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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #45 on: March 08, 2018, 11:21:17 AM »
@WAcoyotehunter, are you the gentleman on the left or right?
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #46 on: March 08, 2018, 11:22:46 AM »
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #47 on: March 08, 2018, 11:23:06 AM »
I'm in the middle

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2018, 11:35:02 AM »
Bart your cat is now making the rounds on Facebook.  :)
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2018, 03:19:01 PM »
thats 1 big kitty...thanks for sharing
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2018, 03:46:45 PM »
My friend Cody got a monster down here in Oregon a couple years ago that made the rounds on social media. They weren't able to get a weight on him but guessed he was around 200 lbs. I had no idea what a cat that size would look like so I always assumed the weight was a little exaggerated. After seeing this WA cat I don't think they were far off.

I bet that cat is 200+, if it got a hold of you game over.  :yike:
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2018, 06:52:19 PM »
That OR cat is a big one- it could be 200. 

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #52 on: March 08, 2018, 07:38:43 PM »
Sweet article. Beautiful cat. Couldn’t imagine seeing one that big.
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #53 on: March 09, 2018, 08:03:03 AM »
I wonder how many more are running around that size now.  With no hound hunting that guy made it through his youth when he was most susceptible to opportunity hunters taking him out.  Now he has plenty of experience, he is massive and probably the most efficient killer roaming the woods.  I would love to see the data coming back from that collar on what his range is and how often he kills.  It would also be cool to go to the kill sites and see what his main diet is.  Also if he eats the entire kill or moves on for fresh meat.  I think a ton can be learned from the collar placed on this massive cat.

If they ever brought back hound hunting I bet the first two years you would see some massive cats.
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #54 on: March 09, 2018, 08:27:47 AM »
I saw one a couple years ago cross HWY 20 around Easy Pass trail head, three jumps to cross the road, and it was huge, now seeing these two cats I bet this one was easily 180lbs plus.
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #55 on: March 09, 2018, 09:54:45 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"

That was a sleeper track, sometimes they can really surprise you.
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #56 on: March 09, 2018, 10:07:50 PM »
On the local radio the bio was saying that this is part of a predator/prey study. That was good to hear, but I'm just wondering if Weilgus has any hand in this study? Weilgus' past studies have led to less management of cougars in WA. @WAcoyotehunter

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #57 on: March 10, 2018, 08:02:28 AM »
On the local radio the bio was saying that this is part of a predator/prey study. That was good to hear, but I'm just wondering if Weilgus has any hand in this study? Weilgus' past studies have led to less management of cougars in WA. @WAcoyotehunter

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No, he is not involved at all.

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #58 on: March 10, 2018, 08:08:30 AM »
On the local radio the bio was saying that this is part of a predator/prey study. That was good to hear, but I'm just wondering if Weilgus has any hand in this study? Weilgus' past studies have led to less management of cougars in WA. @WAcoyotehunter

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No, he is not involved at all.

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #59 on: March 11, 2018, 07:35:49 PM »
Got this one a little over a week ago in Idaho just for fun what do you think he weighs?

170+ a little, nice cat.  :tup:
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