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PECo



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:45 am    Post subject: Mountain Lions Reply with quote

Now that we know for certain there was, as of yesterday, at least one mountain lion in the wild in Connecticut, what do hunters think? Should they be shot or left to live and roam free?

http://www.registercitizen.com/articles/2011/06/11/news/doc4df37b1dc381f619116522.txt?nstrack=sid:2349230
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DirtyDawg10



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw pics of one on a friend's back porch. It was sitting in front of their sliding glass door showing teeth. Not a bobcat...it was a mtn. lion. It can't be the only one.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my parents live up in NH and they have seen mountain lions on their property on multiple occasions. the DEP up there denies that they exist in the state, but my parents know their animals pretty well... my girlfriend also saw it once when we were up visiting. at least we have plenty of deer around for them to eat.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:29 am    Post subject: moutainlion Reply with quote

I think the dep are full of junk.The lions are here to stay I saw one by devils hopyard 3 years ago,I hunt with guys that see them on barn island in stonington every year.My cousin who lives in sterling has pics of 2 of them in his driveway u cant tell me there the same ones traveling around.Why dont they just accept the fact that the lions are here.
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PECo



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It appears that the DEP is still in denial:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/12/us-mountainlion-killed-idUSTRE75B1JE20110612
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.courant.com/news/breaking/hc-mountain-lion-dna-20110726,0,3798831.story

Two things: One - The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has determined that the Meriden mountain lion was from South Dakota. Two - When did the DEP become the DEEP?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's more then you ever wanted to know about the subject...

http://www.ctmirror.org/story/13130/new-energy-and-environment-department-opens-business
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RJS is correct.

The DEP has been denying it for years. Yet so many people have photos of them in CT.

I assume the DEP does not want to cause panic or concern from people who enjoy recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, biking, etc.
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Flipper



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link RobO. This is a great scenario for CT outdoorsman. Now they can take all of our money for licenses, and spend it on utilities and energy crap instead of on the environment - where we want it to go. First the CT lawmakers try to double the fee for our licenses and put the money into the general fund instead of the environment. After the outdoorsman of our state made such a stink and fought it, the state says "Oh, nevermind" and gives us some of the money back. Now they are just lumping other agencies into the DEP so nobody can really know or complain about where our money for licenses goes. Gotta love Malloy! Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:42 pm    Post subject: Another mountain lion. . . Reply with quote

So, do you think that the DEEP will say the witness is unreliable?

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-mountain-lion-east-haddam-1028-20111027,0,7091469.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Courant%2FConnecticutNews+%28courant.com+-+CONNECTICUT+NEWS%29
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard it on the radio and thought FINALLY!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Inconclusive" Laughing
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PECo



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously though, do any of the hunters out there know whether you could legally kill a mountain lion in Connecticut, since they don't exist?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if a hunter stumbled across one legally it can not be shot. AGAIN; legally...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:51 am    Post subject: MNTN LION Reply with quote

I guess i have to buy a shotgun early.... And it better not get my dogs! Ughhhhh more pains in my life...
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