The turd you saw may have been a feral dog which is a domestic dog gone wild. The debate about Mountain Lions in PA and NJ, although cooled off recently, was big topic of discussion in hunter and outdoor news. Lots of people claiming eyewitness sightings but no physical proof until some kid in the suburbs of Philly video taped one. It was a Mountain Lion but it had escaped from an illegal game preserve.
Those game preserves are where a bunch of rich people pay to hunt exotic (Lions, Big Horn Sheep, Boar, etc) and non-native species of game right here in NJ and PA. It's not hunting, it basically killing a wild animal in a controlled environment. One day, I'm going to hunt the rich a$$-hats that do this.
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Nov 19, 2013, 02:03 PM #101
Nov 19, 2013, 02:15 PM #102Banned
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Nov 19, 2013, 02:22 PM #103
yeah that turd was so startling to me that I had to go back with a ruler and take pics...I'm no scat expert but you could tell it was a good sized meat eating critter. Agreed wholeheartedly on the game preserves, not real hunting, and poses potential serious problems. The hunt you mention would be worthwhile.
The mountain lion issue definitely interests me. A lady I used to work with, avid backpacker/outdoors person, told me she saw a cougar chasing a black bear on the Long Trail in VT...and she knew what she was talking about cuz the first thing she mentioned was the size/long tail. Was in northern ME and heard of sightings on the dept of fish and game radio channel...makes me wonder if there's a few stragglers in the Adks, northern Apps, etc. Either way, definitely don't wanna cross paths with one of those guys.
Nov 19, 2013, 02:23 PM #104
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Nov 19, 2013, 04:17 PM #106Senior Member
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survival of the fittest.
not reading these 10 pages of *****ing and moaning. wolves are not dogs. they will literally rip your face off and **** on your remains. they are a threat to any outdoorsman and should be treated with the upmost caution. disagree? go try to feed a hungry pack. please share your results.
Nov 19, 2013, 06:15 PM #107
Didn't mean to sound off as a smart a$$ just the comparison of wolves & sharks my own (sic) satire
You're right the about the 2 year season so will fill in some of the blanks for you of the prior 10 years as it was a difficult journey to say the least.
Dept of Interior introduced Wolves mating pairs in the Rocky Mountain States around 1993-1995. Then early 2002-2003 wildlife data (stock counts) were decreasing much faster over previous years (pre-wolves). The high morality rate of Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail deer etc drew concerns of Game Management, Ranchers and Outfitters. Cattle Ranchers were also experiencing higher losses too. Wolves not like coyotes prey on much larger animals in the food chain. So if higher morality rates of wildlife off spring fall victim to wolf predation then life cycle of wildlife future stocks are interrupted. So during this time span Wolves were Federal Protected so all parties affected by increased predation were impendent to off set the losses. A rancher in Wyoming inspecting his cattle herd found 3 dead calf's then off in the distance saw the wolf who preyed on his cattle. The Ranchers shot the wolf then drove it many miles away from the scene and buried it. The Rancher fate was sealed, the Wolfe was wearing a satellite neck collar the Feds used to track wolves migration. When the Feds observed lack of movement they located the buried wolf with its GPS tracking devise. The Rancher was charged Federally killing an "in danger ed specie". This sent shock waves through the "Rockies" Ranching industry. who by now had enough. So from around 2005 through 2010 "parties" sought relief through the Federal Courts to stop the wolf re-introduction program and De-List wolves off the Endangered Species list. The Plaintiffs were successful except HSUS million dollar war chest filed "injunctions" and were granted "stays" of lower court ruling. So after 5 years of battling with HSUS in the courts the "science" prevailed to allow State's the ability to manage harvest (hunting season) for wolves IE (removal off protection list).
I followed this "case" as comparison of another similar project at the time. HSUS is a tough opponent with deep pockets that infuriated Rocky Mountain Regional interests. I was attending another Hearing, that HSUS was a Plaintiff, the only good word for Wayne, President of HSUS, his Chief Lobbyist was "breathtaking", she was a beauty, no wonder this thing dragged out so long, you couldn't get enough of her.
Nov 19, 2013, 06:45 PM #108
All good Goofy Footer, no offense taken. I appreciate the details leading up to the current situation. And while I'll say it begrudgingly, I do understand the need to manage populations. That being said, I do not support de-listing and I do not trust the intentions or integrity of a lot of these guys that end up with tags...case in point the guy that just shot a man's malamute multiple times while he was walking it, and it was leashed. I fear the lynch mob mentality behind all of this.
Nov 19, 2013, 06:46 PM #109
Nov 19, 2013, 06:54 PM #110Banned
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The thread is going in circles by people who can't handle that someone has different values/opinions/beliefs than them. We have different values. You people choose to live in a delusional/hypocritcal world where animals are above people, so people can't defend themselves from animals, but it's ok if the animals kill people. And they deserve the death penalty. Oh and at the same time, other types of non predatory animals are fine to be slaughtered by people.
My mom is more important than my dog, but your mom is less important than dogs. That kind of sums it up. Oh and the discussion is about wolves, not dogs or prehistoric animals....wtf?
It's the Lunatic fringe.
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