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Cougar 2021
« on: December 01, 2021, 08:51:27 AM »
I wish I could have shot every cougar I have seen but as we all know you barely see or get the opportunity !  I have seen one or two every year for the last several years !
One encounter he saw me and tried jumping over a thick briar patch and was stuck trying to get away ! All I had was my bow and pistol and by the time I got in range he got threw !

I live in the middle of the elk herd and always have elk close by !
This year , we havenít seen them much So I decided to put up a few cameras and see whatís prowling around my house at night ! Within 2 days I would know why !

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Re: Cougar 2021
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2021, 09:10:32 AM »
Story is to long so I have to grind it out 😂

So once I figured out where he was hanging and new what times he was in the area I made a blind and decided to sit on him ! Well 16 hours later , sitting in the evening and at 1st light he decided to show up !  I just bought a new Bergara rifle in a .243 and it needed broken in ! Never imagined it would be on a cougar hanging around my house 😮😂😂. Now the elk are happy and have returned and are back to eating well !

Since late bow season started I have found 4 different cat tracks and all 4 trailcams I have put out this year , all have cougar on them ! Bear and cougar are seriously getting a lot of blacktail and need some serious harvesting !

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Re: Cougar 2021
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2021, 09:11:41 AM »
Tag..  looks like a big ol mature kitty.

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Re: Cougar 2021
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2021, 09:14:00 AM »
Oh boy, I'm in.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

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

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Re: Cougar 2021
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2021, 09:26:39 AM »
So you where just sitting,no calling,or anything.
I'm about ready to throw my fox pro against the wall.
I've been out a few times since general deer closed.
That fox pro is junk. I've called coyote a few times with hand calls ,never anything with that dang fox pro.

I guess maybe a handful of crows ,that's about it for my fox pro adventures.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Cougar 2021
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2021, 09:30:43 AM »
I had a cougar causing problems on my sheep hunt this year so I now have a Foxpro E-call and I'm hoping to put a cat in the freezer; and on the wall.

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Re: Cougar 2021
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2021, 09:57:57 AM »
So you where just sitting,no calling,or anything.
I'm about ready to throw my fox pro against the wall.
I've been out a few times since general deer closed.
That fox pro is junk. I've called coyote a few times with hand calls ,never anything with that dang fox pro.

I guess maybe a handful of crows ,that's about it for my fox pro adventures.
  I pretty much patterned him ! But then I gave him a bite to eat 😂😂

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Re: Cougar 2021
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2021, 10:04:40 AM »
Sorry not letting me post pictures !!  Frustrating ! Some text me and I send them and you can post them for me ????  JB 360 333-9726

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Re: Cougar 2021
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2021, 10:16:49 AM »
Sorry not letting me post pictures !!  Frustrating ! Some text me and I send them and you can post them for me ????  JB 360 333-9726
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Every father should remember that one day his children will follow his example instead of his advice.


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Re: Cougar 2021
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2021, 10:36:20 AM »
So you where just sitting,no calling,or anything.
I'm about ready to throw my fox pro against the wall.
I've been out a few times since general deer closed.
That fox pro is junk. I've called coyote a few times with hand calls ,never anything with that dang fox pro.

I guess maybe a handful of crows ,that's about it for my fox pro adventures.
  I pretty much patterned him ! But then I gave him a bite to eat 😂😂
Congrats man
Can't wait to see pics
 :tup:
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Cougar 2021
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2021, 10:38:23 AM »
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Nice kitty.👍
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Re: Cougar 2021
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2021, 10:43:02 AM »
That looks like a big one.
Right on 👍
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Cougar 2021
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2021, 10:44:45 AM »
Dannnnnnnng yo! Nice cat. Tell us you are getting a full body done.

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Re: Cougar 2021
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2021, 11:07:13 AM »
Great job, great cat and awesome fur. Full body mount that sucker.
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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Re: Cougar 2021
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2021, 01:23:11 PM »
Very cool! Congrats! And thanks for posting the story. 

 


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