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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 »
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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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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2017, 10:09:06 AM »
The suns been up two hours, no cat yet.  :chuckle:

No cell service where they’re at.


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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2017, 10:38:05 AM »
The suns been up two hours, no cat yet.  :chuckle:

No cell service where they’re at.


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That’s what this paragraph meant when I read it yesterday. Sarcasm chuckle again.  :chuckle:

I am told that there is no cell service where we will be so I don't know if I will be able to update this thread until I get back.  If I get to service I will do my best to give some updates.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2017, 10:40:59 AM »
Can’t wait to hear about the hunt! Good luck buddy!


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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2017, 02:09:49 PM »
Awesome, good luck :tup:
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2017, 02:38:06 PM »
Good luck! Wolf and a cougar would be epic!

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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2017, 07:20:54 PM »
Good Luck!

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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2017, 09:32:12 AM »
I was hoping for an update

Must be still hard at it!   :tup:
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2017, 09:41:16 AM »
Headed home now. Only had super sketchy cell service that we had to drive too.weather/lack of snow made hunting super tough. Lots of wolf tracks in the area, didn’t see any actual wolves but did see tracks. Had to not release dogs because of wolf concerns. After 6 days of not seeing a cougar Dale was nice enough to extend our hunt. Unfortunately it just didnt happen. I can say that the team worked very hard to find us cats. 120-140 miles of backroads each day starting at 2am, four different trucks going in four different directions. Actually hiked 5 plus miles three different days walking with the dogs for the dogs safety. That country is seriously steep. I am glad that I was in shape. My guide did tell me that 98 percent of their hunters would not have had to or even been willing to hike as far as I did.

We watched Deadpool one night before bed. For those that have seen that movie one line rings true from that movie for me, “maximum effort”.

For my last hunt of the year I once again did all that I could just didn’t fill a tag.

That’s hunting sometimes.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2017, 09:44:37 AM »
Well sounds like the whole crew gave it a honest effort. It's sad when it comes to a point you cannot release dogs because of Wolves.

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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2017, 10:56:27 AM »
Bummer, been checking everyday waiting for a update unfortunately that's not the kind I was Hoping for... been really good hunting down here lately. Did you guys not get snow ?

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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2017, 11:21:40 AM »
We did two days ago and it was snowing when we left this morning.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2017, 11:46:32 AM »
bummer, but still better than working  :tup:
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2017, 04:57:31 AM »
It's nice when a plan comes together but sometimes...it just doesn't.  Way to give it your all!
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2017, 06:24:42 AM »
Bummer no cat but I'm willing to bet it was still an overall good experience. Plus when you go back and get your cat next time it will be a little bit sweeter.

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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2017, 09:55:29 PM »
Best of luck!

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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #45 on: January 06, 2018, 08:17:50 PM »
2018, things have to go my way after a brutal 2017 season.  Hang on because I think you will see that even in 2018 I am still fighting an uphill battle.

Dale was generous enough to call me up and let me know that the weather was looking favorable and I should I come back over and give it another try.  Unfortunately I hd my daughters 13th birthday and couldn't get over there last weekend.  He did have another hunter on standby and if you are following the Bearpaw fall 2017 thread you saw that the hunter connected on a great cougar.

Dale said it would still be good if I could get over there on New Year's day and Kenny and I headed over.

We stopped in Post Falls and got new licenses for 2018.  We arrived at the house at 6pm and we excited for the morning hunt.  There was a ton of snow since we had been there before so I towed my snowmobiles and trailer over for the hunt.

Tuesday morning we were up at 2am and Dale arrived at 3am to head out with us and the other guide in search of cat tracks.

It was a little chilly, 4 degrees.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #46 on: January 06, 2018, 08:20:47 PM »
This was the display on the dash of my truck.  Brian said we could follow him around on snowmobiles or just wait in the truck.  Given the temp we decided we didn't need to go for a 4 degree snowmobile ride.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #47 on: January 06, 2018, 08:25:24 PM »
An hour later Brian was back at the truck with no sign of cougar tracks.  He did notice the tire on my trailer was a little flat.  Apparently the 4 degree temperatures were more than the tires could handle.  He said that if we could handle the tire he would head to the next spot and run another road and we could meet up with him there.  We said we had it under control and off he went while we worked on airing up the tire.

After filling up the tire and disconnecting the compressor I could hear the air leaking out still.  The sun was just coming up and a closer look revealed the tire was junk.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2018, 08:27:01 PM »
We pulled the tire off, left the trailer there and headed to the next location to meet up with Dale and Brian.
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Re: Rainier10's hunt for a cougar
« Reply #49 on: January 06, 2018, 08:32:14 PM »
It was looking like the universe was still against us, the sun was up, no sign of tracks and a flat tire to boot.  What the heck?

At the meeting point Dale showed up from the roads that he was checking and said that he had found a track that was maybe a day or two old and we should talk to Brian who had been in the area recently to see what he thought.

Brian came back and said that he thought it was worth giving a try.  Dale had a spare tire that we could use on the trailer so we headed back to change the tire and bring our snowmobiles around to where Dale had found the track.

We quickly changed the tire and headed to the trailhead.  Brian was just returning from checking the track and said that it was a little old but worth turning the dogs loose.  We gathered our stuff and he loaded the dogs in the trailer.

Off we went with high hopes.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

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

Every father should remember that one day his children will follow his example instead of his advice.


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