Deputies kill mountain lions in Yucai...

Deputies kill mountain lions in Yucaipa and Trona

There are 21 comments on the San Bernardino County Sun story from Jan 7, 2010, titled Deputies kill mountain lions in Yucaipa and Trona. In it, San Bernardino County Sun reports that:

San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies shot and killed two mountain lions on Wednesday, one in the backyard of a Yucaipa home and the other on the porch of a house in Trona.

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Brandon

Yucaipa, CA

#1 Jan 7, 2010
This is why they need to be HUNTED. An over population of lions is devastating to the deer population, and when the deer are mostly gone, they have to turn to other food sources, or die of starvation. 1 full grown lion is said to need more than 10 square miles to herself in order to survive. Here near Yucaipa, we have dozens. It will only be a matter of time before children are eaten, and the deer are extinct in this area.
thatsonebigcooki e

Cook, MN

#2 Jan 7, 2010
Or... we could trap and release into the wilds of Montana. Why does the Sheriff's Department and Department of Fish & Game have to kill everything that moves? Oh, we don't have the money for that? Bulls--t, if we have the money for their overpriced pensions or the overtime pay of these two departments, then we have the money to relocate mountain lions?
Ryan

Glendale, CA

#3 Jan 7, 2010
thatsonebigcookie wrote:
Or... we could trap and release into the wilds of Montana. Why does the Sheriff's Department and Department of Fish & Game have to kill everything that moves? Oh, we don't have the money for that? Bulls--t, if we have the money for their overpriced pensions or the overtime pay of these two departments, then we have the money to relocate mountain lions?
Well cookie, Montana already has lions of its own that occupy their own territories. If you dumped excess California lions in with them they would have nowhere to go but into cities and towns to be shot on porches after they ate neighborhood dogs.
Hmmm

United States

#4 Jan 7, 2010
I think it would be more interesting to trap these animals and then release them in downtown LA.
Greg

Hesperia, CA

#5 Jan 8, 2010
Mountain lions have been protected since 1990. They have almost wiped out the deer population in San Bernardino County. Its time to thin them out. Sorry, its a fact.
John

AOL

#6 Jan 8, 2010
What do you expect
Move into the places the mountain lions live
Let them loose fear of man with no hunting
Leave out your pets ....err food for the mountain lions
And you get them in your back yard
OMG

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Jan 9, 2010
We have the same issues with the Wolf populations of here. But..wolves are pack hunters and they breed like crazy so their populations have exploded. So wolves were protected until they opened up a hunt for a few months. The conservationists got their panties in a bind on that but honestly I'd rather worry about being hunted by one mountain lion vs a pack of wolves cause with them, you see one, there are about 20 more hiding in the trees surrounding you.
will

Lake Forest, CA

#8 Jan 9, 2010
Your absolutly right CFG needs to revaluate their ban on moutian lion hunting. The deer population in southern Ca is almost nil. I hike in the Cleveland Nat. Forest,Orange County, and haven't seen deer in quite sometime. But moutian bikers and hikers are attacked by these preadators, thats what they are people,because they're are just to many of them. Years ago CFG ban bear hunting but then said, oh we screwed up they're are more bears then we thought. Season open. Even though we have a bear season they only allow 1,500 bears to be harvested. Look whats happening in the foothills of Monrovia. BUT I WILL SAY PEOPLE ARE THE REASON FOR WILD ANIMALS IN POPULATED AREAS. NO MORE HOUSING PROJECTS. AREAS NEED TO BE PROTECTED AND MANAGED. Futhermore you can blame the animal activist no the animals or the athorities.
CLARENCE LEE CLINE

United States

#9 Jan 9, 2010
Sounds to me like it is time to allow mountain lions to be hunted. There comes a time when the population becomes more than the land can handle. These are dangerous animals! I do not advocate eliminateing them and never will. However killing them only after they have eaten pets and start lounging around in yards and on porches is just inviting tragedy. I hope none of these people who live there do not suffer from an attack. I hope they do not have to see their child partially eaten or watch them be killed. I would be a very horrible experience. I have only seen a wild couger but one time many years ago. It is a very beautiful animal. but it is a preditor and very dangerous to people. especially if not taught to be afraid of people. However food is a very important thing to them. If they get hungry enough, they will eat anything made of meat and bone. To endanger people by protecting these animals to such an extent that they become fairly commonplace in yards and on porches is the same thing as murdering the people who then become prey. Think about it. Given with love from an old sheepdog. Google 'On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheep Dogs by Dave Grossman'.
45 mike

San Jose, CA

#10 Jan 9, 2010
In the intrest of public safety why are we shooting the scumbags out there who are attacking defensless people. The cat was only eating to survive. I don't heat the envirometal whackos hollering about this.
common sense

Lecanto, FL

#11 Jan 10, 2010
Duhh, if humans don't hunt mountain lions, mountain lions won't have any fear of people. We are the weakest of all the predators so we are the easiest meal a lion can catch. When are the people living in the soviet socialist republic of Kalifornia going to wake up and vote in some people with common sense??( if there are any left in the state)
jim

Franklin, LA

#12 Jan 11, 2010
The officers who killed the cats should be fired from their jobs and jailed for 6 years. After all California protects all living things besides gays and lesbins.I hope that the cougar population quardrouples every year. They stopped controlled hunting of the cougar , so let them feed the cougers their pets and children.
Ryan

