bobcat.
Now, I realize that bobcats are mostly nocturnal hunters, but my question is this: if an animal as common as the bobcat can be so reclusive, is it really surprising that an animal like the mountain lion (that is even smarter) would be a rare sight? I do think it's likely that wild cougars are extinct in the east. I don't think it's likely that there aren't any mountain lions running around in these hills.
I got no style, I'm strictly roots.