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Posted: 12 December 2016 07:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Ancient Orange - 15 November 2016 11:27 PM

Hunted since I was about 7 so 22 years now. 

Wing shoot when I can which is very rarely.  Love duck hunting and used to be good at it but I went dove hunting (much easier) for the first time in 12ish years and really stunk it up. 

I shoot coons when I get a chance to get them off my deer feeders.  There’s a poor black family that lives down the road from our land that’s been a family friend.  He skins our deer for us from time to time and we split the meat.  He LOVES coon, said he would rather have coon for Thanksgiving than turkey.  Haven’t seen any this year though…. might have to set a trap.

I mostly hunt deer now.  Manage them 8pts or bigger and does only.  We have 300 acres and kill about 1 buck every 1.5 years.  My dad gets most of them…and some non management bucks that were “looking at me wrong”, “swear it was bigger”, “I needed the meat” (just couldn’t wait for a doe….).  He’s losing his touch a bit from the judgement and shooting aspect.  Still a better shot than most but this is back to back years that had a deer that required 3+ rounds.  We have an unusual amount of cull bucks on our land this year.

I’m just now starting to learn up on predator hunting.  We’ll likely start bating the yotes with deer remains this year.  Lots of them on our place.  LOTS of them on the neighbors land.  They are breeding with the dogs of our neighbors too.  We’ve killed them before but their numbers were low.  Sometimes it sounds like 100 of them are howling out there now. 


I shoot a 30-06 Rugger American.  Previously 25-06 Remington 700.  Both great guns.  Might be looking for a yote gun in the next year or so. 


I’ve only seen non shooter deer this year.  Yearling does, young spikes, and one 6 point that will be an 8 next year.  I have years where I see no bucks then years where I see almost all bucks.  In about 6 hunts I’ve seen 4 does and like 11 bucks.  Almost shot a wounded spike but it was getting late and he kept mixing in with 2 other spikes the same size, didn’t want to shoot the wrong one.

Kill all the coyotes you see. They will steal a kid.

I was tracking some aliens in yuma once, a coyote came on the trail in front of me and was staring me down, i pulled out the 357 magnum and muttered to myself goodbye mother fker.. he turned and went back in the grove.

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Posted: 12 December 2016 10:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Trust me I do.  1 for 1 so far on them, they don’t show themselves around me.  I’ve been lucky enough to spot several bobcats over the last few years.  Beautiful creatures so I let them walk now.  Killed one as a kid and got a nice pelt out of it and don’t see any need an killing another. 


Had a nice hunt the other day. One very mature doe, 3 mature does, and a yearling.  Would have been the perfect deer to harvest and a nice 30 degree night to hang her too.  Unfortunately I had to put my dog down Friday after we found out she had cancer and I just didn’t have it in me to see more death.  It was nice seeing them browse and play for 30+ minutes.

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Posted: 13 December 2016 12:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Yes bobcats are beatiful, but I have several friends ho have spotted them trying to sneak up on them. A friend in Texas sshot a ougar tracking him. put a 7 mm in him and it is mounted in his den.

MY cousin in Georgia had a Cherokee black devil cat Walk under him on a deer stand. he would not shoot it though.

http://karlshuker.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-truth-about-black-pumas-separating.html

Be careful out there.They released black panthers in Savannah around 1800 to control the deer population,

http://messybeast.com/genetics/mutant-pumas.html

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Posted: 13 December 2016 12:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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http://www.cougarnet.org/sites/original/southeast.html

The Southeast Region consists of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.  The only “officially recognized” population of cougars in the east exists in South Florida.  This is an isolated population, individuals of which are referred to as “Florida panthers.” 

Outside of Florida, credible activity is concentrated in the western part of this region.  For this reason, The Cougar Network has broken the Southeast into two sub-regions (east and west).  Separate interactive maps are presented below for each sub-region.  While East Texas is not a part of the Southeast Region, confirmations from this area are included for informational purposes.  It is possible that cougars from Texas are moving east to re-colonize former territory.  A discussion of each sub-region can be found beneath the respective map for that area. For detailed information on a particular incident, click on the dot. Numbers inside a dot indicates multiple incidents at that location.

Iqwas reading a piece the other day where a guy left his email and said if you think black panthers are a joke come and see him, he has one mounted in the attic.(Blue Ridge Mountains. Shot it on a deer stand.

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Posted: 13 December 2016 12:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Newnan Man Sentenced for Killing Florida Panther in Georgia

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that David Adams, 60, formerly of Newnan, Georgia, was sentenced today in United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, after pleading guilty to the unlawful take of a Florida panther, a species listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.


https://www.fws.gov/southeast/news/2011/11-057.html

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission > News > Blogs > NCWRC ...
I a a mountain man,And the cougar that was stalking me in Granville co. was real ... We spotted a solid black panther on the viaduct on the blue ridge parkway ...
ncwildlife.org/News/Blogs/.../tabid/.../Wildlife-Mythbusters.aspx

http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/go-outside/eastern-mountain-lion-mystery/

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Posted: 13 December 2016 12:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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What is even freakier is burmese pythons have taken over south Floida, eaten the deer and are moving north.Don’t laugh they are reporting anacondas and piranhas in the St. JOHNs river. I used to water ski in it when I was a kid.

