Cougers can be dangerous even if you are armed. They will stalk you and ambush you.
US LAWVancouver Island has the most cougars per square mile in North America. There have been instances of them strolling thru parking garages and stores in Victoria. They are dangerous, being unafraid of humans. The snowflakes have passed laws we cannot carry in National Forests, they have no concept of the hazards you can encounter. Look the idiots want to introduce wolves (they have) and now grizz bears in northern Washington. I've always carried in forests here, two leg varmints are sometimes encountered. Cheerio, Spad
We had our dogs on an electronic leash limiting their range. Woods come up to the back yard. One day the dogs are barking at the clearing out back. Finally I see a canine back a ways hiding in the tall grass. Later I see a coyote sitting bold as brass out in the open watching the dogs bark.Coyotes are real experts at stealth, probably there.
Drop the quick release hubs and use the forks.Is this the same one where one guy got attacked and his buddy started running so the cat chased him down and killed him and the first guy attacked made it out?
That one made me laugh
Not because someone died But because the guy that first bailed didn’t stick around to help his buddy and got eaten...
Maybe callouss but I wouldn’t leave a friend to deal with an attacking animal. That and a bicycle isn’t much of a weapon to protect yourself with
There are no laws against carrying in national forest, and you dont need a cpl to do so.US LAW
The second exception to this law allows people with a concealed weapon permit to carry a loaded, concealed, handgun either on their person or in their vehicle while on National Forest.
I've been in the woods for decades. Deep woods. I've seen two cougar, two wolves, and dozens of bears. The one cougar was while turkey hunting early in the morning sitting under a tree with a view of a large meadow and across a small valley. I saw movement about 500 yards away across the valley and spotted a giant cougar chasing down a deer. The cougar was as big as the deer.I’ve been out in the woods since I was barely a teen.
Ive never ever seen a cougar and only 1 time have I seen the rear end of a bear as he was bolting off the dirt road I was driving down.
When I’m out and about I always stop occasionally and look behind and around me.
I think when you see a cougar, it has probably decided your lunch....
People on farms with animals being the exception Im
And teach new generations of cats that when they see a human, they better run. That's how it used to be before dog-assisted cat hunts were banned! Not quite sure when/how that happened but I'm sure the tree huggers must have been involved.I believe they were praying for help which is usually a person WITH a gun...
Now if these people that were attacked are related to a Politician you can better bet that something will be done.
My solution is to repeal the No hunting with hounds initiative...
Did he explain why he does not like dog hunting for cougars?I talked to a Forest Service ranger in the Olympics about this issue, maybe a couple of years ago. He said he doesn't like dog hunting for cougars,
I spoke to an ODFW rep a few years ago and he told me since dog hunting was eliminated the population of cougars in Oregon has at LEAST doubled - and maybe tripled - and is probably now at about 9,000 +but also said the number of cougars on the Olympic Peninsula could be 3,000 or more. The Cascades, I am not sure.
"Officials are worried about public reaction. Hopefully they will not break the law" They need to take that law and stuff it up their you-know-what! One person dead by cougar in 100 years is one too many! That's what those bikers get for not carrying a pistol into the woods!It happened in North Bend, WA:
1 dead, 1 injured in cougar attack in North Bend area
I live perhaps 2 miles south and 5 miles west of you, inland from the west side of the Sandy in nursery country. My wife and I have had Mt. lion encounters twice and Bob Cat encounters twice so far while working outside in the DAY time! These all were within 30ft or less! We have lived at our current location almost 2 decades and in that time we have seen the deer population disappear as well as small livestock and pets. Our neighbor east of us 1/2 mile recently lost her prize male breeder goat, again in the day time! 1.5 miles east of us there is a large nursery. Workers there have started packing heat since one of them happened to drive right under a large tree where a cougar was hunting from. The guy saw it move before he went under the tree, backed up, and beat feet for the owners home. These predators are not one bit afraid! Time to reinstate hunting them with dogs! I can't imagine those cats hunting in packs! Our legislators and Fish & Game evidently are clueless!In the part of oregon I'm from (above crown point) cats have been stalking and attempting to attack road bicyclists for some time.
I will ask a friend of mine of some pics from his trail cam, because, in recent years, due to restrictions on using dogs for wildcat hunting, there are more cats than food on larch mtn, and some cats have taken to hunting in packs.
He has pics of as many as 7 together, which is terrifying. My mother sees them off her back porch nightly, more in recent weeks than before.
Edited for punctuation. Punctuation still likely incorrect.