I think I know where they went. I recognise one shot, but they may have been other places too. Its in the middle of nowhere for sure, you need a boat or a kayak (kayak makes it an adventure
). Carrying guns is kind of silly, its black bear territory (grizzlies/polar bears are a different story, but they don't live here), they arent interested in us unless you threaten their young. Cougars only go for small people, make yourself big and they run off. I have encountered both of these animals in the wild, its cool, not terrifying. Leave the wild animals alone and they won't bother you. Worst case scenario it eats some of your food, would they shoot it for that?