I used to go deer hunting myself when I was in high school. One year in the news they were talking about cougar sightings in the area that I lived. One of my grandma’s friends saw it running alongside her car a few days before the season opener. While I was sitting near a tree line watching an open field where a lot of deer were known to run through.
I heard something running behind me. I turned around and nothing was there. Looked back at the field and there is a cougar bolting out of the tree line I was sitting at and through the corner of the field into the trees about 50 yards or so from where I was at.