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Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« on: September 01, 2015, 12:00:03 PM »
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2015, 12:02:28 PM »
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2015, 08:14:10 PM »
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2015, 08:26:06 PM »
Awesome stories. Ive been absorbing as much of your info as I can.  :tup: getting a cougar is a major life goal for me. Thanks to you i may actually have a chance.

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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2015, 10:46:57 PM »
Didn't recount this one.......... but you might like it even better!!!

Actual video footage, before, during, and after, taking a foothill neighborhood "problem cat!" Actual footage! Real time! No edits!

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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2015, 05:45:58 AM »
Tagging along
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2015, 12:20:13 PM »
Love the videos. Keep up the good work
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2015, 06:00:48 PM »
Thanks! Just starting, many more to come!
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2015, 01:07:02 PM »
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2015, 12:26:23 PM »
Yes definitely need more videos. Looking forward to my calls. Thanks for your time.
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2015, 10:08:30 PM »
Awesome videos!! Thanks for sharing

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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2015, 09:22:31 PM »
Thanks guys, I have a few more to do, and a few more to make fresh. Looking forward to calling this year, hope we get some snow.... last year was a bit frustrating!
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2015, 09:56:51 PM »
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2015, 10:56:32 PM »
Hope this is ok for this thread.

I found some fresh lion tracks today. I followed what I could till I found an area where I could call and still kinda see( everything was super thick and steep!) I found a good spot to hide and pull out my e caller..............dead! Won't even turn on. So I pull out couple hand calls and try to tuck in the brush a little more and start with fawn distress pausing every 30 sec or so to listen.  After a bit I hear a whistle about 150 yards up the hill, Then another one about 200 yards to my right. They talk back and forth a a few times with the second one getting a little closer. Then I do another set and I hear one last whistle so I do it back best I can with my voice. All quiet! After a few mins I hear this gargley cough sound just fifty yards away. I scan the area with just my eyes but just couldn't see in that area(thick firs) I sat there for a long time still as death but after a while I heard something leaving. 

Any tips how this could have played out better? What did I do right and should I do diffrent to change the next hunt. I know snow would help me see better but after last winter I think I need to learn to hunt these cats with or with out snow. Thanks for any advise you can offer
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2015, 08:29:43 AM »
Yes, absolutely............. CHARGE YOUR CALLER!!!!

Great call-in! Probably 2ish year old littermates, or grown young with Mamma still hunting together. Would love this story on my website, did you take any pics of the spot?
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2015, 02:18:32 PM »
Yes, absolutely............. CHARGE YOUR CALLER!!!!

Great call-in! Probably 2ish year old littermates, or grown young with Mamma still hunting together. Would love this story on my website, did you take any pics of the spot?
caller is all good with fresh battery's!!!! I wish I had taken a pic of the location. I did take a pic of the track. After wards I kicked my self for not taking a pic as I went over the hunt walking out. I did mark it on my gps and earlier in the year I found tracks down the mountian  lower.  For now on I will.   Last year I found deer bones scattered all over this mountian! I'll be hunting it again in the future.

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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2015, 11:20:52 AM »

Here's one where I called the cat in, but never saw it. I got a vocal response and sat for a long time throwing the kitchen sink at it, but nothing. This video was with a little digital camera right there on stand. The cat was very likely within rifle range as I took this video, but probably knew I was there.

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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2015, 12:14:11 PM »
Ok I posted these videos, and Jasnt's story (O-19) to my Call-in story page...

http://rain-shadow.com/cougar_callin_stories.htm

If anyone else has any call-in stories, PLEASE let me know! Thanks!
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2015, 12:26:57 PM »
Ok I posted these videos, and Jasnt's story (O-19) to my Call-in story page...

http://rain-shadow.com/cougar_callin_stories.htm

If anyone else has any call-in stories, PLEASE let me know! Thanks!

i have another call in story for ya from 2013 mf elk season. I'll write it up today. This one was visual confirmation but no vocals.
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2015, 01:44:43 PM »
Finally starting to work with some of my video footage, learning to stack together and edit and stuff. This isn't great, but it's a good start!



Some Call-In stories re-told...







Didn't recount this one.......... but you might like it even better!!!

Actual video footage, before, during, and after, taking a foothill neighborhood "problem cat!" Actual footage! Real time! No edits!




