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Found a fresh lion track! Edit: wolf spoiled the hunt
« on: March 15, 2020, 12:36:14 PM »
I took my pups for a walk a couple miles from the house and found lion tracks going all over in the fresh snow. There was a really nice track that had to be from yesterday morning and it was skirting the back of a ridge and I knew a road leading around to the top. So we hiked on up there and cut the track again but this time super fresh. No melting or crust to it. I had my dogs and camera and decided to follow the track and see where it went for a evening hunt or tomorrow morning hunt. Ended up losing the track and my dogs decided to run every track in 100 yards so I headed back to make a plan.

Just ordered all the electronic sounds from rainshadow to load onto my caller. Giving up on these other sounds Iíve been using unsuccessfully.

Measured the stride by laying my rifle along the track and marking my barrel- 39-40 inches. So should be a Tom right?

And Iím marking a couple of OnX spots that look great up there. Nice clear cut and rock cliffs.

Pictures are the first tracks I cut, we had snow day before yesterday and then again yesterday morning.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2020, 07:16:58 PM by Tracker0721 »
May my presence go unnoticed, may my shot be true, may the blood trail be short.

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Re: Found a fresh lion track!
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 12:39:41 PM »
Using dogs? Not the best idea posting that :twocents:
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Re: Found a fresh lion track!
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 12:44:04 PM »
My pups are an Anatolian and a Great Pyrenees mutt. No hounds or sniffers on them. Just walking em to get exercise and carrying a bunny rifle as I havenít killed a rabbit this whole year. Nothing illegal so why hide it?
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Re: Found a fresh lion track!
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2020, 12:48:29 PM »
 :tup:
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Re: Found a fresh lion track!
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2020, 07:16:17 PM »
So I hiked back up there and let the area sit for 15 minutes or so. Started with fawn distress and after a few minutes tried the cougar whistle. Sat quiet and tried again. Mid call the unexpected happened. A WOLF STARTED HOWLING FROM THE HILLTOP TO MY LEFT! Weíve got the wolves but so far no ones reported one or even talked about one being within a long ways of the one I found. Iíve got a few videos and you can hear him howling. I ruined my lion hunting and started howling back and got the wolf to come in but he held up in the woods. I definitely didnít see that coming. Iíve only ever called them in Montana so thatís actually my first Washington wolf Iíve called in.
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Re: Found a fresh lion track! Edit: wolf spoiled the hunt
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2020, 07:27:35 PM »
Good luck getting the cat.   
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Re: Found a fresh lion track! Edit: wolf spoiled the hunt
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2020, 07:57:32 PM »
Looks like a good cat, hope you can get out after it again.

Very cool howling the wolf in!
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