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Got this e-mailed to me today.
 
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This is sorta scary... If these things start hunting in packs we've got a problem...

 

A woman who lives about 25-30 miles from Brady sent these pictures which were taken nine miles from her house. A cow was found killed and the trail cam was put in place to see what was preying on it.
 

You can count up to eight cats in one of the pictures. Who ever heard of eight cougars at a kill site? They're acting more like a pride of lions than the solitary creatures they normally are...
 

 
 
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Can you hunt them in TX?
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Reminds me of the Texas cougar thread where we all worried CFII had been attacked by a old hottie
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Holy Sh!t  I dont think i've never ever heard of 8 big cats  being on a kill site together. thats really unusual.

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They appear to even have an established pecking order..... scary!
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Could it be a couple of female cats with their sub adult cubs sharing the carcass, sure hope soShocked
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That is odd. We have trail cam pics from the black hills of up to 4 cats on an elk kill at a time, but never as many as 8.
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Originally posted by hunterwingler hunterwingler wrote:

Holy Sh!t  I dont think i've never ever heard of 8 big cats  being on a kill site together. thats really unusual.

i agree, they were always solitary in  the mountain west when i saw them. course at night the rules could change and i dont know any cougars that can read.
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These cats were big news around here a little while back.  They were actually in Washington State.

http://missoulian.com/lifestyles/recreation/regional/article_20f2a6fe-3ad5-11e0-bbd7-001cc4c03286.html

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Tell me that isnt the basis for a DPMS semi auto hunting rifle add.
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

These cats were big news around here a little while back.  They were actually in Washington State.

http://missoulian.com/lifestyles/recreation/regional/article_20f2a6fe-3ad5-11e0-bbd7-001cc4c03286.html

Very interesting article, especially about the fellow that setup the camera talking about the picture showing one of the cats coming down the trail right behind him a few minutes after he left.

Waiting for a trail- cam pic of Bigfoot...
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Aren't those two pictures the same??    Shocked       One taken in Texas, and then they all went to Washington to eat another cow??  Check out those two photos.......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Tell me that isnt the basis for a DPMS semi auto hunting rifle add.
Yeah, in something with a thicker bullet than .223- and at least 30 rd magazine- from a stand- with buddies.
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

These cats were big news around here a little while back.  They were actually in Washington State.

http://missoulian.com/lifestyles/recreation/regional/article_20f2a6fe-3ad5-11e0-bbd7-001cc4c03286.html

 
I really doubted that picture came from Brady, Texas and am really glad it didn't. 
 
You can tell now that you know the facts that they are on a cliff and surveying the valley below.  Still really interesting to see so many in one place. I bet they will be hunted now that this story and photos are so wide spread.
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every one is worried about the big cats, let talk about the wolfs in Id ,Wa Mt & the  other states here. bigs cats have always been & will but the wolfs are a Canadian wolf. I made a post last years pretty something if u can find it I rant a little more about it. until u have seen what they have done u really dont understand.
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

Can you hunt them in TX?
 
Yep, they are legal to hunt, but they aren't very common here.  I keep hearing all these stories about them roaming all over the state, and in more than 35 years of hunting, I've never seen one in TX outside of a zoo, and have never got a picture of one on a trail cam.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

Can you hunt them in TX?
 
Yep, they are legal to hunt, but they aren't very common here.  I keep hearing all these stories about them roaming all over the state, and in more than 35 years of hunting, I've never seen one in TX outside of a zoo, and have never got a picture of one on a trail cam.
 It is amazing how and where they survive. A few months ago a guy accidently hit and killed a leopard with his car close to the middle of the city of Pretoria.
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Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

Can you hunt them in TX?
 
Yep, they are legal to hunt, but they aren't very common here.  I keep hearing all these stories about them roaming all over the state, and in more than 35 years of hunting, I've never seen one in TX outside of a zoo, and have never got a picture of one on a trail cam.
 It is amazing how and where they survive. A few months ago a guy accidently hit and killed a leopard with his car close to the middle of the city of Pretoria.

sorta like coyotes in the united states, they live just about everywhere from down town l.a. to the middle of nowhere wyoming
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About 10 or 12 years ago I was White Tail hunting in Del Rio, TX and down by the river we saw sign of a big cat. We didn't actually see him but we did see tracks and a partially devoured sheep carcass covered up for later eating. There are many wild sheep down there, my buddy who is a Texas native said the sheep were feral and destroying the local environment, so while the local ranchers understandably hate lions, they do some good. But, I have to admit that they scare the hell out of me and if I lived on that ranch and saw one, he'd be a rug in short order.

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Originally posted by SamC SamC wrote:

Could it be a couple of female cats with their sub adult cubs sharing the carcass, sure hope soShocked
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That is what it looks like to me.  Some of the cats don't look full grown.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

Can you hunt them in TX?
 
Yep, they are legal to hunt, but they aren't very common here.  I keep hearing all these stories about them roaming all over the state, and in more than 35 years of hunting, I've never seen one in TX outside of a zoo, and have never got a picture of one on a trail cam.
I've seen 3, one when I was about 10 with my father on Hwy 321 between Dayton TX., and Tarkington TX. The second one I saw was at  Powell Park at lake Sam Rayburn on my way back to my parents cabin after doing a little Crappie Fishing I believe I was about 18 or 19 at the time. Then this past summer I was working on some pumps down on the Brisco Ranch in Catarina Springs and was heading out of the ranch about an hour before dark and spotted on that I watched with 3 other people for about 15-20 minutes.
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I had my first cougar encounter just south of Grandfield, OK...about 1/4 mile from the Red River about 3 weeks ago.  I was in a stand for hogs at about 9:30 PM and this big old cougar went sauntering right through the middle of the feeder light.  I got a 15 second view of him.  My jaw about hit the floor. My Dad was in the stand with me.  Magnificent and a bit frightening at the same time since we would be walking in that direction for about 400 yards as we got out of the stand to make it back to the truck.  We had been seeing large sets of tracks for the past few months, but just thought it was the farmers dog or something.  Never imagined that it would be a cougar!  I have been around them in Idaho, but never even considered that they were in southern Oklahoma.  Lesson learned.  I was back at the property last week and am going again on Friday.  Game Warden has given permission to shoot on sight, he just wants to see the animal to inspect for a GPS or similar tracking tag.  
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