Here's one where I called the cat in, but never saw it. I got a vocal response and sat for a long time throwing the kitchen sink at it, but nothing. This video was with a little digital camera right there on stand. The cat was very likely within rifle range as I took this video, but probably knew I was there.




5 total videos... so far... still working on this!


Here's one about the infamous "Cougar Scratch" or "Pile" or "Mound"...

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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2015, 08:18:19 PM »
Another story to post soon on the call-in story page.
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2015, 12:09:50 PM »
Just posted Call-In Story # A-17 on the call-in story page...

http://www.rain-shadow.com/cougar_callin_stories.htm

This page does include links to all of the videos as well, embedded in their written stories.

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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2015, 05:48:21 PM »
Here's one about the infamous "Cougar Scratch" or "Pile" or "Mound"...

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NEW LION CALLING STORIES!!!
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2015, 02:02:07 PM »
Merry Christmas!

Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I just posted 5 new stories on my Cougar Call-In Story page:

http://rain-shadow.com/cougar_callin_stories.htm

The new ones are RS12, O20, O21, A18,  &  A19.

Still have a couple pics to post with them, but the stories are up!

Enjoy! Thanks for reading!



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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2016, 09:05:36 PM »
This was on my friend's ranch.  Haven't seen much sign the last couple years on that particular ranch though.  Some years the tracks are all over especially around the water troughs. 

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/rare-photo-shows-8-cougars-on-game-trail/

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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2016, 02:39:44 PM »
Thanks for sharing all your information, it has been very helpful to my many failures in this area, knowing what I'm doing wrong.  Seeing the set ups you do on video and you explaining your tactics is very helpful.  The two cats that I have not been successful getting have both come in from downhill from me and I was set up facing uphill.   :bash:  I guess you just never know. 

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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2016, 07:51:16 AM »
Thanks for sharing all your information, it has been very helpful to my many failures in this area, knowing what I'm doing wrong.  Seeing the set ups you do on video and you explaining your tactics is very helpful.  The two cats that I have not been successful getting have both come in from downhill from me and I was set up facing uphill.   :bash:  I guess you just never know. 
thats interesting. I have only ever had one cougar approach from down hill and it was while I was talking to 2 cats above me. It came from below but went around and came back on same level as me.
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2017, 10:43:02 AM »
Posted a new Call-in Story on the page... http://rain-shadow.com/cougar_callin_stories.htm

Newest one is Story "O22"

Really good intentional target species with a hand call!
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« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2017, 10:49:26 AM »
Posted a new Call-in Story on the page... http://rain-shadow.com/cougar_callin_stories.htm

Newest one is Story "O22"

Really good intentional target species with a hand call!

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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2017, 11:04:14 AM »
Still working on it, might have to go through the web host's filter or something...
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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2017, 01:09:20 PM »
Posted RS13 now too...
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« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2017, 09:48:30 PM »
good info. very motivating

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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2017, 10:20:57 PM »
good info. very motivating

He Kinda' makes the case that if you focus on lion calling that success is available, doesn't it? 

I have found success in what I have focused on in the past and have met Steve and just need to "get my mind right."   Getting my "mind right" once you have kids combined with when you have the nut cracked in other hunting endeavors seems to work out better in theory than in practice though for this hombre'.

I know damn well that I can be in a position to take another really nice black tail, I know that I will shoot a lot of pheasants, I know that I will shoot a lot of rockchucks and I could give up one or the other and be a cougar killing machine, year in, year out, using Steve's guidance, but so far the commitment I want to happen... just hasn't happened... yet.     

 

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Re: Monkeying with Videos - Lion Calling
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2017, 11:39:29 AM »
good info. very motivating

He Kinda' makes the case that if you focus on lion calling that success is available, doesn't it? 

I have found success in what I have focused on in the past and have met Steve and just need to "get my mind right."   Getting my "mind right" once you have kids combined with when you have the nut cracked in other hunting endeavors seems to work out better in theory than in practice though for this hombre'.

I know damn well that I can be in a position to take another really nice black tail, I know that I will shoot a lot of pheasants, I know that I will shoot a lot of rockchucks and I could give up one or the other and be a cougar killing machine, year in, year out, using Steve's guidance, but so far the commitment I want to happen... just hasn't happened... yet.     

 
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