Glendale, CA

#13 Jan 11, 2010
will wrote:
Your absolutly right CFG needs to revaluate their ban on moutian lion hunting. The deer population in southern Ca is almost nil. I hike in the Cleveland Nat. Forest,Orange County, and haven't seen deer in quite sometime. But moutian bikers and hikers are attacked by these preadators, thats what they are people,because they're are just to many of them. Years ago CFG ban bear hunting but then said, oh we screwed up they're are more bears then we thought. Season open. Even though we have a bear season they only allow 1,500 bears to be harvested. Look whats happening in the foothills of Monrovia. BUT I WILL SAY PEOPLE ARE THE REASON FOR WILD ANIMALS IN POPULATED AREAS. NO MORE HOUSING PROJECTS. AREAS NEED TO BE PROTECTED AND MANAGED. Futhermore you can blame the animal activist no the animals or the athorities.
It was the voters who protected the mountain lion not DFG. Fish & Game was proposing a lion hunt that is why the animal rights activist put the measure on the ballot - Prop. 117. Also, animal activist stopped the bear hunt with legal proceedings and DFG fought the lawsuits and got the bear hunt reinstated. If you want a lion season you need to get an initiative and the necessary votes, something DFG can't do for you.
Trona Resident

United States

#14 Jan 15, 2010
jim wrote:
The officers who killed the cats should be fired from their jobs and jailed for 6 years. After all California protects all living things besides gays and lesbins.I hope that the cougar population quardrouples every year. They stopped controlled hunting of the cougar , so let them feed the cougers their pets and children.
So did you read the article? Its the Wildlife department that needs to be fired, not the deputies. If the fish and game had come prepared, there wouldn't have been a need to kill it. And by the way, would you rather leave it sitting on someone's porch eating a kid? You need to think..........
will

Lake Forest, CA

#15 Jan 15, 2010
Ryan wrote:
<quoted text>It was the voters who protected the mountain lion not DFG. Fish & Game was proposing a lion hunt that is why the animal rights activist put the measure on the ballot - Prop. 117. Also, animal activist stopped the bear hunt with legal proceedings and DFG fought the lawsuits and got the bear hunt reinstated. If you want a lion season you need to get an initiative and the necessary votes, something DFG can't do for you.
Good then thats what should be done...You can't even hunt them out of state and bring them in after they're dead...how stupid is that...All ANIMAL ACTIVIST SHOULD BE BANNED...YOU ALL NEED TO GET A CLUE. If a mountian lion, coyote, or other preadtor comes into my yard God help them, thats why i use a bow...silent and deadly...lol
Whitey

San Jose, CA

#16 Jan 19, 2010
These animal rights nuts here in Cali worship animals. Read Genesis 9:3 . Somebody get an initiative going, and let the hunters thin them out so we have some deer left for our kids to see.
Dave

Brookfield, MO

#17 May 22, 2010
We could use a few here in Iowa. Our I see more deer dead on the road daily than I have seen in all our yearly teips to Trona and the surrounding area. But they shoot them whenever they see them here because of livestock issues. So we hit deer and leave them lay and watch them oberpopulate. We do have deer season but to little avail. I know the two trona deputys and they are good people. I get sick of cop haters shooting their self centered mouths off.
dlorahdebarge

United States

#18 May 22, 2010
Brandon wrote:
This is why they need to be HUNTED. An over population of lions is devastating to the deer population, and when the deer are mostly gone, they have to turn to other food sources, or die of starvation. 1 full grown lion is said to need more than 10 square miles to herself in order to survive. Here near Yucaipa, we have dozens. It will only be a matter of time before children are eaten, and the deer are extinct in this area.
There haven't been any children eaten yet...keep the hunting where it belongs and according to rules and regulations per species. The errant bear or puma can be managed by local wildlife authorities, go shoot a gopher.
ruben

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Oct 18, 2013
thatsonebigcookie wrote:
Or... we could trap and release into the wilds of Montana. Why does the Sheriff's Department and Department of Fish & Game have to kill everything that moves? Oh, we don't have the money for that? Bulls--t, if we have the money for their overpriced pensions or the overtime pay of these two departments, then we have the money to relocate mountain lions?

Its people like you that are the reasons animals are being endangered and going extinct

I dont know if you understand what the department of fish and game is its a orginization that protects refurbishes and maintains the population of all animals to protect them from ever becoming extinct and if they are talking about the problem to the public then its bad. A mountain lion is a very stealthy creature and only lets you see him if he wants you to and if he does they are very over populated a couple weeks ago a friend came across a fresh coyote and on the edge of the tree line there was a cat and its kitten watching if they allow you to see thier young we have a major problem that needs to be dealt with I hope the deer population in the san b mountains will thrive again but biologist say that will never happen unless the cat problem is dealt with
Val67

Downey, CA

#20 Jan 26, 2016
OMG wrote:
We have the same issues with the Wolf populations of here. But..wolves are pack hunters and they breed like crazy so their populations have exploded. So wolves were protected until they opened up a hunt for a few months. The conservationists got their panties in a bind on that but honestly I'd rather worry about being hunted by one mountain lion vs a pack of wolves cause with them, you see one, there are about 20 more hiding in the trees surrounding you.
OMG that is scary!

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