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Re: Cougars in Entiat/Slide ridge
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2019, 02:49:03 PM »
It was a pretty decent 3x4....... in my mind it was a good one. I was about 1.5, maybe 2 miles from my truck. So I was pretty uneasy all the way back there. If I had a cougar tag I might have shot it, but still all those what if’s were running through my head.

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Re: Cougars in Entiat/Slide ridge
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2019, 02:50:40 PM »
When I spotted it I front of me, he wasn’t completely expired yet, but when that cat hammered the deer it hit it pretty hard and actually rolled the deer. There’s some force behind those animals that’s for sure!!! Made me think......!!

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Re: Cougars in Entiat/Slide ridge
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2019, 03:08:35 PM »
If you can't shoot it, break out the phone and video that bad boy!

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Cool experience either way.
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Re: Cougars in Entiat/Slide ridge
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2019, 03:43:22 PM »
Lost opportunity........

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Re: Cougars in Entiat/Slide ridge
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2019, 04:29:02 PM »
It was a pretty decent 3x4....... in my mind it was a good one. I was about 1.5, maybe 2 miles from my truck. So I was pretty uneasy all the way back there. If I had a cougar tag I might have shot it, but still all those what if’s were running through my head.

That's a great deer. Any harvested deer is a good deer IMO. Hard to say what I'd do in that situation with no tag. Try to scare it off? Of course then you have to field dress and pack it out with the cat still in the area. Imagine looking up every second while gutting..I might pass on that risk!

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Re: Cougars in Entiat/Slide ridge
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2019, 09:01:14 PM »
Are you going to go back???.....look for the antlers....should be very close to where you left it. 
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Re: Cougars in Entiat/Slide ridge
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2019, 11:31:52 PM »
Are you going to go back???.....look for the antlers....should be very close to where you left it.

 +1, since you shot it it should be tagged regardless how bad the cougar worked it over. :twocents:
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Re: Cougars in Entiat/Slide ridge
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2019, 03:57:55 AM »
That’s a tuff one. You did shoot it but you did not kill it, the cougar did. So I don’t know that I would’ve gave it up that easy but I don’t think I would tag it if I was unable to get it backI guess the lesson learned and make sure you’re buying your cougar tag every year. I buy them religiously so I would not have had to made the choice. I would have shot the cougar off the top of the deer and then had an awesome taxidermy bill when I was done

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Re: Cougars in Entiat/Slide ridge
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2019, 04:41:12 AM »
Are you going to go back???.....look for the antlers....should be very close to where you left it.

 +1, since you shot it it should be tagged regardless how bad the cougar worked it over. :twocents:
tag it even though a cat stole ummmm NO ! That makes zero sense

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Re: Cougars in Entiat/Slide ridge
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2019, 05:33:12 AM »
Go to town get cougar tag and go watch deer, he would come back more than likely to his fresh kill.... If patient probably could of had them both.

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Re: Cougars in Entiat/Slide ridge
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2019, 06:30:21 AM »
I had a cougar come in to my turkey setup in the fall a few years back. Spooked me pretty good just like you were saying. Only $5 more to add cougar with small game. Needless to say I don't hunt without a cougar tag in my pocket anymore.
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Re: Cougars in Entiat/Slide ridge
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2019, 08:43:48 AM »
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