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Succesful unsuccesful deer hunt
« on: October 29, 2017, 09:35:34 AM »
I've had a horrible deer season this year and I'm hearing most people saying same. Usually I have no problem harvesting a mature blacktail but this year the deer are winning. I procrastinated and didn't buy my Aberdeen South weyco permit before they were sold out so I've been hunting areas im not as familiar with. I did however run into a mountain lion Friday evening and was very surprised that it stood and stared at me for quite some time. Usually when I see these animals (which is rare) it's a very brief encounter and Usually only see a flash which leaves me pondering what I just saw. I was a little shocked to see this one as I was deer hunting and I took my time and had to do a mental checklist before shooting. Is it cougar season? Yep. Do I have  tag? Yep. Do I see any kittens? Nope. All the while this cat stood perched on a stump enjoying the evening Sun starting directly at me. Mental checklist complete I fired and dropped it instantly and I had harvested my first ever mountain lion. It won't let me add pics because it says The file is too large does anyone know how to make that work?
« Last Edit: October 29, 2017, 09:46:28 AM by elkaholic_74 »
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Re: Succesful unsuccesful deer hunt
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 09:43:06 AM »
I see a dead kitty. Nice job.

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Re: Succesful unsuccesful deer hunt
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 10:02:21 AM »
Nice job!

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Re: Succesful unsuccesful deer hunt
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 11:06:40 AM »
Sweet!
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Re: Succesful unsuccesful deer hunt
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 11:31:14 AM »
That is way better than killing a mature buck in my book. Nice job!
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Re: Succesful unsuccesful deer hunt
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2017, 12:18:15 PM »
nice cat congrats

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Re: Succesful unsuccesful deer hunt
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2017, 12:22:37 PM »
Nice, you just did your deer hunting good deed for the year.
Seriously though congratulations on a beautiful cat. Any plans? Rug?
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Re: Succesful unsuccesful deer hunt
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2017, 02:04:46 PM »
Wondering if u we're gonna post this :tup:
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Re: Succesful unsuccesful deer hunt
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2017, 03:56:31 PM »
Very nice! Is that the stump that it was on in the first pic? Probably a good reason for no deer around! Great job! PB

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Re: Succesful unsuccesful deer hunt
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2017, 05:02:29 PM »
Nicely done :tup:
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Re: Succesful unsuccesful deer hunt
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2017, 05:31:06 PM »
awesome cat - nice

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Re: Succesful unsuccesful deer hunt
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2017, 07:10:57 PM »
Nice job fella

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Re: Succesful unsuccesful deer hunt
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2017, 07:14:44 PM »
Congrats on a nice mountain lion.!  I wouldn't mind trading that for a nice buck.. Most of us will never have a good chance at a cougar.

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Re: Succesful unsuccesful deer hunt
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2017, 07:18:15 PM »
Awesome man congrats! Can't wait till my turn comes hopefully someday!

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Re: Succesful unsuccesful deer hunt
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2017, 07:19:05 PM »
Yes that is the stump it was on, I was going to do a rug but my wife talked made into a full body mount. She said I'd regret it if I don't and after some thought she is right.
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