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    Question Thinking about spending a lot of time camping alone around Sooke, Cougars?

    Is this something you would advise against because of the high population density of cougars around this area?
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    Re: Thinking about spending a lot of time camping around Sooke, Cougars?

    Anytime solo camping is a risk....big fire and dog are always great way to keep critters at bay.

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    Re: Thinking about spending a lot of time camping alone around Sooke, Cougars?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaewm View Post
    Is this something you would advise against because of the high population density of cougars around this area?
    Where are you camping?

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    Re: Thinking about spending a lot of time camping around Sooke, Cougars?

    Quote Originally Posted by scotty30-06 View Post
    Anytime solo camping is a risk....big fire and dog are always great way to keep critters at bay.
    yeah right
    more risk in getting there
    Never say 'whoa' in the middle of a mud hole.

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    Re: Thinking about spending a lot of time camping alone around Sooke, Cougars?

    j, this is BC, not Africa. So far the lions here aren't man-eaters
    have no fear
    Never say 'whoa' in the middle of a mud hole.

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    Re: Thinking about spending a lot of time camping around Sooke, Cougars?

    Better chance of losing your stuff to meth heads....

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    Re: Thinking about spending a lot of time camping around Sooke, Cougars?

    Pee a circle around your camp then stomp your feet and scream "this is my camp ouga chucka!" You should be good.

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    Re: Thinking about spending a lot of time camping around Sooke, Cougars?

    But seriously. If your worried, walk in like you own the place, dont try to be quiet, have a good fire and follow "bear safe practices. If your really worried get a big old can of bear spray and a decent knife. In all my time out there, solo camping included, never had an issue with cats. It's the bears and racoons that ruin a good night's sleep. Keep on trekking!

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    Re: Thinking about spending a lot of time camping around Sooke, Cougars?

    be bear aware keep a clean camp.... have protection,,, more for your comfort lol.... and have fun....
    "Hunting for HEALTH Not TROPHIES"

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    Re: Thinking about spending a lot of time camping around Sooke, Cougars?

    I've been camping and hunting alone for nearly 50 years, much of them on northern Vancouver island. My father shot two cougars right in Port hardy just 'cause. I've seen a half a dozen cougars and have probably have been see by a lot more than that.

    I'd be concerned about letting a toddler run around the fringes of a campsite on the island but as a single adult I'd be more worried about axe-murderers from Nanaimo.

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