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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2018, 07:42:35 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

Right on, way better pic. What a stud cat!!
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2018, 07:47:46 AM »
Thanks so much for sharing, wacoyote! He's a beautiful animal. And that track is massive!
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2018, 08:01:31 AM »
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.

So based on this theory, would we be better off targeting young males and females in an effort to actually reduce the predator population? Could that be said for all predators?

It makes sense I suppose. When we want to reduce herd numbers of deer or elk, they issue doe and cow tags.
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2018, 08:03:31 AM »
Awesome photos Bart, thanks for sharing.  Living the dream!!  I was at a mule club banquet the other night and spoke with Debbie Fauser, says she knows you.  :)
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2018, 09:07:35 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.

I agree with you 100% Craig.  Who is paying for all this collar study? We are the hunters.  There has been collar studies done before and the results show the same thing.  Predators kill and they need to be managed.  Bart is a great hound man and supports his trade.  I use to be a hound man too...use to be.
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2018, 09:11:54 AM »
Oh man, he looks really happy up in the tree.... NOT!   :tup:  What a toad.
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2018, 09:33:21 AM »
Cool.
I sure hope he didn't get a head ache when he dismounted the tree.

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2018, 09:45:41 AM »
Not every picture posted needs to start an issue. Sometimes, pictures of wildlife are just cool pictures. Some people need to quit finding something to get angry over in everything they see.
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2018, 10:20:16 AM »
Not every picture posted needs to start an issue. Sometimes, pictures of wildlife are just cool pictures. Some people need to quit finding something to get angry over in everything they see.

Easy with that sensible talk, Pman.
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #39 on: March 07, 2018, 10:33:47 AM »
Sorry. I regain control occasionally.
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #40 on: March 07, 2018, 09:46:16 PM »
 :tup:what a great cat love the tree pic

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #41 on: March 07, 2018, 10:01:52 PM »
Real nice cat!  That's a deer / elk  eating machine right there.
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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #42 on: March 07, 2018, 11:19:14 PM »
Pretty amazing!

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Re: 196 Pound Washington Lion!
« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2018, 10:54:00 AM »
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.

 

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