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Dark Wing

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Cat in a Trap
« on: February 03, 2012, 05:35:03 PM »
I got out for a drive and a hike with the dogs today and bumped in to a father and son snaring rabbits for the trap line. After a couple hour hike I bumped into Mike again on the road and he was a little disappointed about his catch. After pulling 6 rabbits out of his snares they checked a lynx set and found a kitten still alive with her neck broken. With momma close by they quickly dispatched the cat and were headed back home to report it.

Edited pic, apparently it's offensive to the trappers.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2012, 12:51:17 PM by Dark Wing »

JIMMY 808

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Re: Cat in a Trap
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 05:45:15 PM »
Is that a baby cougar kitten or a Linx ?  An unfortunate catch but that's the way it gose

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Re: Cat in a Trap
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 05:55:53 PM »
Yah its to bad,, but it does happen..

Someone will get a dandy mount out of it I hope.

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Re: Cat in a Trap
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 06:25:18 PM »
Is that a baby cougar kitten or a Linx ?  An unfortunate catch but that's the way it gose

Yes it's a cougar kitten. Mike said it was born in the winter and it's one ear was partially froze off in the last cold snap.


It's been a crazy year up hear with the big cats. Fish and Wildlife has shot 5 around Grande Cache with the most recent one yesterday that killed a pony at the GC lake horse barns. There have also been 5 killed in vehicle collisions and I think it was yesterday as well that 150 lb male was registered with F&W. It sounds like we might have a non hound season around here in the near future.

Dark Wing

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Re: Cat in a Trap
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 06:31:54 PM »
Yah its to bad,, but it does happen..

Someone will get a dandy mount out of it I hope.

The trapper who caught the cougar is also a F&W officer and he said he could possibly donate it to the GC tourism center. Otherwise all the cats that were trapped, snared or shot as pests are destroyed.

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Re: Cat in a Trap
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012, 07:47:16 PM »
Kill 90% of them and I would be happy.  Including the wolves as well.  Great catch!!! 8)

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Re: Cat in a Trap
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 07:05:41 AM »
Kill 90% of them and I would be happy.  Including the wolves as well.  Great catch!!! 8)

Ya I agree. I was surprised when mike told me the quota hadn't been filled for that CMA.

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Re: Cat in a Trap
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012, 02:42:07 AM »
Thank cripes when I first read the title I thought this, but it's all good now... 

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Re: Cat in a Trap
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 07:09:17 AM »
That's one less sheep/moose/elk/deer killer out there. It's a wonder there are not more incidental cougar catches than there are. We've only caught one in a wolf set so far (snare). Once they find them, they really do frequent the wolf baits.

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Re: Cat in a Trap
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 11:44:00 AM »
That's one less sheep/moose/elk/deer killer out there. It's a wonder there are not more incidental cougar catches than there are. We've only caught one in a wolf set so far (snare). Once they find them, they really do frequent the wolf baits.

I was talking to a trapper last year and he had caught 4 cats in wolf snares last year. I think it's just a sign of an exploding cougar population so a few less cats doesn't hurt. SRD shot another cat around GC yesterday that was causing concern around town. I posted on AO a question about how many incidental catches were being taken and the A-holes deleted my post. Thought it was a bit hypocritical considering they had a writer in the magazine holding up a cougar that was caught in a wolf snare.

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Re: Cat in a Trap
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2012, 02:20:41 PM »
Why would they delete it??  Weird ???

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Re: Cat in a Trap
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2012, 03:31:45 PM »
Why would they delete it??  Weird ???

The picture of the kitten in the trap must have offended some one and they complained. One of the trappers was complaining that the anti trappers could copy and paste and use it against them. May as well shut down their whole trapping forum if that was the issue. I never asked or was given an explanation why the post was deleted.

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Re: Cat in a Trap
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2012, 03:58:56 PM »
At least they could have contacted you and told you a reason.  Fair enough if they want to believe that way but like you said they might as well shut it all down then. 
Pathetic is the only word I have for the way things are moderated over there.  Spinless is another.   8)

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Re: Cat in a Trap
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2012, 06:50:53 PM »
Typical from that bunch of idiots lol..

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Re: Cat in a Trap
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2012, 02:56:20 PM »
Cat harvest is 2011/2012 were 50% from hunters around that 125 cat mark( im pretty sure that number is close). And a close to equal amounts from accidental and other causes through out the province.
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Re: Cat in a Trap
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2012, 11:26:38 AM »
Cat harvest is 2011/2012 were 50% from hunters around that 125 cat mark( I'm pretty sure that number is close). And a close to equal amounts from accidental and other causes through out the province.
SG

Thanks for the up date SG. From what the Bio. that came to our gun club was saying was that Cougar population had maxed out and is starting on the decline. SRD had put down 6 cats around GC that were in rough shape this winter.

A couple of local guys that run hounds shot an absolute monster in February that tipped the scale at 220lbs in one of the areas that I like to hunt deer ;D.