Mountain Lions in East KY
bigfoot

Morehead, KY

#183 Sep 23, 2012
I just wish we could find a way to get rid of the yankees. I'll take mountain lions, coyotes and armadillos. At least they have some place on this earth. I can't think of a damn thing a yankee is good for.
Wendigo

Macon, GA

#184 Sep 29, 2012
I have been told by some elders during my years, that they have seen them. I don't think the populations of any of the species were completely eradicated. I think they just went farther back in the wild so humans wouldn't be around. There are areas in the DBNF which are very remote and would support a small population of these animals. Just because YOU haven't seen them, don't assume they aren't there.
Wait

Ironton, OH

#185 Sep 30, 2012
Saw a photo recently taken by camera setmup near a deer feeding station in Blaine, Ky. It was taken at night but clearly shows a mountain lion dragging a buck. I was very surprised to see this but no doubt it is a mountain lion.

There have been reports of sightings of a big cat in Boyd County but I figured it was a Bobcat. May well have been a mountain lion.
wait

Morehead, KY

#186 Oct 2, 2012
Just wait till a lion takes a child, hiker or jogger. Then what are the KY Wildlife folks going to say? Mountain lions are in Kentucky, maybe not in large numbers, but judging by the number of momma lions with cubs that have been seen lately in KY they must be breeding. Someone needs to be telling us the truth. If they are here that is fine, but I want to know if they are and in which areas so I can choose to either avoid the area or carry a firearm. My dogs run with me and I don't want a surprise I am not ready for. It is not fair to not tell the public the truth.
LOL

Morehead, KY

#187 Oct 2, 2012
Heck, you don't think the government would conceal the truth do you :)

They lied about bears moving back into KY. They swore for years that coyotes could not possible be here. Hell, they brought in wolves and elk.

What makes you think you are going to get the truth on mountain lions.

Personally, I think there are some MIGHTY FINE cougars running around in KY these days. I'd like to encounter one in the woods and ...... well, never mind.
South

Winchester, KY

#188 Oct 7, 2012
When I got bored of deer hunting i took up trapping with good results. In 06 i was in the bark creek area trapping bobcat and yotes using beaver for bait. Had on area that never produced any species in the trap while all others were doing good on a weekly basis. The bait was being taken but no set off traps. I changed up my game a little and spaced the traps back thinking it was a larger cat or yote. Next morning both no.3 duke traps sprang and bait gone. Thier was a few small hairs in the 1st trap so i reset and tried again same result 3 days later. Keep in mind this was in mid december and ground was very cold so no prints but the hair in those traps was of a light color and the best i can figure the animal was placing it's foot on the trap pan to set it off it's foot was just too big for the no.3 which is ment for coyote and bobcat sized game.
The absence of the beaver i was using for bait lead me to think it was probably a black bear at the time. However the trap should have been pushed down in the trap bed more for an animal of say 300 pounds. The more i kept thinking about it and remmembering the light color hair left on the trap jaw i really think it was probably a mt lion.
I have always been in the mind that if they are here they are freed pets becouse i had a friend who kept and sold the smaller african cats but they cant handle our cold climate in winter.
crazy

Morehead, KY

#189 Oct 26, 2012
I am not crazy. At least I don't think I am. I saw a mountain lion yesterday up on clack mountain. Not on the Lockegee side, the side towards Carter county or where ever that road goes that cuts left at the top of the hill instead of going right towards Lockogee on 519. I think it goes back to the road that connects to Dry Creek. I was well drinking a few beers. Just trying to find a place to chill out or whatever or maybe hide from the world. I pulled over on the dirt road near a bunch of big rocks and walked back into and area on top of the hill that seemed to be desolate. Just me and my six pack and my pissy ass view of the world. I sat down in a field off the road behind some big ass rock to drink my beer and feel sorry for myself and just sitting there across my view in the field came a big ass cat with a fawn in its mouth. I did a double take! And sure as hell did not move or make a noise. And this big ass cat with a LONG tail just saundered by (at some distance) with this poor little dead fawn dragging along. Honestly, scared the holy shit out of me. I though maybe it is a wildcat, you know Kentucky has wildcats. Nope, this is not a wildcat. It was BIG with a LONG trail and dragging a fawn. Scared the shit out of me. I am not going back there anytime soon.
nuts

Morehead, KY

#191 Nov 9, 2012
There was a report of a large cat with a long tail seen by some hunters up near Lockogee Rock. Anyone else heard that or did someone else see it. What I heard was a hunter saw it slip by in the early morning hours at dusk right after a doe passed by.
LMAO

