Cougar/Mt.Lions in KY?

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  1. kill'n and grill'n

    kill'n and grill'n Fawn

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    Ok, so I was doing a little scouting/shed hunting over the weekend and I saw something that I've never seen before. It was a very large yellowish looking cat with a very long tail. It was about 100 yards away from me and it looked about the size of an adult coyote to me. I've never seen one live but IMHO it looked like a cougar/Mt.lion that I've seen on tv/zoo. I've hunted this property (Madison co) since the mid 80's and never seen anything like it. Is my mind playing tricks on me or do we really have "those" here now?
     
  2. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 8 pointer

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    Without a pic man you're wasting your breath ,just a heads up
     
  3. kill'n and grill'n

    kill'n and grill'n Fawn

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    I appreciate the heads up. I wish I had the chance to take a pic, it all happened to fast.
    My next question would be Is it legal to shoot one in KY?
     
  4. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    OH Man!!!!

    What part of Madison County did you see it?

    I have heard lots of rumors of them being there but no real sightings.
     
  5. kill'n and grill'n

    kill'n and grill'n Fawn

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    Red Lick area
     
  6. captain71

    captain71 10 pointer

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    Couple of years ago here in Western Kentucky my neighbors dogs had one up in a tree. When he went to get a gun the dogs followed him and the cougar got away.
     
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  7. Grey

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  8. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

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    Yes. They are not currently regulated in Ky.
     
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  9. PHILIPRILEY16

    PHILIPRILEY16 6 pointer

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    My farm is on madison Estill line and I have seen what you talked about the other day turkey hunting scared me to death I don't know what it was. A mountain lion is what it really looked like has a very long tail.if my dad wasn't with me I don't think anyone would of believed me but we both seen it.
     

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