i dont care whether people belive me or not, i saw two running together in bradford county kellogg mountain, 2001, south branch,one mile right off route 220. whether the PGC put them here,(just like the "coy" dogs years ago) or they were someones pet, they are here.
Say what you want about mountain lions. It's entirely possible that two were seen running together, but that doesn't mean wild mountain lions live in PA. Maybe they do; maybe they don't. All the PGC has said is that no evidence exists that there is a wild breeding population of mountain lions in PA. That's the same thing the Eastern Puma Research Network says, and they WANT to find evidence of the big cats in PA. But last I checked they haven't been able to document the presence of mountain lions.
As far as coyotes are concerned, there is no evidence that the PGC put them here, and some solid evidence that they didn't. They didn't need to. I find it interesting that every eastern state has coyotes, and the game agencies of every eastern state have been accused by somebody of stocking them. I suppose this rumor will never die, but for more info, read these:
The Pennsylvania Coyote Conspiracy
Black Helicopters and 18-Wheelers, or Manifest Destiny?
All that said -- and to get back on the topic of this thread -- I wonder what effect the bear, coyote and bobcat populations have had on the deer population. All three will take fawns. Are healthy predator populations partly to blame for lower deer populations, and not just the HR policy?
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