Coyotes are established pretty much everywhere in Pa. Ive shot a few of them. Mountain lions are not. Till the day i see a dead one laying in its tracks, I wont believe that they are present in Pa. I live by a rule, "Believe none of what you hear, and half of what you see". The problem I have in believing it is, wheres the proof. There is none. Today with all the internet pics and cell phone fowards, you cant believe anything you hear. This is my hang up. They could be here and i could be wrong. I just need solid proof.
I pretty much agree with that. But even if someone shoots a cougar, will it necessarily mean cougars live in PA? Several years ago someone shot a wolf, and no one is saying wolves live in PA. One animal might merely mean they pass through occasionally -- it's not likely to prove a breeding population.
I have doubts that big cats are here, but I kinda hope they are except for one thing -- I've heard of several hunters who have been jumped by bobcats while calling turkeys. I've called in a couple of bobcats myself. Can you imagine getting jumped by a cougar while calling turkeys?
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