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    Mountain Lion in Missouri

    Smithson Farms - Mountain Lion Pictures

    But they are not in Iowa? They claim this one came from the Dakotas. Must have flew in.


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    Re: Mountain Lion in Missouri

    Pretty gnarly. Must have found a sweet deal on Travelocity.



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    Re: Mountain Lion in Missouri

    Mountain Lions are in Iowa. It's been documented and one was killed. It is no longer a mystery.



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    Re: Mountain Lion in Missouri

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Smithson Farms - Mountain Lion Pictures

    But they are not in Iowa? They claim this one came from the Dakotas. Must have flew in.
    Uh, nobody out there claims they aren't in Iowa. There have been several confirmed sightings in recent years. The only mountain lion claim that is rejected is that the DNR introduced them to the state.



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    Re: Mountain Lion in Missouri

    My wife's Grandpa saw one in South West Iowa 3 or 4 years ago. Said the thing had a really long tail.



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    Re: Mountain Lion in Missouri

    I believe that there have been three mt. lions killed in Iowa over the past decade or so; one was shot and two others were killed by vehicles. If my memory serves, all three were young males. No one knows what the lions were doing at this height.



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    Re: Mountain Lion in Missouri

    there have been several killed in iowa in the last few years. 1 was taken in sioux city-up in the riverside area, perched in a tree not far from a school. another was taken in cedar rapids area, and at least 1 more in northwest iowa but i can't remember the name of the town...



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    Re: Mountain Lion in Missouri

    and there was one on a trail camera close to where i go deer hunting around november 15th. a kid who hunts the neighboring timber caught it on his camera and emailed me the pic.



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    Re: Mountain Lion in Missouri

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    Uh, nobody out there claims they aren't in Iowa. There have been several confirmed sightings in recent years. The only mountain lion claim that is rejected is that the DNR introduced them to the state.

    Are they legal to shot or are the protected by the DNR?

    I was under the impression that there is not season for them or a law against killling them since they do not exist in Iowa.


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    Re: Mountain Lion in Missouri

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    Are they legal to shot or are the protected by the DNR?

    I was under the impression that there is not season for them or a law against killling them since they do not exist in Iowa.
    The DNR has no law regarding them, and they are legal to shoot. However shooting one while it's sleeping in a tree really has no sport, and the guy from Marengo is not a true sportsman, just a killer.



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    Re: Mountain Lion in Missouri

    Iowa has them. We had one by our land we own in sourthern Iowa, pics were taken. Also, when we went pheasant hunting on our land there were really BIG paw prints in the snow that looked like a mountain lions and if it wasnt a mountain lions paw print then I would have hate to have seen that dog that day.



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    Re: Mountain Lion in Missouri

    Quote Originally Posted by burn587 View Post
    The DNR has no law regarding them, and they are legal to shoot. However shooting one while it's sleeping in a tree really has no sport, and the guy from Marengo is not a true sportsman, just a killer.
    I don't know about you but I aint gonna wait for it to wake up! If I see one im gonna shoot it whether its playing with a ball of yarn like a kitten or getting ready to sink its claws into my back.



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    Re: Mountain Lion in Missouri

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    Uh, nobody out there claims they aren't in Iowa. There have been several confirmed sightings in recent years. The only mountain lion claim that is rejected is that the DNR introduced them to the state.

    http://www.iowadnr.gov/wildlife/pdfs/mountain_lion.pdf

    Iowa DNR confirms mountain lion shooting

    This is the first confirmed sighting in Iowa in more than five years, and the fourth mountain lion killed in Iowa
    Most of the things I have read and heard is the DNR claims most stories are just rumors.


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    Re: Mountain Lion in Missouri

    If you see a Mountain Lion in Iowa, it is 100% lawful to put it down. There have been dozens of documented cases of these cats in Iowa for the last decade, but ZERO documented cases of a female and her cubs setting up shop and making Iowa their permanent residence. Mainly what you have seen in Iowa are young males that are out on sabbatical and decided to venture out of the normal range.


    Any nutcase that tries to tell you the DNR has been trying to stock Iowa with Mountain Lions are the type of people that get abducted by aliens after downing a couple bottles of booze. These people are sad drunks with boring jobs, and should be laughed at on sight.



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    Re: Mountain Lion in Missouri

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    Any nutcase that tries to tell you the DNR has been trying to stock Iowa with Mountain Lions are the type of people that get abducted by aliens after downing a couple bottles of booze. These people are sad drunks with boring jobs, and should be laughed at on sight.
    So, you're trying to tell me Sasquatch doesn't exist?

    The article says the guy in Marengo is going to have the lion mounted. I wonder if he keeps it in the sleeping position.


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