collapse
GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR GPS MAP Bearpaw Outfitters, Quality Hunts for over 30 Years

Author Topic: Cat Hunting  (Read 650 times)

Offline donsk16

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 32
Cat Hunting
« on: October 01, 2010, 07:49:19 PM »
I have a desire to go try to shoot a cougar this winter!  Never hunted for them, never even seen one (been stalked by one, never saw it, just the tracks).

I would/could easily hunt the coastal or south cascades areas.

I have read other people's posts and threads about it and it sounds like:

1.  I need snow.
2.  I need to call.

I would be going with a partner, and I was just wondering if anyone had any basic pointers about a novice going out and trying it (especially from the calling regards!)

Thanks!!!

Offline gramps

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2007
  • Posts: 630
  • Location: Walla Walla
Re: Cat Hunting
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 08:43:49 PM »
There are several posts in this section about calling cats.  Most are from last winter.  The biggest thing is to be able to stay as motionless as possible while calling and to call for an hour or more.  Cats are very cautious when they come in.  On two occasions, I have found tracks where a cougar came in to my calling and then sat down for a bit....I never say him and found the fresh tracks when I left the area.  I think they most likely saw me move as it was cold...like 10 above.  Good Luck...it is exciting  !!
It never changes, but it is always different.

Offline carpsniperg2

  • Site Sponsor
  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+84)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 25778
  • Location: Goldendale,WA
Re: Cat Hunting
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 10:32:36 PM »
if you do a search threw here, you will find some great info on calling and setups and such. its a kick in the pants for sure ;) good luck to you in your quest :tup:
Owner: SPLIT DIAMOND TACTICAL
Firearms/Transfers/Parts/Optics
2011 HW Head Competition Winner

 

* Recent Topics

2018 Special Permits: Drawing Results by PlateauNDN
[Today at 12:00:10 PM]


champion 3100w inverter review. by Machias
[Today at 11:56:19 AM]


Cougar population in WA state over time? by bigmacc
[Today at 11:56:18 AM]


washington draw by ctwiggs1
[Today at 11:55:34 AM]


Montana OIL results are up. by Duckhunter14
[Today at 11:53:49 AM]


goats by ctwiggs1
[Today at 11:37:48 AM]


Joined the Traeger Family by Knocker of rocks
[Today at 11:35:55 AM]


anyone built kit planes? by Special T
[Today at 11:34:58 AM]


Pack horse company by cavemann
[Today at 11:34:24 AM]


I-1639: Washington state's latest gun control initiative by Cougartail
[Today at 11:34:11 AM]


Wenaha-Tucannon Backcountry Mule Deer? by bigmacc
[Today at 11:20:50 AM]


Travel Trailer batteries by huntandjeep
[Today at 11:14:24 AM]


Cannon gun safe by Fl0und3rz
[Today at 11:13:20 AM]


Morels by nitroelk
[Today at 11:07:30 AM]


Steelies by 762Armo
[Today at 11:03:59 AM]


On grizzlies, Washington can learn from Montana by wolfbait
[Today at 11:00:43 AM]


Properly cooking bear meat by Duckhunter14
[Today at 10:44:38 AM]


Come on already by Rainier10
[Today at 10:43:43 AM]


MT not sure if this is a wolf or what is it? by ctwiggs1
[Today at 10:32:58 AM]


Yamahas any good? by bornhunter
[Today at 10:32:11 AM]