A Python Sighted Near the Chattahoochee River?

This is clearly not a snake at all but a piece of hose or a section of tubing. Some of our big native snakes (like Ratsnakes) are often confused for boa constrictors or pythons, so from the headline of the article I kind of expected to see a large female watersnake. They can be quite impressive and larger than many people might expect. I can understand how someone unfamiliar with snakes would not know exactly what they were looking at if they saw a big watersnake. Pythons, of course, are not native to Georgia, but there is concern about an invasive population in southern Florida and some question about how far north they could spread.

http://www.livingalongsidewildlife.com/2015/04/a-python-sighted-near-chattahoochee.html

Special Report: Georgia’s giant pythons

http://www.walb.com/story/15915581/special-report-georgias-giant-pythons

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Posted: 13 December 2016 01:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YnW6RQcj7o

EXPEDITION BIGFOOT - The Sasquatch Museum

They’ve been filmed and photographed, their calls and vocalizations have been widely recorded, and many castings have been made of their tracks. More important, people claim to have encountered them hundreds of times. In spite of all this, one survey found that 70 percent of United States residents do not believe bigfoots exist.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/13341

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Posted: 13 December 2016 01:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Melissa is a stone cold killer. looks like a gasm after that bear


http://rightwingnews.com/special/the-10-hottest-pictures-of-lion-huntress-melissa-bachman/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkC0Qwc5JFk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyWTPvL3V_4

I would go hunting and camping with ms Bachman.

 

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Posted: 13 December 2016 02:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Posted: 13 December 2016 02:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Are there Black Panthers in Georgia?

Make no mistake that there are Big cats in Georgia. A road kill of a mnt. lion on hwy 106 a few years back in Madison county was all the proof I needed. My mother in law called 911 to get one out of her backyard about the same time. Too many people see them. I can never get the DNR to own up to their existance but I have gotten the Forestry people to confess of their presence. These cats are kept a secret for both their protection and ours according to the forestry official. We need to leave them alone unless they are threatening us. I have practiced taxidermy for fun for 32 years and I have had many calls from people who claim to have just seen one of these cats and they want to know what it would cost them to get one mounted… People don’t call for a price because they imagined seeing these cats, they really saw one and they want to kill it. They see the Tawny browns almost always but sometimes there are a few black ones. Of course people have also claimed that they will bring the Bigfoot that just the road in front of them too. And there is the occasional ... ( how much to get my wife mounted ? ). Maybe one day I too will really see one of these critters.


are you guys kidding me!?!? I got one shot and stuffed sitting in my addict. i bagged it in the Blue Ridge mountains in 1987 ( where i have lived the past 48 of my 60+ years). it scares the grand kids but i plan on being buried with it. I remember it like it was yesterday. Early one morning i was sitting in my deer stand when i saw a magnificent buck, but before i could get a clean shot it was spooked by something. it was a panther taking down a one of the many does in the area. i could hardly believe it, plus i was a little mad (it scared off a 10 pointer!), so i took it down as it was dragging off its prey . my oldest grandson wants to turn it into a keg stand, but i told him such a beautiful creature deserves better, maybe it could be a whiskey dispenser,ha ha ha. if you wanna see it come on over. It must have weighed 225 or better.

My husband just saw one right after dark. He was walking back from his deer stand at the other end of our property! I’ve noticed that most of the people on this forum are from the northern parts of Georgia in the mountains. We live in South Georgia just outside of the Okefenokee Swamp. We have 10 pitbulls, but it scares me to have a large cat around because I don’t want any of our babies to get hurt trying to protect us!

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Posted: 13 December 2016 08:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Haha you’re on a roll now.  I’ve heard of lots of black Panther spottings in SC. 


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Posted: 17 December 2016 04:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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There is no room for any more victoties in that block.

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Posted: 19 December 2016 05:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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There was an article printed in the Anderson Independent about ten years ago on the subject of cougars in SC. The article included a SCDNR biologist that claimed that the state of SC had over 200 residents over the last ten year period that had permits to own panthers. That number shocked me. The point being how many were released or got loose?

I know a lot of people that don’t believe anything that dnr says. I’m sure many have heard the story of how dnr released coyotes several years ago to control whatever population. I talked to a dnr wildlife biologist back in 06 with 40 years of service. He worked out of the Clemson office and he told me that the coyote story was absolutely false. That’s just one man’s take on the subject though.

I’m 0 and 1 against coyotes. I was in the deer stand last season and one walked out 40 yards in front of me. I got pissed the second I saw him and muttered “you son of a bitch” under my breath and jerked the trigger. It was personal and if I’d handled it like business he would have been of the ground. I had never shot at anything out of anger before. At least that’s my excuse.

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Posted: 19 December 2016 07:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Got an 88lb doe Sunday and a bigger doe Friday.  Could have killed one Saturday but I needed to get to grandma’s 88th birthday dinner so let them walk.

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Posted: 28 December 2016 11:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Got three in the freezer so far. We also let a lot of deer walk. Now is when we will use corn to bring them in.
Ancient, are you going with the full court press till Jan 1st?

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