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Cougar Sightings??

6/22/13 @ 10:13 AM
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Bob P.
USER SINCE 8/8/07
A work acquaintance of mine was returning from a Canadian fishing trip about a week and half ago. Some where in the vicinity of Minong or so along highway 53 he says he saw what he swears was a cougar. This guy doesn't seem prone to just making up tales, allegedly had his two teenaged grandsons along as witness. Anyone here have or hear of anything verifying stories like this?? Kind of cool, yet a bit unnerving if you walk northern streams as i occasionally do alone. So, what say ye?

Thanks,

bob p.

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5/31/17 @ 9:02 PM
river_chaser
USER SINCE 10/3/12

dnr verifies cougars in wisc.

Since Ive never seen one I dont give a hoot about cougars in wisc.  BUT their presence have been verified with evidence by the DNR. 

DNA samples from hair or scat conclude the presence of several males originating from the Black Hills SD area. No females so no breeding.  This is science and not hearsay.

ihookem, if you click on the map, looks like there have been sighting near your cabin.

5/31/17 @ 3:06 PM
Mr.Bass1984
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USER SINCE 6/12/10

I wouldn't say there is no chance it's a cougar but that the chances are very slim.  My uncle lives up near Hixton and knows basically all the Amish and farmers in the area and he hasn't heard of cougars in the area.  The reason I say there is a slight chance is because there have been confirmed sightings in Wisconsin and they did kill one in Chicago a few years ago, but the true confirmations are very rare.

5/30/17 @ 7:24 PM
ihookem
ihookem
USER SINCE 11/29/01
I dont call anyone a liar unless I am right in their face.  However, I thought you would get the hint. I hear so many people  say, " I saw a mountain lion. "  The truth is 99.99% of them didn't see a mountain lion.  I hear so many people say, " A friend, a buddy, a buddies ex wives sister in laws grandpa saw one  AND THIS GUY IS THE REAL DEAL", . When in truth they didn't see anything but a bobcat , or a something else. There is a pic on this thread asking what we think it is ( in a cougar sightings??) thread when it is nothing but a big fat house cat.  All kinds of bobcats , sure , but the chance of seeing a mountain lion is WIs. is slim to none. There are most likely 10 mountain lions in WIs. and most likely all were let go by some ding bat that didn't want it anymore. I see threads of " coyote or wolf" that is so clearly a coyote it aint  funny.  I bet there are 100,000 trail cams all over Wisconsin and there is most  likely not one that clearly shows a mountain lion. If one says it is a mountain lion, there is a very good chance it is from out of state or a hoax.  Actually , I know a woman that says she seen one on the dirt road near my cabin. One look at this woman and you will see why I dismissed it . Her cousin said later on , if anything, she seen the gray fox running around. Also, lets see the trail cam pic. Where is it? When ya got animal running , at night with a 1/60 sec. flash with a camera so cheap it is grainy on the daytime, a night pic of something running can look like anything at all. 

5/29/17 @ 10:24 PM
big mac
MEMBER SINCE 2/19/02

So are you calling me a liar? 

Big Mac 

5/29/17 @ 8:24 PM
ihookem
ihookem
USER SINCE 11/29/01

This thread is a hoot.  Ya there are cougars in Wisconsin. I know cause my second cousins best friends grampas wife saw one run across the dirt road one rainy night in April of 1996 down by Haymeadow valley just before the bend. . .. but couldn't get the Kodak 110 instamatic out of her purse. Otherwise she would have had a picture to prove it.

5/28/17 @ 12:40 AM
big mac
MEMBER SINCE 2/19/02

How many cougar sightings in Jackson & Clark Countys? I've talked with a few people,  that I trust, & they have seen cougars around Hatfield/Black River Falls area.

I just retrieved my SD cards, from my trail camera. And it sure looks like a cougar! The "cougar" picture was at night & just barely in the flash. But the "cougar " was low to the ground,  long, & a long thick tail. 

Not a good enough picture to post. Showing it to the landowner tomorrow. She has heard of other people seeing cougars in the same areas.

Big Mac 

7/13/16 @ 5:46 PM
Sweet Corn
USER SINCE 12/14/03

I would agree with house cat. Look at the length of the jack compared to the cat

7/12/16 @ 1:39 PM
Mr.Bass1984
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USER SINCE 6/12/10

Looks way too small to be a cougar and the tail is way too short compared to the body.  Looks like a house cat jumping off the edge of the trailer onto the ground.

7/12/16 @ 11:44 AM
WEASER
USER SINCE 7/12/16

 Here we go.  This picture was taken in Taylor County.  Seems there is never a clear pictures of a cougar.  They are always a guess between house cat, deer or other animal.  Any ideas here.

1/4/16 @ 10:30 AM
STEVE L
STEVE L
USER SINCE 4/19/02
An acquaintance (neighbor)of mine has a good sized lion on a trail cam- I saw the pic. Central WI south of Marshfield east of BRF

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