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        06-08-2010, 02:50 PM
      #51
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by ButterfliEterna    
    A gun would be worth it...
    Maybe. If you know how to use it - and I don't mean just knowing how to point it and pull the trigger. Too many people just think of a gun as a magic talisman.

    From what I've read, the typical cougar attack involves the animal pouncing on its quarry's neck, from behind*. So you're not likely to see one on the trail ahead, and have it come running towards you, giving you time to draw, thumb the safety off, aim, and fire. And can you hit a moving target?

    *So maybe the best defense against cougar attacks is to carry a good-sized backpack
         
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        06-08-2010, 03:32 PM
      #52
    Trained
    Another good point. But I think if you know how to shoot, then no problem.
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        06-08-2010, 11:26 PM
      #53
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by jamesqf    
    Maybe. If you know how to use it - and I don't mean just knowing how to point it and pull the trigger. Too many people just think of a gun as a magic talisman.
    My young self sure did! (Talisman). Went out hunting, pulled the trigger.. fell flat on my behind. Got the deer though! LOL!

    No one really mentions how hard that recoil can hit a person..
         
        06-08-2010, 11:55 PM
      #54
    Green Broke
    ^ haha my little cousin shot a big ol' shotgun... And fell flat on his butt, haha but after laughing til we cried we showed him how to actually hold it so it doesn't give you such a big bruise XD

    If your going to see a cougar, it will either be on top of you, or you will see it up ahead and it will disapear before you even know it was there.
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        06-09-2010, 10:17 AM
      #55
    Trained
    Not always. I've seen lots of cougars from a distance.......Actually, one yesterday. It was the first one since last summer that I've seen. Tiny little female....but I was on the deck of my house and she was in the woods by the creek. Saw her well enough, though, the creek is really close. First time I'd ever seen one before she saw me! But I was downwind

    Do any of you know when Cougars normally have their babies? I'd like to watch this little female, see if I can get a look at her again, if luck is on my side ^^
         

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