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11-year-old Washington state girl kills cougar following her 14-year-old brother to their home
StarTribune.com ^ | 2/27/14 | AP

Posted on 02/27/2014 1:26:04 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo

TWISP, Wash. — An 11-year-old girl shot a cougar that was following her 14-year-old brother to their home in north central Washington, the state Fish and Wildlife Department said.

The female cougar killed last week was about 4 years old and weighed about 50 pounds — half of what it should weigh, said Officer Cal Treser.

"This cougar was very, very skinny," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; cougar
Possibly a descendant of Annie Oakley?
1 posted on 02/27/2014 1:26:05 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Nice story. I’m glad the parents love their kids enough to teach them to shoot. I’d guess sibling rivalry will never get out of hand in that family, not when the little sister has done that big a favor.


2 posted on 02/27/2014 1:28:12 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1
His 11-year-old daughter had a tag to hunt cougars and shot the animal, he said.

....better get another tag to shoot reporters

3 posted on 02/27/2014 1:29:48 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Good shootin’, little lady! Great story for when those kids have grandkids$


4 posted on 02/27/2014 1:30:56 PM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Poor girl. PETA will now be lecturing her that it’s her brother’s fault for looking like food..


5 posted on 02/27/2014 1:33:05 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Has she gotten arrested yet?


6 posted on 02/27/2014 1:33:54 PM PST by joethedrummer
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To: originalbuckeye

Yeah. 11 years old. Hard to imagine in these times...


7 posted on 02/27/2014 1:34:41 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: joethedrummer

She had a cougar tag. It’s all good.


8 posted on 02/27/2014 1:35:34 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

In one of the pictures, she looks much like Emma Watson, of Harry Potter fame.


9 posted on 02/27/2014 1:35:57 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Good for her - nicely done, young lady.


10 posted on 02/27/2014 1:37:20 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Sounds like sis was using big brother as bait. She had a cougar tag, and was armed?

I’m a big believer in ‘Be Prepared’, but this sounds like malice aforethought.


11 posted on 02/27/2014 1:37:52 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
On high, short final to Twisp, WA


12 posted on 02/27/2014 1:38:57 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I read this last night and fully enjoyed the read about this family and their lifestyle. Sounds to me like they have it together and have done very well concerning their kids use of fire arms etc.

Too bad our country no longer sees the value of teaching our kids the use of firearms....but then we no longer protect our children today.


13 posted on 02/27/2014 1:39:24 PM PST by caww
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Skinny means hungry...


14 posted on 02/27/2014 1:40:26 PM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

This story doesn’t smell right. That poor cougar was HALF its normal weight.. Emaciated and probably REALLY thirsty during the CA drought. I say let him eat the boy, or at least his leg.


15 posted on 02/27/2014 1:41:48 PM PST by Obama_Is_A_Feminist
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To: max americana
will now be lecturing her that it’s her brother’s fault for looking like food..

now that made me laugh out loud :)

16 posted on 02/27/2014 1:43:00 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: RinaseaofDs
Sounds like sis was using big brother as bait.

Here now! We lived in a place like this and my sisters never used me...uh...

Hey, wait a minute...

17 posted on 02/27/2014 1:44:36 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
there had been about three cougar sightings in that area....the cougars very skinny....

people may not realize it but cougars go after deer and even elk fawns....

there's wolves in that area...

so are the cougars suffering because the wolves have gotten carte Blanche to roam and attack deer and elk without any predator(man) to restrict them?.....I think probably yes...it has to have an effect to have a whole another species vying for the same food you are...

18 posted on 02/27/2014 1:45:11 PM PST by cherry
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To: Obama_Is_A_Feminist
CA drought?

This is at the east end of the North Cascades Pass in Washington State. Though snowpack was low until the last couple weeks, believe me no cougars in the area are thirsty.

19 posted on 02/27/2014 1:45:31 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: RinaseaofDs

I am never without a rifle and a cat tag when out of the house. To many of them around these days. Guy that works for me had one after his four year old last weekend in the outback.


20 posted on 02/27/2014 1:45:38 PM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: steve86

THAT’S on final?

Hope the gear is strong.


21 posted on 02/27/2014 1:47:08 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: cherry

There were two wolves illegally killed near Twisp in 2011 but only one known wolfpack in the entire North Cascades. IMO, no where near enough wolves to decimate the deer population.


22 posted on 02/27/2014 1:52:22 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Shelby White


23 posted on 02/27/2014 1:52:27 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

What a great kid!


24 posted on 02/27/2014 1:54:09 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

From the story “There may be more cougars than usual or they may be having trouble finding deer, their usual prey, agents said.”

Wolves?


25 posted on 02/27/2014 1:55:48 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Gaffer

“Skinny means hungry...”

Yep. Many years ago, I went on a canoe fishing/camping trip in the Boundary Waters, here in MN. When we paddled out after 6 days with no contact with the outside world, I sprinted for the outfitters office to get an ice cold Coca Cola.

I asked the gal behind the counter what was going on and she replied that a bear had attacked several campers that very morning in an area not far from where we had camped.

They tracked it and eventually killed it. Turned out to be a sow that that was very under weight. She had gone through some thoughtless campers’ garbage and ingested one of those plastic six-pack rings and now couldn’t eat enough to survive with the blockage from the plastic.


26 posted on 02/27/2014 1:56:00 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: driftdiver

More than likely.


27 posted on 02/27/2014 1:56:31 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow....that is a skinny kitty!


28 posted on 02/27/2014 1:57:50 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: RinaseaofDs

There are some great humor posts on this thread, yours among them.


29 posted on 02/27/2014 2:24:09 PM PST by billhilly
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To: caww

Teaching children gun culture is making a comeback. The problem was that a lot of familial knowledge had been lost; but what children are being taught today is often much better than what they used to be taught.

And it is not just limited to pistol-rifle-shotgun, either. With the movies Brave and The Hunger Games, suddenly it has again become fashionable for girls to learn archery. And though instruction is still rare, there are now a multitude of knives available, that are very complementary to guns.

The big cultural jump will be when guns are again equated with maturity and competence. Coming of age, as it were.


30 posted on 02/27/2014 5:57:40 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

....”The big cultural jump will be when guns are again equated with maturity and competence. Coming of age, as it were”....

Having grown up in rural America it was “normal” for the young men to attain their hunting license and go on the hunt. My family were members of a hunting club complete with a mountain hunting cabin we’d go to for outages. It was great fun as a kid to see parents and kids gather like that.

There was skeet shooting and archery in the fields and great romps through the woods. All the kids just loved it. I can still smell the bacon/sausage and egg breakfasts the men cooked for all. Sweet memories for sure!

I think we deprive kids today of these favorable experiences
where men were men, and woman were woman,...and kids were able to be just kids.


31 posted on 02/28/2014 8:23:58 AM PST by caww
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

....”The big cultural jump will be when guns are again equated with maturity and competence. Coming of age, as it were”....

Having grown up in rural America it was “normal” for the young men to attain their hunting license and go on the hunt. My family were members of a hunting club complete with a mountain hunting cabin we’d go to for outages. It was great fun as a kid to see parents and kids gather like that.

There was skeet shooting and archery in the fields and great romps through the woods. All the kids just loved it. I can still smell the bacon/sausage and egg breakfasts the men cooked for all. Sweet memories for sure!

I think we deprive kids today of these favorable experiences
where men were men, and woman were woman,...and kids were able to be just kids.


32 posted on 02/28/2014 8:23:58 AM PST by caww
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