Your .357 magnum should be fine and easier to get off a second shot on target. Day 6 of a 7 day hunt. Video by Mark Elbroch/Panthera. For other inquiries, Contact Us. In another, one of the young men is holding up the lifeless dead animal with a smile on his face. As noted, mountain lions ordinarily kill their own prey, rather than feed on carrion. And there are other breeds of lion-hounds that are used to track down cougars for hunters to kill. That was fast! A mountain lion attacked a 3-year-old boy Monday afternoon at a wilderness park in Orange County. If the mountain lion still isn’t deterred, throw rocks at it. However, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife implemented a "three-strike" policy in December 2017 allowing property owners to kill mountain lions. A lot of calibers will work fine, I know a couple guys in the hills who use a 22-250 and have excellent success. Bears taking meals from pumas. Might scare/stop someone from being mean to you or even beating on you or trying to kill. Most wolves hunt in packs and so if there's more than one wolf and just one mountain lion then the wolves could easily overpower the mountain lion and kill it. Mountain lions are designated by California as a "specially protected mammal" and hunting has been banned since 1990, NPS said. Any caliber can kill. A hard-to-spot mountain lion patiently waits for the right moment to attack an elk feeding in a gully at the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico in a photo posted by the refuge. Never scream, run away, or bend down, since this can cause the mountain lion … To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. (and if the lion is on full rage, i DOUBT that would even stop it, unless you hit a major organ or eyes/brain area.) Mountain Lion Takes down another deer. Austin Peterson, 20, Trey Juhnke, 20, and Corbin Simmons, 19, were sentenced last month to a three-year worldwide hunting ban after authorities tracked them down via social media. My $.02. Good weapons make confidence. If a cougar believes you to be prey it becomes an odd self-fulfilling prophecy. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. It does not guarantee a kill used even on people. Joined: Dec 10, 2006 Messages: 3,178 Location: Western NY. You may wound or even kill a person. A 380 caliber handgun is a personal defense round. But if its bears it won't do shit. Answer. Mountain lion attacks often come from stealth and can be lightning fast. A hard-to-spot mountain lion patiently waits for the right moment to attack an elk feeding in a gully at the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico in a photo posted by the refuge. This is how he did that. While this seemingly small round is thought of as the bare minimum caliber of defensive pistols, the reality is that it actually has a lot to offer and has gotten a bad rap over the years from the caliber junkies. The big cats are thin skinned and not that hard to kill. The park service has been studying the small population of mountain lions in the Santa Monica mountains for the past 18 years. After the arrest, Yellowstone special agent Jake Olson told reporters: “We ended up getting a lot of this information from a guy in Bozeman off of Facebook because of a bunch of stuff on social media.". It more than likely would not be immediate, and the mountain lion could still attack and injure someone after being shot.....but yes, the possibility exists. An exception to the law, created in 2014, allows lions that have killed a pet or livestock to be put down. We're more spot and stalk hunters which can make it tougher for caliber selection, sometimes it's a … With a trail spear or a staff in your hands, and a good knife on your belt, don’t yell and flail about. Fewer than 30 people have been killed by mountain lions in the United States in the past 100 years, none of whom were killed in Texas. In other words, you don’t bring a twig to a lion fight. Make yourself look bigger by waving your arms and picking up nearby small children. A lion is a powerful and lethal predator and can easily kill a mule — however a mule can be quite an adversary. Use a handgun. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. P-56 was first caught and outfitted with a GPS tracking collar in April 2017, NPS said. View our online Press Pack. If you ever run into a mountain lion, yell at it forcefully while backing away slowly. The men’s actions were found to be in violation of the Lacey Act of 1894, per the National Park Service, which prohibits the taking, selling or purchasing of wildlife from protected areas.