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Offline marchello19

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Mountain lions in Ulster County???
« on: February 29, 2012, 10:07:27 AM »
Hi all-

I live in the Plattekill area and with the last two weeks I have heard of 2 different "large" cat sightings. Two were in the town of Modena and one in Plattekill. Has anybody on here actually seen a Mountain Lion in Ulster county??? My brother had swore he seen one in New Paltz about two years ago and I told him he was nuts. Also what if Im out Spring turkey hunting And i see a cat approaching do I run or shoot???? lol Is it illegal to shot one in NYS.


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Re: Mountain lions in Ulster County???
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 07:11:32 PM »
um i would say that's  :-X question ,and I'm pretty sure u r not allowed to shoot it ,but ummmmm ummmmmm   .:rifle:.  :-X
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Re: Mountain lions in Ulster County???
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 10:05:18 AM »
Kind of like shooting a unicorn.  I'd love to see the government try to prosecute someone for shooting an animal they say doesn't exist in this area.

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Re: Mountain lions in Ulster County???
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 07:04:57 PM »
Never seen one but heard of sightings. Had a Greene co. forest ranger ask me if I ever seen one, not sure why. All I know is when sitting in the woods whether turkey hunting or calling coyotes I always have my back against a tree. You never know. Trail cams are in most of our arsenals so I think some pictures would have shown up.
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Re: Mountain lions in Ulster County???
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 07:46:07 PM »
Had a Greene co. forest ranger ask me if I ever seen one, not sure why.


Jumped out his truck window with out it's collar?
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day from sky to smell to breeze to flowers—then you have not merely
killed an animal. You have lent immortality to a beast you have killed
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Re: Mountain lions in Ulster County???
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 09:03:21 PM »
Never seen one but heard of sightings. Had a Greene co. forest ranger ask me if I ever seen one, not sure why. All I know is when sitting in the woods whether am turkey hunting or calling coyotes I always have my back against a tree. You never know. Trail cams are in most of our arsenals so I think some pictures would have shown up.
smart to keep your back against a tree ,u never know ,i know someone who was turkey hunting and got jumped by a yote ,3 grand worth of rabies shots  :o ,
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Re: Mountain lions in Ulster County???
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 10:21:48 PM »
Never seen one but heard of sightings. Had a Greene co. forest ranger ask me if I ever seen one, not sure why. All I know is when sitting in the woods whether am turkey hunting or calling coyotes I always have my back against a tree. You never know. Trail cams are in most of our arsenals so I think some pictures would have shown up.
smart to keep your back against a tree ,u never know ,i know someone who was turkey hunting and got jumped by a yote ,3 grand worth of rabies shots  :o ,

Thats a bad day of turkey hunting...!!
was the coyote positive for rabies or are preventative shots that expensive?
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Re: Mountain lions in Ulster County???
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2012, 12:59:28 AM »
choot em all! .:rifle:.

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Re: Mountain lions in Ulster County???
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2012, 08:53:37 PM »
Had a Greene co. forest ranger ask me if I ever seen one, not sure why.


Jumped out his truck window with out it's collar?
Yeah Dins, kind of what I was thinking.
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Re: Mountain lions in Ulster County???
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2012, 10:18:24 AM »
Had a Greene co. forest ranger ask me if I ever seen one, not sure why.


Jumped out his truck window with out it's collar?

Can see a ranger saying "OH CHIT! OH CHIT! MAN I'm IN TROUBLE NOW!

On a side note a guy I know says a DEC released a pair years ago upstate.Says a Ranger he knew told him.Dunno with all the trail cams and people putting out food to get pictures I think a few pictures would have been gotten already.
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Re: Mountain lions in Ulster County???
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2012, 03:35:22 PM »
You guys make some good points about all the trail cams.

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Re: Mountain lions in Ulster County???
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2012, 09:24:44 AM »
its illegal to shoot them .

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Re: Mountain lions in Ulster County???
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2012, 07:48:47 PM »
Can't shoot something that doesn't exist.  ;)

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Re: Mountain lions in Ulster County???
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2012, 07:50:24 PM »
You can shoot something in self defense.
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Re: Mountain lions in Ulster County???
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2012, 04:33:39 PM »
I know of one in Orange County and here it is









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