Hey, koolminx, cougar's some of the tastiest meat there is! A bunch of us had some barbecue from a 60-pounder, a half-grown. Scrumptious! I can't run with the dogs, but I can hang a rag soaked in bacon grease on my south pasture fence and sit around and wait.
Our mule deer population down here in the desert is sparse; maybe four to the section. I've tried baits as attractants, just to check for movement. I've tried corn, calf manna, game blocks, salt blocks and alfalfa hay. All I get are javelina and feral cattle. No deer tracks around the dinner table. Damfino.
Might's well try Kool-Aid. Or apples, but then again, what would a mule deer know about apples?