ok here goes. we all see the posts about panthers/mountain lions on here. i have just been told that 2 sets of tracks have been found on my duck lease near locust bayou. also during ML season, a guy had one scream at him from less than 100 yds away, and he says the woods went nuts. deer running everywhere, squirrels barking all around ,ducks getting up off the creek squelling. my question is, if this thing shows itself, and someone shoots it, what is gonna happen. i am looking for the letter of the law here, not just an opinion. the statement says they dont exist, or if they do they are feral. so does that make them like hogs?? or are they protected because there is not a season on them. please help..