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Mountain Lion Sighted in Linn County, Missouri

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The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed another mountain lion sighting in Missouri. The department said in a news release that the latest sighting was in southern Linn County, located in north-central Missouri.

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Cindy C (125)
Friday February 18, 2011, 10:42 am

JennyLynn W (246)
Friday February 18, 2011, 10:58 am
The last time they 'sighted' a mountain lion in Missouri they shot the magnificent cat. I hope this time they are less destructive and deadly. Good grief, can't anyone do anything besides shoot?

Sue Matheson (79)
Friday February 18, 2011, 11:05 am

Toni C (508)
Friday February 18, 2011, 5:29 pm
Mountain lions have not only been sighted in Linn County, Missouri, but Ray, Clay and Platte Counties as well... and these dingbats are shooting them! It's heartbreaking! I know there was supposed to have been some relocated into the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, so I don't know if the cats are wandering north, or if some of them are wandering east out of Colorado searching for food, but Missouri is not a healthy place for them to be. After these animals being eradicated in the Missouri hills many years ago, I was hoping the mountain lion and black bears return would be treated much differently than they have been. Guess that's what I get for "hopimg"... old dogs don't learn new tricks and neither do old fools...

Agnes H (144)
Friday February 18, 2011, 7:31 pm
I am supposed to be happy that Mountain Lions are back in a state where they haven't been seen. Why shoot them? Aren't we trying to protect as much wildlife as we can? I believe it's about high time that America does something about people owing firearms there.
But then I recollect a speech by Sarah Palin to a Hunter's club. I think it was their annual get together. They were glad that they had at least her on their side where firearms are concerned. At least here you need a licence. People buying a firearm have to show their licence to the gunsmith and not before [s]he does that [s]he won't be able to buy one. Once that is done the gunsmith has to inform the police of the firearm sold to that person with such and such licence number which is valid till the time he mentions. The owner of the new firearm has to go to the police station to show the firearm with and licence. There everything is checked with what the gunsmith told them. After that's done the police will go to the home of the new owner and check the place where the firearm will be kept. The owner also has to clarify WHY [s]he needs the gun/rifle.

My sister and one of her daughters belong to a shooting club and they both have a 2.2 rifle. They are both kept in a safe. She told me the size of the safe, but 6 grown strong men couldn't lift the safe, it's that heavy and solid. Only my sister knows the combination to her safe. Not even her ex knew it and the same goes for my niece. I believe my sister had a heck of a time to move the safe to her new home. Every year the club has to tell the police who belongs to the club, how often they'd been to the meetings and took part in competitions and so on. Everything has to match with eachother. The club and member! If even one thing is different they get investigated.

That's how it's here. At present we're fighting to have the Duck shooting made illegal here in Victoria and 2 other states. We are the only states where they can still go Duck shooting. The trouble is that most hunters don't care what they shoot! Be it ducks or birds they're not allowed to shoot. They just shoot protected birds, or injured an animal and don't bother checking where it goes. It has a painful and slow death. They are the people who shouldn't have a licence at all. I used to have a friend who went duckshooting, but onlu shot enough for them to eat during the year. That I have nothing against as long as it's quick and not waisted. He only shoot about 6 birds, enough for the family and for special occasions. I know I've said I'm not against people like that but I'll be happy when the day comes that ALL hunting has become illegal. Ducks, Roos and so on.

I call them Yobbos, they just hunt for the sake of it. Just like in America. They want another animal head on the wall! Yuck! Those people should be stopped all over the world in my mind anyway! Those who shoot innocent animals could quite easily shoot people. They start with animals and then go onto a different path!

Susan S (187)
Friday February 18, 2011, 7:55 pm
Sometimes I think that the reason that mountain lions survive is that they are elusive and hide well. Once people realize they exist they may go 'trophy hunting'. I pray for this mountain lion's safety.

. (0)
Friday February 18, 2011, 9:42 pm
See it, shoot it. How brilliant. Dumbsh*ts!


Andrea Nemec (213)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 1:02 am
We can only hope that people will not hunt mountain lions any more!

Shirley S (187)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 1:20 am
Stay safe Mountain Lion.

Laverne Wallace (59)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 6:28 am
noted. All they need to do is leave them and their natural pray alone. Use common sense. These cats are not going to bother you as long as they are left alone and they have their natural prey. They are so beautiful.

Peggy A (109)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 6:33 am
Thanks Yrma

Mary T (178)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 2:05 pm
I do wish that humans would leave all wildlife along.

Saturday February 19, 2011, 10:29 pm
noted with thanks&hope...

Jose Ovidio Perez Morel (50)
Sunday February 27, 2011, 8:58 am
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