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  • Mountain Lion Sighting

    http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/wildl...ry/667559.html

    Looks like another mountain lion sighting on the Peninsula. It used to be that F&G spokespeople would deny the accounts, but they seem to be giving them more credence these days.

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    One was sighted out in our area by my son last week. He called F&G and they said they also had other reports of the same thing. They were not letting the public know yet.........to me that's a little disturbing.
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    • #3
      I remeber a Rivilla report a couple yeras ago down above Loring.

      Has he made it to the town side ... maybe the 'town Wolf pack' has taught it how to catch Dogs and Cats !!!!!!
      johnnie laird

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      • #4
        So there are wild cats in AK!

        See the posting "wild cats in Alaska?" on the wildlife forum. So...I may just have a cougar, sounds a lot more like one than it does a Stellar's or gray jay, as someone suggested!

        Ron

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        • #5
          Black Panther/Mountain Lion

          My dad claims to have seen one down on point mackenzie a few years back. He thought that it was a black bear, and looked at it through the binoculars, and realized that the thing was a panther! He had two other guys with him, and they all sware that they saw it too. It all seems more likely now with the sightings.
          Ryan from Wasilla

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          • #6
            So if they're not native can we hunt 'em? I know it says if its not listed you cant hunt it.....but maybe :)
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            • #7
              Personally, I would like to see F&G deny there are cougars up here as long as possible. If there are mountain lions, there will be a push by people to "protect" them. This will add additional restrictions to the hunting and trapping regs for a species that is not "native" to the area. This is different than some guy letting turkeys or pheasants loose from his yard. Just my 02....

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              • #8
                They are already protected here, just like mule deer. They are big game animals and there is no open season.
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                • #9
                  If'n theres snow.................there should be tracks, and thats perty hard to dispute.
                  I'm Pro-Pike.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by WaterWolf View Post
                    If'n theres snow.................there should be tracks, and thats perty hard to dispute.
                    We had a very reliable sighting on Elmendorf when I was on active duty and in the wildlife agent program. We took pictures of the tracks and had Fish and Game biologist come out but he denied it could have been anything except a mountain lion. I have the pictures somewhere and they were alwful big for a lynx, and I have seen lynx tracks.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by hunt_AK View Post
                      So if they're not native can we hunt 'em? I know it says if its not listed you cant hunt it.....but maybe :)

                      you could always do like that guy in Wrangle, back in 1989-90---- shot one in his yard and as it was THE FIRST confirmed account of a mt lion in AK,, he went to jail for shoot an endangered speices..... just because they may not be endangered in the states but in AK they will be considered so...


                      non listed and non indigenous are two separate catagories... if they migrate here they are not introduced.
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                      • #12
                        Fish and Game biologist come out but he denied
                        Why ya suppose they do that?
                        I'm Pro-Pike.

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                        • #13
                          Folks call me nuts, but I (and 2 others with me) saw a mountain lion up by Livengood about 10-12 years ago. Having seen a few of them before in the lower 48, I know it wasn't anything else.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by AKRoadkill View Post
                            Folks call me nuts, but I (and 2 others with me) saw a mountain lion up by Livengood about 10-12 years ago. Having seen a few of them before in the lower 48, I know it wasn't anything else.

                            I have heard of just that up there also..
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                            • #15
                              So you probably talked to one of the 2 crazy guys I was with, huh Vince?

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