calling cougars is a hard thing to do from what I have heard, and I dont have the guts to do it. lol.
Down here in NM you just buy a tag OTC and if you tag out you call it in. There area stays open until all the tags to that area have been filled. I know a few guys who have called in mountain lions while trying to call in bobcats, one of them had a license and tagged out but he said he was scared shipless. I saw pictures of that one and holy cow it was big. I also know a guy who trapped a mountain lion and had to call a warden to put it to sleep so he could could release it from the trap.
We actually have alot in our area. they keep breeding more and more in colorado and have nowhere for the cubs to go but farther south for new territory. then those cubs grow up and have more cubs and they keep getting pushed south to us. two months ago we had one kill alot of goats behind my house, and i doubt it was yotes cause I keep them in check similar things have been happening up and down the town. The common belief is that its just a big lone male working up and down the riverbank….a few people claim to have seen tracks but I still havent.
Anyway you dice it, those things are down right scary. they are HUGE, they are MEAN and they have no fear. after seeing how big one is, there aint no way in hell im gonna tango with him.