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Offline trophyhunt

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How to call in a big cougar?????
« on: October 24, 2020, 11:01:43 PM »
So hunting in Hancock today we saw a huge cougar, this cat was at least 8-9 feet long w it’s tail. Huge head, was about 60-80 yards away when we saw it the first time. Ran to an opening and it ran through before I could get the rifle on the sticks. What is the best way to call this big cat in????   Can he be called in?? Female in heat calls, rabbit in distress, fawn in distress???  Run calls for 30 minutes consistently or????
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Re: How to call in a big cougar?????
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2020, 11:22:41 PM »
First off, drink a stiff whiskey and leave out the 8 or 9 foot out if you want to be taken seriously :chuckle:

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Re: How to call in a big cougar?????
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2020, 11:41:02 PM »
Box of White Zinfandel, some flattery, for the bigger ones you may need doughnuts, chocolates or ice cream. Tell them "real women have curves"  :tup: :chuckle:
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Re: How to call in a big cougar?????
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2020, 11:51:24 PM »
Ok, so this is my 5.5 year old male, he’s 7’ from nose to tail.  So, tell me I’m crazy for guessing this cat today at 8-9’.  I’ll accept your apologies
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Re: How to call in a big cougar?????
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2020, 11:53:29 PM »
I asked how to call in a big cat. If you don’t have a clue, wtf are you commenting?
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Re: How to call in a big cougar?????
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2020, 05:38:31 AM »
I've have some experience with cougars... They are much like a bobcat, very cautious  and ambush hunters most of the time. They can and will hang-up for long periods and observe. My advice is a e-caller set as far away as possible but insight of you. Spend an hour minimum calling and have a good sized hunk of fur hanging in/over a bush.In most cases they won't charge in to find out what is going on except when they think another cougar or coyote is taking "their" food.

Camo and little movement is important! These are observations from thermal hunting coyotes.

As for the upright ones..I didn't do anything but look good. They are hunters and do all the work if you have what they want.. :chuckle:
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Re: How to call in a big cougar?????
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2020, 06:55:10 AM »
This is why huntwa is dying..... way too many trolls just waiting to come out with their snark a$$ remarks offering no insight or advice.   Let's just do everyone a favor and sit on your hands!
 As far as the cat i don't have a ton of experience getting them to come in, I think luck plays a big role
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Re: How to call in a big cougar?????
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2020, 07:41:24 AM »
Is there a chance mtn muley has a bit of cougar experience? No reason to be offended....its not like he kicked your dog lol

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Re: How to call in a big cougar?????
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2020, 07:51:03 AM »
Good luck with the hunt, hope to see a tape on him!

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Re: How to call in a big cougar?????
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2020, 08:09:40 AM »
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Re: How to call in a big cougar?????
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2020, 08:33:20 AM »
Never measured my cat until now.  A tom just shy of 7 ft at 2 years old. For what its worth :dunno:

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Re: How to call in a big cougar?????
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2020, 08:38:52 AM »
I've have some experience with cougars... They are much like a bobcat, very cautious  and ambush hunters most of the time. They can and will hang-up for long periods and observe. My advice is a e-caller set as far away as possible but insight of you. Spend an hour minimum calling and have a good sized hunk of fur hanging in/over a bush.In most cases they won't charge in to find out what is going on except when they think another cougar or coyote is taking "their" food.

Camo and little movement is important! These are observations from thermal hunting coyotes.

As for the upright ones..I didn't do anything but look good. They are hunters and do all the work if you have what they want.. :chuckle:
thanks, what type of call should I use? This will be in western wa and prob around mid December.  Cougar in heat, distressed deer or rabbit etc?  Volume up all the way ?  Thanks again. 
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Re: How to call in a big cougar?????
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2020, 08:40:12 AM »
Box of White Zinfandel, some flattery, for the bigger ones you may need doughnuts, chocolates or ice cream. Tell them "real women have curves"  :tup: :chuckle:
ok, this is funny!!   :chuckle:
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Re: How to call in a big cougar?????
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2020, 08:41:28 AM »
I asked how to call in a big cat. If you don’t have a clue, wtf are you commenting?
Relax, that was funny.

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Re: How to call in a big cougar?????
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2020, 08:47:08 AM »
I guess you missed the  :chuckle: trophyhunt? Figured your 11PM post could use a chuckle. Anyhow, wasn't meant to hurt your feelings.......

By the way, I've called in lions, hiked em down, and killed em with dogs. Hope you find him again. :tup:

 


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