Des Moines cat

Discussion in 'Iowa Whitetail Conference' started by Rjack, May 9, 2019.

  1. Rjack

    Rjack Well-Known Member

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    Had at least one running around Winterset area this winter. They are def here.
     
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    The picture I saw of the DM cat looked legit to me. But it truly could be 40 miles away today...or just 3 blocks away too. :) Be careful DM IW's!!

    Approximately 8 years ago there was a sudden rash of reports on a mountain lion in Iowa City. I think that one was legit too, there were just too many disparate people that all reported it within an hour or so.
     
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    Agree they are here or travel through regularly. The one from SD that ended up in Connecticut was in the Twin Cities for some time. Their ranges are incredibly huge
     
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    I'm afraid to go outside. That is only 4 miles from where I am sitting at work. o_O
     
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    How are you not geared up like Rambo and looking for the next addition to the trophy room?
     
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    Vid I saw looked like a young one - small body but yes definitely a mt lion.
     
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    Forget being geared up like Rambo. A few months back that guy in Colorado took a small one like this with his bare hands. Sounds like a 'hold my beer' situation to me.
     
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    Any idea where around Winterset? Im bout 2 miles southeast of Winterset right off the middle river. 1000 acre block of very secluded timber that's either blocked by the river north or the tall bluffs south of it. I had a passing trailcam picture last fall of what looked like a long tail but figured my eyes were playing tricks.

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    yes my buddy was tracking him south of town a couple miles. tracks showed clearing fences by 12'+. Crazy hops!
     

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