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T-WillProfile Photo
Deer Hunting in Outside Louisiana

Cats or coyotes covering deer

this deer was shot at the camp but we couldnt find it that evening, went back the next morning and found that it had been nibbled on and covered with pine needles. i have heard that both cats and coyotes will cover food if they ar enot hungry when they find it. never seen a coyote on this place but we see many cats
January 01, 2013 at 5:25pm
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rrrrraaatt redProfile Photo
Posted January 01, 2013 at 7:59pm
....

whoa...never seen that before

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shadrigProfile Photo
Posted January 01, 2013 at 8:52pm
Cats or coyotes

Never heard of coyotes covering a kill.
Know for a fact that cougars and bears will cover them. Never heard of a bobcat covering a kill either, but wouldn't be surprised. Cats like to cover everything. I'm thinking bear or cougar.

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deerman24Profile Photo
Posted January 02, 2013 at 8:15am
cover

bears do that, never seen a coyote do that

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T-WillProfile Photo
Posted January 02, 2013 at 8:49am
bobcats

well my uncle has been having the place for 7 years did see a bear a few years back but never seen it again, i did see 3 of the biggest bobcats ever in that area last year and the next evening a guy in that stand saw a bob cat walking the same deer trail the deer was shot on. i also have several people who hunt south louisiana that has told me they have seen this and there arent bears in the marsh down here. either way i thought this was interesting

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LUCKY-MANProfile Photo
Posted January 02, 2013 at 9:11am
Killed

How was it killed was it's neck broken does it have bite or claw marks those things would tell a lot about how it was killed

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webfoot83Profile Photo
Posted January 02, 2013 at 11:03am
how was the deer killed

this deer was shot at the camp but we couldnt find it that evening.

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Refish361Profile Photo
Posted January 02, 2013 at 11:11am
Sasquatch

Looks like Sasquatch might have a hand in this mystery
!!!

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PASBONProfile Photo
Posted January 02, 2013 at 9:58pm
TRAIL CAM

Did you leave it there ?
Put a trail cam near by and see what comes back .

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Gaspard Fishing Boat RentalProfile Photo
Posted January 02, 2013 at 9:59pm
hmmmmmm

looks squatchee to me. lol

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Joe BobProfile Photo
Posted January 03, 2013 at 5:05pm
pine straw deer

That is a big cat doin that we had a black panther on our lease he did the same thing

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Shem SpearsProfile Photo
Posted January 03, 2013 at 6:38pm
cat

either a couger or a panther. It is definatly not a coyote

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fishhfilesProfile Photo
Posted January 04, 2013 at 4:11am
picture worth a thousand words

Any updates T-Will , I think I would have a trail cam focused in on that carcuss and see what passes back around ------ sure does look like the work of a cat planning to come back

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Mike Guerin, Louisiana Sportsman Field ReporterProfile Photo
Posted January 04, 2013 at 11:20am
guess

I would say it is most probably a bobcat. Coyotes don't normally do that in my experience. So it is either bobcat or a cougar.

What state is this from?

GoneFishin0670Profile Photo
Posted January 04, 2013 at 11:47am
Sasquatch.....Honey Island Swamp Dude

Grew up in an area that Black Bears Could Be Killed Daily If You So Choose...And with one of the largest Couger Populations per square mile in the country and have never seen that before....It is common to find Elk and Deer dead In the Woods but never burried in pine needles.....Sasquatch

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HHH&FFFProfile Photo
Posted January 05, 2013 at 8:40am
Sly fox

I have found deer like this before coyote’s no they eat hungry or not. I will have to say the sly fox is the one to blame for this. They try to hide it from everyone.

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Admiral RabbitProfile Photo
Posted January 05, 2013 at 10:12am
' From'da Coonazz in'da Cabin'

Geronimo lean'n toward the 'Fox'...they been known to grab his fat chickins and bury 'dem not far from 'de coop...cheers

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T-WillProfile Photo
Posted January 09, 2013 at 6:27am
BOBCATS

had a few people that hunted that area this weekend and saw qyuite a few Big Bobcats.. they actually walking the same trail the deer was on when he was shot. had not seen a Bobcat at that stand all year. I located this deer one marning and that evening saw the first bobcat and now we see them in that area almost every hunt

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