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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2017, 11:29:25 AM »
Good luck out there and stay warm. If you see a couple call some friends and have them tag out

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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2017, 12:48:35 PM »
So Josh got me pretty warmed up to the whole conservation thing and taking males and mature males and all that on that darn goat hunt.  Dale and his guys are cougar guys so I am sure they will get me dialed in.  He already told me that by looking at tracks they can tell if it is a tom or not and approximate weight.  They won't chase a 110 pound cat if I am not going to shoot it so we will talk about that when they find the track and make a decision.

I swung for the fences on my archery elk hunt this year and passed what were some pretty nice bulls and I am okay with that.  I am confident that we will get on a cat worthy of tagging but it is hunting.  I might not have a clear shot in the tree and it might leave the tree before I can get there or get the shot off.

Anything can happen.  I do know it will be a great experience no matter if I fill the tag or not.

Not sure what this "or not" thing is you speak of.

You have to fill your tag. If you don't, your going to have half of the HuntWa crew after you for not doing your part to reduce the predator population.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2017, 01:14:31 PM »
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2017, 01:17:38 PM »
Oh you know me.  I am going to give it everything I have.

Pain is temporary, never give up, whatever it takes, nobody said it would be easy they said it would be worth it and of course we're almost there are all words to live by.  I'm just not wired to give up.  If I don't get one it won't be because of lack of effort.

I have had one of my most memorable seasons this year and I haven't personally filled a tag, yet.  I really hope I fill this one.  It's gonna be a long off season if I don't get some sort of kill under my belt.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2017, 01:23:59 PM »
Good luck, cougar is on my list too. I would love to one day be able to try a hunt with dogs.

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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2017, 01:40:28 PM »
I am looking at this as my third OIL hunt this year.  Colockum archery elk, tagging along on Josh's goat hunt and now this hunt.

I booked this one two years ago never imagining that I would draw the elk tag or be asked to tag along on the goat hunt.  Cost is just under $5k so $100 a month for the last two years and it is paid for.  It's not something I am probably going to do again so I am going to really take it all in and enjoy it.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2017, 06:26:14 PM »
On the road. Hope to be there by 1-2am.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2017, 06:39:47 PM »
IN!


Good luck! so jealous!  I've never been in a hound chase they outlawed it just as I was getting a start on it then *poof*  anyways I hope you bag a giant scarred up old battle cat (but no broken teeth)  :chuckle:


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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2017, 06:47:15 PM »
Good luck! And thanks for sharing the story.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2017, 06:54:13 PM »
 Drive safe. :tup:
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2017, 07:10:07 PM »
Best of luck.  :tup:
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2017, 11:00:16 PM »
In idaho
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2017, 11:08:13 PM »
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2017, 06:53:40 AM »
Very exited for you! Good luck. :tup:

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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2017, 08:40:50 AM »
The suns been up two hours, no cat yet.  :chuckle:
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