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Re: Calling Cougars?
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2019, 09:08:14 AM »
Been watching this thread.  I am stuck at number 19 of called cougars, but didn't get out much last winter.

Lotta good info on this thread.  I consider Rainshadow's site and stories of call-ins the single best source for info on calling lions.  If you think as you read, in some of the stories the person reveals info about called cougars that the story teller hasn't grasped himself. 

Just wanted to add that animals differ just as humans do, and we try too hard sometimes to expect all of them to do what one did.  IE. my son and I have had cougars run toward a call within 60 seconds of the start of the sound, stroll in, sneak in over an hour's time, sneak close then lie down and watch the person calling or the electronic caller.  Some vocalize as they approach, and some make no sound on approach to the same calling sound.  Re sounds, we have heard cougars make a wide variety of sounds.  Rainshadow has recordings of most of those sounds.  IMO precise sound is the least critical factor in calling cats but I strongly prefer to use cougar vocals.

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Re: Calling Cougars?
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2019, 01:36:11 PM »
3rd calling session today.  This was supposed to be a cougar.  Oh well, ill take it.

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Re: Calling Cougars?
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2019, 01:44:31 PM »
Ya, I'd have taken that too  :tup:   Itching to get out there!

whats that chewed up thing with the dog print on it?

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Re: Calling Cougars?
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2019, 01:45:30 PM »
Its a cat track, not a dog track.  Fawn call, solid ivory.

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Re: Calling Cougars?
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2019, 01:46:38 PM »
Its a cat track, not a dog track.  Fawn call, solid ivory.


nice!  Ya now I see the track  :chuckle:

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Re: Calling Cougars?
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2019, 01:50:08 PM »
Looks like the .243 put a spankin on it....... :yike:

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Re: Calling Cougars?
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2019, 02:19:14 PM »
Ya, I'd have taken that too  :tup:   Itching to get out there!

whats that chewed up thing with the dog print on it?

I was thinking what is the thing with the chewed up Maalox bottle? Did the yote chew the end off it?
But it is a neat call.

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Re: Calling Cougars?
« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2019, 02:21:37 PM »
Ya, I'd have taken that too  :tup:   Itching to get out there!

whats that chewed up thing with the dog print on it?

I was thinking what is the thing with the chewed up Maalox bottle? Did the yote chew the end off it?
But it is a neat call.

I thought it was a freshette director at first glance   :tung:



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Re: Calling Cougars?
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2019, 03:06:53 PM »
Ya, I'd have taken that too  :tup:   Itching to get out there!

whats that chewed up thing with the dog print on it?

I was thinking what is the thing with the chewed up Maalox bottle? Did the yote chew the end off it?
But it is a neat call.

I thought it was a freshette director at first glance   :tung:


 :dunno:  Google is a world of information.  I guess I am a bit behind the times..

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Re: Calling Cougars?
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2019, 03:08:02 PM »
No idea what a freshette director is.  Here are a couple better pics of the call though.  http://www.predatormastersforums.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3167956#Post3167956

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Re: Calling Cougars?
« Reply #40 on: December 03, 2019, 03:18:28 PM »
I was just kidding you, love the call  :tup:







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Re: Calling Cougars?
« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2019, 03:36:52 PM »
That is an Awesome call Bango.

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Re: Calling Cougars?
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2019, 06:09:52 PM »
Pretty depressing day.  Went to a mountain i havent hunted in 5 years.  Therecwas always plenty of deer there.  North side of the mountain i did find lion tracks, and a very few deer tracks.  Called with no response that im aware of.  Decided to hike to the south side of the mountain.  Hardly even a deer track to be seen anywhere.  Just a damn wasteland.  Not even worth the time to call.  And the real crazy thing is, i didnt even see one single coyote track.  Tomorrow morning im going back to where i know there are deer, lions, bobs and tons of yotes hanging around.  Maybe ill get lucky and whack the cat that ripped up my buck.

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Re: Calling Cougars?
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2019, 11:06:35 PM »
Iím seeing the same in my areas.  Ghost town
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Re: Calling Cougars?
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2019, 05:25:02 AM »
Well good luck out there what call are you using

 


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