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Cougars in my buddies back yard
« on: May 30, 2012, 04:46:18 PM »
My buddy Ed lives in Widewater on the south shore of Lesser Slave, he has a trailcam in his backyard because the deer come through here, look at what showed up in his yard last night...

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Re: Cougars in my buddies back yard
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2012, 08:13:11 AM »
Whats the law on Cougars in your yard are you allowed to shoot them out of season? I mean my buddy has kids and he's a bit nervous about cougars in his yard. I have heard of people getting in trouble shooting grizzlies in their yards.

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Re: Cougars in my buddies back yard
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012, 05:36:48 PM »
my hunting partner shot a cougar that jumped in a tree right beside the tree he was sitting in on his stand... it hopped up there and stared at him and flicked its tail side to side so he said thats enough...   .22 right between the eyes.... called fish and wildlife they asked us to drop it off in evansburg...  it now sits at the fish and wildlife main office in edmonton mounted...

so i would say if it comes in your yard and is threatening anything in any way than get rid of it... just gotta make sure you tell the authorities about it

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Re: Cougars in my buddies back yard
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2012, 06:48:08 PM »
Whats the law on Cougars in your yard are you allowed to shoot them out of season? I mean my buddy has kids and he's a bit nervous about cougars in his yard. I have heard of people getting in trouble shooting grizzlies in their yards.

Call a Fish & Wildlife officer and they will deal with it before you start losing family pets or worse. We've had a 5 or 6 cats put down around GC with similar problems. People have got to stop feeding deer in their back yards during the winter months around here.

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Re: Cougars in my buddies back yard
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012, 10:17:15 PM »
Whats the law on Cougars in your yard are you allowed to shoot them out of season? I mean my buddy has kids and he's a bit nervous about cougars in his yard. I have heard of people getting in trouble shooting grizzlies in their yards.



A Landowner can shoot ( where discharge of a firearm is legal)  cougars on his/her property at any time of the year. The cougar will have to be registered, a tooth will be taken for aging, and the cougar will be returned to the landowner.

Pg. 32 of the hunting regs.

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  Cougar
Any person who is the owner or occupant of privately owned land may at
any time of year, hunt (but not trap) cougar on such lands without a licence.
Hunting with dogs is prohibited under this authority. Under this authority,
registration is required within one week of the kill by bringing the skin and
skull (or intact carcass) to a Fish and Wildlife Division District office (see
page 16). A premolar tooth will be retained for aging.

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Re: Cougars in my buddies back yard
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 08:17:18 PM »



A Landowner can shoot ( where discharge of a firearm is legal)  cougars on his/her property at any time of the year. The cougar will have to be registered, a tooth will be taken for aging, and the cougar will be returned to the landowner.

Pg. 32 of the hunting regs.

a cougar will not be returned to landowner... thats a load of crap... ours was shot 250 yards from the house... they didnt give it back.

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Re: Cougars in my buddies back yard
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 08:56:42 PM »
When did you shoot it Wildmeat? The returning of Cougars shot by landowners is a brand new legislation this past year. A bunch were returned this past fall as the Bio's were suprised at how many were shot by landowners in 2011/2012 by the report given to our Alberta Tree Hound Association President and presented at the annual meeting.
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Re: Cougars in my buddies back yard
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2012, 09:07:17 PM »
this woulda been in 05 or 06.... the cat is actually mounted and on display at the srd building in edmonton... it was a huge tom... i think that is maybe the reason why they kept it

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Re: Cougars in my buddies back yard
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2012, 09:13:31 PM »
it was actually my hunting partners kid brother that shot it and he was 15 at the time.... we left him in one of our good stands with his bow and the 22 incase he saw any coyotes wolves or chickens and we had walked back about 100 yards towards the truck and heard the 22 go off... we were like what the %!$* is he shooting at already... he came running back to the truck just shaking and pale white... ca ca ca ca couger he says... we were like ya right.... he said no joke it jumped in the tree right beside me and stared at me and flicked its tail side to side and i shot it .... we walked back to the stand and there it was slumped over 15 ft up a tree

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Re: Cougars in my buddies back yard
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2012, 08:27:16 AM »
it was actually my hunting partners kid brother that shot it and he was 15 at the time.... we left him in one of our good stands with his bow and the 22 incase he saw any coyotes wolves or chickens and we had walked back about 100 yards towards the truck and heard the 22 go off... we were like what the %!$* is he shooting at already... he came running back to the truck just shaking and pale white... ca ca ca ca couger he says... we were like ya right.... he said no joke it jumped in the tree right beside me and stared at me and flicked its tail side to side and i shot it .... we walked back to the stand and there it was slumped over 15 ft up a tree

Good job Kid! impressive.

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Re: Cougars in my buddies back yard
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2012, 08:53:51 AM »
it was actually my hunting partners kid brother that shot it and he was 15 at the time.... we left him in one of our good stands with his bow and the 22 incase he saw any coyotes wolves or chickens and we had walked back about 100 yards towards the truck and heard the 22 go off... we were like what the %!$* is he shooting at already... he came running back to the truck just shaking and pale white... ca ca ca ca couger he says... we were like ya right.... he said no joke it jumped in the tree right beside me and stared at me and flicked its tail side to side and i shot it .... we walked back to the stand and there it was slumped over 15 ft up a tree

  Yikes.

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Re: Cougars in my buddies back yard
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2012, 09:01:21 PM »
this is actually a picture of him with the cat... and it was a female not a male like i had previously written

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