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    Default Clam Gulch Puma?

    So my neighbor tells me him and his wife were returning from their slope gig about a week ago and while passing through the Clam gulch area they both spotted a mt lion near the hiway. Says they had a pretty good look at it and it definitely had the tail. Not a huge one but he guessed about 80 pounds.
    Anyone heard of any sightings down this way since the Sterling and/or Funny river rd sightings? I'm positive I had one cross the hiway in front of me in the early 90's between paxson and glennallen in late afternn with plenty of light.
    the season IS open for them!
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    I bumped into a mountain lion in March/April 2010 near Watson Lake off the Sterling highway. I was checking out the area with my lab and it crossed the trail less than 40 yards in front of us. I wasn't armed so I didn't pursue.

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    There have been numerous recent accounts on the peninsula, but no solid proof yet.
    Remember, if it is not listed in the regs it is closed.
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    Sure it wasn't a cougar? I hear there are lots of them in Soldotna near the Maverick...
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    Cougar, Puma, Mountain Lion all the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gooch View Post
    Sure it wasn't a cougar? I hear there are lots of them in Soldotna near the Maverick...
    Mike: Tell us about that.

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    Check out this link by ADFG pretty interesting http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm...articles_id=26

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gooch View Post
    Sure it wasn't a cougar? I hear there are lots of them in Soldotna near the Maverick...
    Seems as though many of them are only around every other 2 weeks, and show signs of banding having been removed.....
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    I see mostly sabertooths,cougar over 60
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    Dang Amigo you gotta warn me, I laughed until my beer came out my nose. Good stuff.

    Hippie - well played.

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    Remember, if it is not listed in the regs it is closed.[/QUOTE HomerDave

    Are you 100% positive about this? I'd like to see where it says that... I'm not doubting just would like to see it in writing
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    Read the whole link I posted mjm316 Fish and Game says its Illegal to shoot them.

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    Thanks, I skimmed it the first time and missed that part.
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    No problem! Really interesting! I never even knew there have been reports of them up here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickflinger907 View Post
    Read the whole link I posted mjm316 Fish and Game says its Illegal to shoot them.
    Seems odd its illegal to shoot them, why aren't they considered ferral or invasive like the turkeys and pheasants around here?

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    Thats what I thought limon32 You would think they wouldnt be protected because its not a native species.

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    I think the article is wrong. I just looked at the regs again and it says for non native species no closed season no bag limit. It mentions nothing about mountain lion or any other exemptions for that matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bsj425 View Post
    I think the article is wrong. I just looked at the regs again and it says for non native species no closed season no bag limit. It mentions nothing about mountain lion or any other exemptions for that matter.
    That's exactly what I was getting at in my first post... Seems like a grey area to me. Anyone with more knowledge care to chime in
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    Id expect an article posted by ADFG to be accurate. It said that every Cougar that has been killed in AK has been confiscated by Fish and Game

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    have had 3 personal reports of the cats from Ninilchick to Cotton Field, with one bieng in October of last year. Have often thought of them as i have been snow machining around that are a bit the last few weeks. What do cats like that do in the winter??

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