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Cougar Tips
« on: November 10, 2015, 10:58:07 AM »
I'm sure not a ton of people go hunting for just cougars but I was wondering if those who do have any good tips.
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Re: Cougar Tips
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 11:25:13 AM »
Save time and $$ don't get hit the bars until after 11pm.  :tup: :chuckle:

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Re: Cougar Tips
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 11:29:24 AM »
Save time and $$ don't get hit the bars until after 11pm.  :tup: :chuckle:


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Re: Cougar Tips
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2015, 11:34:17 AM »
I'm sure not a ton of people go hunting for just cougars but I was wondering if those who do have any good tips.

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Re: Cougar Tips
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2015, 11:34:38 AM »
Red wine. Lots and lots of red wine.

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Re: Cougar Tips
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2015, 11:42:26 AM »
I'm sure not a ton of people go hunting for just cougars but I was wondering if those who do have any good tips.

Fresh snow is your best friend.


Not sure how this would help cougar hunting? Especially after 11pm in a bar? :dunno:
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Re: Cougar Tips
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2015, 11:43:39 AM »
They need a ride home! 8)
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Re: Cougar Tips
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2015, 11:56:32 AM »
Shower, and mind your manners.

They like clean, well mannered men, in my experience.
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Re: Cougar Tips
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2015, 09:32:10 AM »
damn it, wrong cougars.
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Re: Cougar Tips
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2015, 09:45:31 AM »
They need a ride home! 8)


Gotcha! And you can track them to your truck.... :yike:
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Re: Cougar Tips
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2015, 10:03:09 AM »
damn it, wrong cougars.

Oh sorry, those are the only cougars worth actually hunting for.  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Cougar Tips
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2015, 04:24:01 PM »
Showing signs of being a good year for the 4 legged kind! Don't jinx it, but there just might be some tracking snow sooner than later!!!

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Re: Cougar Tips
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2015, 05:07:52 PM »
I've got a trail cam soaking on a pile of kibbles and bits.  Can't wait to check out all the photos.  Boo-yeah!!

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Re: Cougar Tips
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2015, 05:15:14 PM »

http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/audioPop.jsp?episodeId=246630&cmd=apop

I learned a heck of a lot from this broadcast, well worth a listen when you got a spare 30 minutes or so.


It takes patience and time to really understand and put into practice all the information that's in this broadcast.  I called in three lions last year, was busted twice and a 3rd cat I didn't see until it was too late.  I'm just a beginner right now, but I'm seeing the light and getting a grasp on what it takes to call lions routinely, not just stumbling into a successful call but being able to get out there and have a reasonable shot at success.

Most important thing is to call areas that hold lions, then you need to know where to position yourself so you could actually see the dang thing approach, and hold rock still for a solid hour, and not get busted just walking in.  You also want to hide the call so I gave up on decoys all together, opting to hide the call in a natural depression.  The cat will sneak to the call until it can see where the sound is coming from then most of the time just sit and study it, eventually get bored and look around, this is where you get busted so better to have gotten your shot off already.

It really makes calling coyotes child's play I think.   The only real upshot is wind isn't as big of factor as with coyotes, but you can't hold too still for cats, can't emphasize this enough.  I don't think I've been busted by smell alone.  Mostly I'm busted walking in setting up so it's better to scout locations and approaches ahead of time then go in another day to call.

Good luck, the lion numbers are greatly in your favor and I hope that calling lions is demystified, we need to put all of them we can in the dirt.

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Re: Cougar Tips
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2015, 05:28:00 PM »
Our cougar depredation guy here in Republic says, the very best time too get a cat is in a snowstorm...
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