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Cougar in SE WI

Postby Dewey » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:41 am

Just saw on the news a cougar was spotted in Washington County. Likely the same one that was in my area about a month ago.

Here is a trail cam pic when it was up here near Rosendale in early January.

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A short time later it moved SE and left tracks just north of my place.

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This was on the news today. Looks like it’s headed to more populated areas and got caught on a surveillance camera.

https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/vi ... ton-county

Not unusual and we seem to get a few every year. They claim they are coming from South Dakota but not sure I believe that.


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Postby NorthwoodsWiscoHnter » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:44 am

At least they acknowledge they are in the area these days. Years ago they wouldn't admit it to the public.
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Re: Cougar in SE WI

Postby MN_DeerHunter » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:47 am

Thats pretty cool, I would love to see one. I always hear the ones that travel through southern MN are young males wondering out looking for new territory. Most likely from the Dakotas
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Re: Cougar in SE WI

Postby Jackson Marsh » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:48 am

8-)

That would be awesome to see one.
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Re: Cougar in SE WI

Postby EdC » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:52 am

we have a few here in Massachusetts

my sons and myself one early evening spotted a young one with still it's spots crossing a road a few away

we also have one behind our house we only saw the prints

when asking our Fish and Game Dept there response unlikely
funny thing one of the Wardens we know supervised the release of a couple breeding pairs in the Quabbin area
I guess if they admit what they did the people here would freak out
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Re: Cougar in SE WI

Postby Edcyclopedia » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:54 am

Being V day and all I was expecting to a pic of something else... :shifty:
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Re: Cougar in SE WI

Postby Dewey » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:55 am

Latest sighting was Colgate just outside Menomonee Falls.
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Re: Cougar in SE WI

Postby Uncle Lou » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:18 am

Cool animal. Thanks for sharing
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Re: Cougar in SE WI

Postby Jonny » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:30 am

So judging by the path its taking, looks like it is heading to the Jungle of Milwaukee. Hope its carrying :lol:
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Postby muddy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:33 am

Heck, I have a couple cougars living on my block
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Re: Cougar in SE WI

Postby Dewey » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:10 pm

Jonny wrote:So judging by the path its taking, looks like it is heading to the Jungle of Milwaukee. Hope its carrying :lol:

I hope it’s hungry. :mrgreen:
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Re: Cougar in SE WI

Postby ihookem » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:43 pm

It should never be hungry , just walk down the road and eat all the road kill in the world down there. Went by it today and never saw so many deer tracks in the fields.
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Re: Cougar in SE WI

Postby Bowhunting Brian » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:18 pm

Edcyclopedia wrote:Being V day and all I was expecting to a pic of something else... :shifty:

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Re: Cougar in SE WI

Postby Loppy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:59 pm

I was wondering if it was the same one that was sighted about a month ago too. No need to worry then. It's not a mountain lion it just a big house cat! LOL!
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Re: Cougar in SE WI

Postby stash59 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:13 am

Dewey wrote:Just saw on the news a cougar was spotted in Washington County. Likely the same one that was in my area about a month ago.

Here is a trail cam pic when it was up here near Rosendale in early January.

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A short time later it moved SE and left tracks just north of my place.

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This was on the news today. Looks like it’s headed to more populated areas and got caught on a surveillance camera.

https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/vi ... ton-county

Not unusual and we seem to get a few every year. They claim they are coming from South Dakota but not sure I believe that.


No claw marks so they're cat tracks for sure. Too large for a bobcat or even lynx. Size looks like it's from a young cougar. More than likely a young tom, since they are more prone to roam.

Wouldn't surprise me if the UP, northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin had a few breeding pairs.
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