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Offline 7.62Warbird

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Best way to bait and call Cougar.
« on: September 18, 2011, 08:55:23 AM »
Would really like to knock one down this year. Well I mean one that I get to keep and tan. ;) So what works for calling them in? How about baiting? Is it legal to stake a goat or chickens to the ground in the woods for live bait?

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Re: Best way to bait and call Cougar.
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 09:44:27 AM »
As far as I know a goat is legal.  Other cougar calls (the mating calls) are supposed to be the most effective for getting a tom.  Cow elk calls and deer fawn calls are good for any cougar.  Another thing that works for some is to find a fresh kill and then use a coyote call, they will come to chase off the coyote.

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Re: Best way to bait and call Cougar.
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 12:13:43 PM »
It's legal to bait lions, but I believe you'd be waisting your time with a live goat or live anything.  I don't think it would be worth your trouble or very effective.  As far as calls I would contact Rainshadow1, he has cutting edge lion sounds that do work.
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Re: Best way to bait and call Cougar.
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 02:08:37 PM »
I don't cougar hunt bit I have always been told to talk to rainshadow1 for sounds and that the best cougar bait is their own kill.
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Re: Best way to bait and call Cougar.
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 07:02:30 PM »
I used a foxpro caller with one of rainshadow1's calls and a fawn in distress call to call in and take a large male.  Also used a little decoy that wiggles and the cat was focused on that as he came in.  The story was posted here in Feb '10    The most thrilling hunt I have ever been on.  Can't wait for this season to get here.
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Re: Best way to bait and call Cougar.
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011, 07:05:44 PM »
Can't wait for next year, I WILL get a Lion in 2012!!

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Re: Best way to bait and call Cougar.
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2011, 07:24:53 PM »
Don't skip 2011...lol
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Re: Best way to bait and call Cougar.
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2011, 07:41:13 PM »
Im S.O.L for 2011, not enough bling!!

 

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