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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #135 on: January 13, 2018, 10:11:37 PM »
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #136 on: January 14, 2018, 05:26:39 AM »
Back it today. One last try. Cold as heck. Clear stary night. Saw a shooting star and wished to find a cat. Dale just got back, three different tracks. When the sun comes up we are going to ďrelease the hounds!Ē

Fingers crossed this works.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #137 on: January 14, 2018, 06:41:36 AM »
Great work thinning the cat population! Big thanks from the countless numbers of deer/elk saved. Now time to go get another one.  :tup:

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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #138 on: January 14, 2018, 03:41:35 PM »
Itís an hour later in Idaho than Washington and we just couldnít catch up to the second cat today.

There were tracks everywhere and Kenny decided to swing for the fences and go for the larger cat with lower odds because of snow conditions. Well the snow got thin and then turned to dirt below a rock outcropping. The dogs lost the trail and we couldnít find tracks to put them back on it.

It was still early in the day and Dale said we could run the smaller track if we had time. We decided worse case scenario we would take Toby to an airport and put him on a plane so he could be to work at 7am Monday.

Dogs worked thevtrail hard but the cat just kept moving and they could never catch it. We finally just had to call it and head for home.

We are on the road now and hope to be back home by 3am so Toby and I can be to work by 7.

What an epic hunt. So glad I came over here for the last leg and got to see Toby take his cat and Kenny give it all he had.

For those of you who have seen Deadpool, we gave it ďmaximum effortĒ.

Thanks to Dale and his whole team who also gave it maximum effort.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #139 on: January 14, 2018, 04:07:11 PM »
Way to go, boys. Proud of you!
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #140 on: January 14, 2018, 04:22:12 PM »
Thanks for sharing, what an epic last few days.  You got to be so bagged out be careful driving back! 

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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #141 on: January 14, 2018, 05:21:27 PM »
Oh we are exhausted and driving as a team while one guy sleeps. Always two awake.

Iíll share more pics and details when I get a chance. Also gonna work on the videos.

Most important I have to get back in good graces with the family. Lots of time away. Iíve officially been in Idaho more in 2018 than I have been in Washington.

« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 07:22:55 AM by Rainier10 »
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #142 on: January 14, 2018, 08:23:25 PM »
Very nice. I wish I could get one, but my knees are horrible now.

Be sure to post pictures in a year when you get it back from the taxi. I've heard that weird guy on here, Elkstuffer, is pretty good with stuffing animals.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #143 on: January 15, 2018, 07:25:06 AM »
Made it to bed at 3am this morning and back up and at work today.

Today is gonna suck but I have to get caught up at work.

Roads were clear the whole way home, a little foggy in a couple of places.

Driving by the slide just before Yakima was cool both ways but we were in the dark both times.  I would really like to see that in the daylight.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #144 on: January 15, 2018, 08:37:37 AM »
It's a season you'll NEVER forget.



And for all the right reasons.   :tup:


Congrats to your crew and Bearpaw Outfitters
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #145 on: January 15, 2018, 09:49:28 AM »
Sounds awesome, i need to go and check that out. :drool:

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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #146 on: January 15, 2018, 09:51:39 AM »
My wife finished cutting and wrapping the cougar this weekend while we were hunting.  Looking forward to having some later this week.  I will let you know how it is.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #147 on: January 16, 2018, 09:11:21 AM »
Glad you guys are home safe, thanks for sharing the adventure with us!!
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #148 on: January 16, 2018, 11:30:32 AM »
My wife finished cutting and wrapping the cougar this weekend while we were hunting.  Looking forward to having some later this week.  I will let you know how it is.
Apparently they couldnít wait for me. Everyone said they had some Saturday night and it was good.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #149 on: January 16, 2018, 11:09:01 PM »
Awesome cats guys! I hope to get one someday!

 

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