Henderson, KY

#192 Nov 30, 2012
JimBob wrote:
Hey Bob Cat .. just because you have never seen one does not mean they are not there. It is hardly like the moth man. What did all those people see at Tilden Hogg school a few years ago? One got ran over in Floyd county and was documented. I am not saying I KNOW they are around, just asking if anyone has ever seen one lately. There is a documented breeding population in missouri .. that was not there 20 years ago. Kinda reminds me of a funny documentary I saw on wolves a few years back. The film crew was in a city in Idaho and asked residents if they ever saw a wolf .. to a person everyone said there were no wolves around there. Then .. the film crew showed them infrared video taken the night before ... with wolves running up and down main street. So .. who knows if mountains lions have returned to KY. But .. the habitat is perfect in may parts of eastern KY ... isolated with lots of deer to eat.
What is a sugar bear?
Sugar bear is Honey Boo Boo's mama "baby daddy" LOLOLOLOL
cloud

Grayson, KY

#193 Mar 26, 2013
Seen one last year over by the dump just off the interstate four maybe five foot long .tail was longer than the body big yellow eyes
sayitaintso

Morehead, KY

#194 Mar 27, 2013
OMG!!!! You mean we have a pack of yankees hiding and breeding in the deep wilds of KY? Someone would have had to see them because they would have to come out to get their food stamps and bitch about everything under the sun. Maybe we need to get together a hunting party ....
Wendigo wrote:
I have been told by some elders during my years, that they have seen them. I don't think the populations of any of the species were completely eradicated. I think they just went farther back in the wild so humans wouldn't be around. There are areas in the DBNF which are very remote and would support a small population of these animals. Just because YOU haven't seen them, don't assume they aren't there.
Miss Terry

Grayson, KY

#195 Mar 27, 2013
Sarah wrote:
Are mountain lions the same as bobcats or wildcats?
No mountain lions are much larger than bobcats. A mountain lion is the same as a cougar or a panther. It just depends on where you live as to what they are known as. Some parts of the country call them mountain lions and other parts of the country call them cougars and in other parts they are known as panthers. So it just depends on who you are talking to. But in most places in the USA the black ones are known as panthers. Oh yea the pink ones too. LOL
West Virginian

Danville, KY

#196 Mar 28, 2013
I saw one a couple years back on a belt line working for booth energy..It was around noon, and he was about 100 yards off. The one I saw was brown, with a large tail, much larger than a bobcat.
yeppers

Morehead, KY

#197 Mar 31, 2013
Mt. Lions are spotted with some regularity in Mason and Fleming counties, but the authorities keep it hushed up to keep people from spooking and hunting them. They ain't hurting anything and have plenty of deer to eat, so are not likely to be a problem with livestock. I'd trade the damn coyotes for a whole trainload of mountain lions if I could because the coyotes do kill my livestock.
again

Morehead, KY

#198 Apr 6, 2013
It happened again. A mountain lion was hit by a truck in Floyd county. The authorities keep saying they are not here, but someone needs to tell that to the lions.
Bubba

Cleveland, GA

#199 Apr 7, 2013
Miss Terry wrote:
<quoted text>
No mountain lions are much larger than bobcats. A mountain lion is the same as a cougar or a panther. It just depends on where you live as to what they are known as. Some parts of the country call them mountain lions and other parts of the country call them cougars and in other parts they are known as panthers. So it just depends on who you are talking to. But in most places in the USA the black ones are known as panthers. Oh yea the pink ones too. LOL
Allso they call them puma
wild man

Greenbrier, AR

#200 Apr 12, 2013
I think bob cat is a sarcastic dumbass. I know people who trail cam pics of mountain lions in eastern Ky.
clear

Morehead, KY

#201 Apr 13, 2013
Yeah, seems pretty clear they are here based on all the sightings and trail pics. Been seen in broad daylight in Boyd, Mason and Fleming counties. And, yes Rowan County. Remember the Tilden Hogge incident where the mountain lion was watching the kids on the playground??
zilpo

Morehead, KY

#202 Apr 13, 2013
I saw one last month, but have been quite about it. I figure no one would believe it anyway. in Morgan county. Had a long tail and was BIG. I was fishing in a boat and it was on the bank running along the shore after something. Something spooked it and it ran back into the woods. Shook me up so bad I just went home. I was sober too!
theyarehere

Morehead, KY

#203 May 27, 2013
I just heard that a mountain lion was spotted last week near Carter Caves. Anyone heard that? I go over there in the summer some and sure don't want to run into one.

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