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Offline tlbradford

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196 Pound Washington Lion!
« on: March 05, 2018, 09:33:21 PM »
Good Lord @wacoyotehunter This is amazing.
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 09:39:04 PM »
Big ol' cat.  Is he in the witness protection program?   ;)
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 10:00:00 PM »
Tranqued, tagged and released?
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 10:13:21 PM »
Tranqued, tagged and released?

Collared I believe.
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 03:31:55 AM »
Tranqued, tagged and released?

Collared I believe.
He is fitted with a GPS collar.  This cat is awesome, they don't get much bigger! 

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2018, 04:20:23 AM »
What part of the state?
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 05:42:43 AM »
Another deer eating machine released

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2018, 05:44:02 AM »
Big cat.  I'm a little disappointed.  I'd like to see a different group of guys in that photo.

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2018, 07:59:16 AM »
What a stud cat!!!
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2018, 08:22:52 AM »
What part of the state?
Up in NE Washington

Another deer eating machine released
Not exactly 'released'... he was already living there and doing his thing.  He probably eats mostly elk.  I suspect this lion has killed wolves, other lions, and coyotes effectively for half a decade.  If you want more deer, a lion like this is helpful.  He probably kills more lions in a year than most hunters will in their lifetime.

What a stud cat!!!
He is extraordinary.  I'm glad he was a gentleman...the dogs wouldn't stand a chance against a cat like this.

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2018, 01:45:34 PM »
Big cat.  I'm a little disappointed.  I'd like to see a different group of guys in that photo.

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2018, 02:04:33 PM »
Big cat.  I'm a little disappointed.  I'd like to see a different group of guys in that photo.

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Im guessing he would rather hunters who killed it be in the photo?  Which were my thoughts as well, then I read WAcoyotehunter’s response, maybe he’s better alive?
“In common with”..... not so much!!

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2018, 02:09:01 PM »
Gotcha.
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2018, 02:09:58 PM »
Kertson is a very capable bio.

Also, a top male like that does indeed kill a lot of dispersing juvenile male cougars!

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2018, 03:14:52 PM »
Bart, you got any photos of his track or his stride?  Did he give you much of a run?  Not too many guys have ever treed a cat that big....or ever will....  :)
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