02-23-2011, 12:19 PM
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B&C 180 Class
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North-Central Missouri
Where abouts in Northeastern MO? (I HAVE probably already asked you that question.. I apologize) Did you hear about the mountain lion they killed in Laplata? Then there was another one in Linn Co. just a week ago. They are popping up all over the place. I'm in Randolph Co. btw.
I had to laugh at the local story about the Laplata mountain lion... supposedly there were around 5 hunters out coyote hunting and they walked up on this mountain lion within 20 yds. They didn't have a dog w/them or anything, just themselves, but they felt threatened for their lives so they shot it. First off, keep in mind I've never seen a mountain lion in real life, but I'm seriously DOUBTING you can "walk-up" on one within 20yds without it jumping and getting out of there. Correct me if I'm wrong guys... Plus, there were 5 of them. I would have to believe that mountain lions are smart enough to know when they are outmatched.... getting 20yds from it... not likely in my eyes. I'm thinking it was more of this story line "5 guys hunting, saw a mountain lion at 200+yds away, had their high powered rifle so they took a shot at it and killed it." I would have to say the "walking up on it 20 yds away and it threatening them" would have to have been made up..........