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Old 07-05-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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Southern Missouri has both cougers and bear, officials there also said they weren't there. Finally there were enough game camera shots of them they, hit by cars, shot by farmers that they finally admitted/ agreed they were there,
Point being that if Southern Mo has them, it more that likely they are in Northern Arkansas too
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:39 PM
 
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Southern Missouri has both cougers and bear, officials there also said they weren't there. Finally there were enough game camera shots of them they, hit by cars, shot by farmers that they finally admitted/ agreed they were there,
Point being that if Southern Mo has them, it more that likely they are in Northern Arkansas too

Southern MO has a great deal of mountain lion activity. There has been several news reports about it.

As Slim noted, agfc says, "We ain't got no mountain lions".

I related here once, about 4 years ago or so, a neighbor had one hanging around his chicken coop. So he shot it.

He calls AGFC, and says, "Uh..I just shot a mountain lion". Woman says, "We don't have any mountain lions". He says, "Well, you might want to send an officer to look at this non-existent mountain lion". She says they'll call back.

An officer calls him and says, "SIR!!.....We don't have mountain lions".

My buddy says, "OK", and hangs up, then called me and said, "Tell me I'm not dreaming". So I went down to his place, and there it was. A female, probably around 100 pounds, with a good heart/lung shot.

Then this spring, I'm sitting in the dining room/official RogMar sentry post, and I see something moving at the fence line. A mountain lion comes about 60 yards up my fence line, then turns and trots back. A couple of days later I'm down at the fillin' station for a summit, and I mention this, and I'm told who got a picture of it on their trail cams.

If it don't mess with me, I won't mess with it.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:26 AM
 
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I am little confused? I don't know what lights you are talking about, cause we really don't have a town, Even town center have no lights to speak of. As for the bears, I really can't say either way. I just know what we have been told, so I will let that go. I still wonder what lights you parents are seeing?
I stand corrected......they can see part of Holiday Island from their house. Oops I think I got confused because they have gone to/through Bella Vista many times (they love traveling all over SW MO and NWA).
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:27 AM
 
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Southern Missouri has both cougers and bear, officials there also said they weren't there. Finally there were enough game camera shots of them they, hit by cars, shot by farmers that they finally admitted/ agreed they were there,
Point being that if Southern Mo has them, it more that likely they are in Northern Arkansas too
Especially since the stance of the MO conservation Dept is that our animals came from NWA.....but I would be willing to guess that Arkansas would say that the animals seen in Arkansas came down from MO....
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:31 AM
 
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Southern MO has a great deal of mountain lion activity. There has been several news reports about it.

As Slim noted, agfc says, "We ain't got no mountain lions".

I related here once, about 4 years ago or so, a neighbor had one hanging around his chicken coop. So he shot it.

He calls AGFC, and says, "Uh..I just shot a mountain lion". Woman says, "We don't have any mountain lions". He says, "Well, you might want to send an officer to look at this non-existent mountain lion". She says they'll call back.

An officer calls him and says, "SIR!!.....We don't have mountain lions".

My buddy says, "OK", and hangs up, then called me and said, "Tell me I'm not dreaming". So I went down to his place, and there it was. A female, probably around 100 pounds, with a good heart/lung shot.

Then this spring, I'm sitting in the dining room/official RogMar sentry post, and I see something moving at the fence line. A mountain lion comes about 60 yards up my fence line, then turns and trots back. A couple of days later I'm down at the fillin' station for a summit, and I mention this, and I'm told who got a picture of it on their trail cams.

If it don't mess with me, I won't mess with it.
I had a similar-ish thing happen when I was on vacation out in Yellowstone long before they had reintroduced the wolves out there. I was out on a trail, and snapped a photo of what I KNEW was a wolf (I have both a nursing degree and a wildlife degree). Officials out there swore up and down that I must have just seen a large coyote. I told them that I certainly knew the difference, and I had never seen a coyote that weighed 120+ pounds. "Oh no, we don't have wolves here, you're mistaken". OK.....then fast forward to after the reintroduction, and someone finally admitted that there were some lone wolves that had passed through the park, but no one could admit it lest they not get the funding for the reintroduction.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I stand corrected......they can see part of Holiday Island from their house. Oops I think I got confused because they have gone to/through Bella Vista many times (they love traveling all over SW MO and NWA).
that does sound more like it though I don't know much about Holiday Island. I was really wondering where I had been, if someone saw the BV lights?
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Our property boarders the woods so we get quite a bit of wildlife. Our yard is home to tons of rabbits, a mole looking thing, field mice, a few black snakes that we don't kill in hopes they will keep the bad snakes away, tarantulas , racoons, several deer often at the same time, coyotes come up to our fence on occasion, a red and gray fox, opossums, bobcat, rats (could do without those though), lots of birds and on occasion a very large owl
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Especially since the stance of the MO conservation Dept is that our animals came from NWA.....but I would be willing to guess that Arkansas would say that the animals seen in Arkansas came down from MO....
No, no, no pams . They ain't none in AR . I know 'cause that's what the AGFC told me !
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:45 AM
 
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When I see the title, "so much wildlife", I think of all the wild retirees in Belle Vista. LOL
Hey, I resemble that remark!!! Only I'm in Mena.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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that does sound more like it though I don't know much about Holiday Island. I was really wondering where I had been, if someone saw the BV lights?
Holiday Island is still small, but maybe not as small as BV..I'd have to look it up. Mom and dad have a rather impressive view from their house, since they are on top of a mountain (hill, depending on where you're from ) and at least part of their view covers National Forest land so they never have to worry about people putting houses over there.
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