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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2018, 04:14:02 PM »
Kertson is a very capable bio.

Also, a top male like that does indeed kill a lot of dispersing juvenile male cougars!
He's totally capable, and really knows lions.

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....  :)
His track was big, but not ridiculous.  I cut the track in a tiny skiff of powder (>1/4") so it was a 'true print' without snowshoeing or exaggerating size.  His hind pad was just over 2.5" and his stride at a walk around 42"

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2018, 04:20:05 PM »
Only good cat is a dead one, kinda like a wolf...both deer and elk killers
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2018, 04:32:15 PM »
Damn! Pure killing machine right there!!

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2018, 05:02:45 PM »
So who is who in the picture?
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2018, 08:37:59 PM »
Only good cat is a dead one
I disagree.  As a hound handler a dead cat is no good at all. 

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2018, 08:51:06 PM »
That is an awesome cat no matter what anybody thinks of it!  My grandpa ran hounds since the sixties, and I can only remember if one he ever talked about being over 200.  It was killed north of Twisp.  Great pic Bart.

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2018, 09:32:51 PM »
Only good cat is a dead one
I disagree.  As a hound handler a dead cat is no good at all.

 :yeah:, can't say I'm much of a hound guy anymore but it's all about having something to chase

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2018, 10:11:05 PM »
Any more pics? Doesn't look 200lbs....
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2018, 04:31:07 AM »
Beautiful animal,all the years I've spent in the woods I've seen two. What cool predator

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2018, 04:57:52 AM »
He does in this picture.

@machias this is the only picture I took of the track.  (you probably know) A quarter is almost exactly one inch diameter

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2018, 05:10:09 AM »
Big, powerful animal.
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2018, 05:14:28 AM »
and still out there eating wildlife

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2018, 07:20:56 AM »
and still out there eating wildlife

and so are you?... knock it off with your negativity, you are repeatedly making comments in threads that make people with a lot of knowledge and insight not post here any more.

Great job Bart! You guys are collaring alot of critters this year  :tup:
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2018, 07:29:26 AM »
Great thread. 

Thank you guys for posting pics of that monster. 

I haven't seen hundreds of cats, but I've seen enough to know that he is a BRUTE. 

That had to be exciting. 
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2018, 07:34:15 AM »
Only good cat is a dead one
I disagree.  As a hound handler a dead cat is no good at all.

We run hounds in Idaho where at least we can keep the cats in check. How are we keeping them in check in Washington State? By all the hunters. Not. How many guys you know of kill a cat just by being in the woods, not many. Most guys have never seen a cat in the wild. I am pro dogs trust me but here in this state they need to have a game plan for reducing numbers of cats in Lincoln county especially. In the past 4 years we have seen deer numbers drastically reduced in Lincoln county, luckily not on my farm but not far away. Its not from blue tongue either. So how are we keeping the cougar population in check? So why do you think a dead cat is no good, just wondering? Im not saying killem all Im saying we need a way of controlling numbers the same thing goes with bears. We have so many bears on our farm on camera and no one that trys to hunt them ever sees them just walking around. If we don't come up with a way to keep numbers in check the over population will just get worse. We have 5000 acres and I have 14 different bears that I can identify, seems like a lot for that amount of ground.
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