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Mountain lions
« on: January 03, 2017, 11:01:36 PM »
So my question is this.. can mountain lions be brought in on scent? If so, is it best to use "mountain lion in heat" or regular mountain lion urine? I plan on going out this weekend with my new caller. Supposed to snow as well where I'm heading. I'm
Wondering if any scent (other than scent blocker)would help.

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Re: Mountain lions
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 10:02:13 AM »
I've observed from all my cougar hunting that cougars don't use their nose much.  They go from sight mostly and sound.  They can be called in with a injured rabbit call if they are close by.  If you've got one of the callers that has a moving squirrel tail or something to get their attention that works better.  They are very sneaky and you may never see them because they will sneak in and may discover you first. 
 Human scent doesn't seem to deter them much.  They will even follow your tracks a good ways checking it out and I think mostly by sight but do smell in the track for verification.

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Re: Mountain lions
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017, 10:43:42 AM »
They have the ability to use their nose, far more than a human nose.

They aren't wired to use it for hunting or defense. Unlike canines.

They do, however, use their noses for territorial and social purposes.

It's a technique, but not typically for the hunt you're on. It's a trick extolled by a former (shall we say...) "outspoken" Arizona lion caller, to use cat territorial urine scent (he actually used housecat) to get lions to follow certain ridgelines and bottoms. Over time they became well traveled, and he'd call those areas when he found hot sign.

It'd be a total fluke to have it work on the outing in question, but over a period of time it can direct a cat to an area more frequently so you can get it in to your caller.
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Re: Mountain lions
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 04:33:56 PM »
Alright thanks guys, exactly what I needed to know.