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Post by Clarence » Tue May 03, 2011 6:39 am

No season-if you can see them, you can shoot them!


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Post by wfrascher » Tue May 03, 2011 9:02 am


These destructive critters can be hunted year around. What is worse is they're on the menu for big cats and bears. I've seen two cats and bear tracks on my little place. My neighbor says the state brought the cats in to control the hogs. A good friend is a state game controller and he said noway. The Neches river is a few miles to the east, and the bottom lands prime habitat for large wildlife. We get the overflow. Or should I say big game have big territories. To make the problem worse we have 50+ goat kids on the ground, so for us if you get rid of the hogs (yeah, I know reduce) maybe the cats will go. If not I'll keep my toes warm on a nice cat rug.


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Post by KL » Tue May 03, 2011 11:42 pm

I always wanted a cat about the size of my old Siberian, rest his soul. But, little cats can be tamed but not their larger relatives, it seems.

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Post by Darryl » Thu May 05, 2011 4:00 pm

Speaking of Cats:

My uncle has 80 acres that's 4 miles West of my lease. Same terrain, same cover - everything the same.

My brother has feeders going year round out there, and on his game cams, there are NO hogs, and very little deer.

However, the people that live right next to my uncles place also run a country store on the highway right there in front of their property.

They have been seen on multiple occassions, a black cougar running around out there. (Hence, no hogs).

Last May, I was riding my uncles 4 wheeler on his property, checking fenclines and found a Whitetail carcass that was eaten on, but somewhat covered up by foilage.

Makes sense - the cats probably tear up the little piglets.

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Post by Free_Stater » Thu May 05, 2011 9:47 pm

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that you have a really good sausage recipe...

Good shooting, and a beautiful rifle.

It's been a long time since I've hunted, and I'm kind of ambivalent about it in general, but by next deer season I'll have a Saddle Rifle in 50-70 and weighing in at less than nine pounds. I didn't go with anything very fancy, but I did order hand select wood and the pewter foreend tip, along with a heavy half octagon 26" barrel. I didn't exactly want a carbine, and I didn't want anything too long to catch on the brush around here, so I split the difference.

Been doing a lot of practicing with the #3 Sporter in 50-90 the last couple of weeks, mainly because I like shooting it, but it's a bit too heavy to carry all day long.

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Post by Brant Selb » Fri May 06, 2011 12:27 pm


I live in Eastern OR and we have a lot of cougars here, one killed a mule deer in my neighbors front yard last winter; I'm guessing that your "black cougar" was a black jaguar. Genetically speaking, there is a much greater chance to have a black jaguar than a cougar and sightings of jaguars in TX, NM, and AR are becoming much more common, looks like they may be returning to their original range.
How cool is that!

Just hit the next one!

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Post by mdeland » Sun May 08, 2011 12:49 pm

Every once in awhile I hear of cougar sightings here in Alaska as well but I don't think it has ever been confirmed.
Jaguars back in the continental US is very neat indeed! I love having the critters around! MD

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Post by Beruisis » Sat May 14, 2011 7:51 am

KL, there is no season on them and no limit. We alsa have the black cats, one with 2 kits, out there on the Sabine, just west of Mineola.

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