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Ellensburg cougar hunt advice
« on: December 17, 2021, 04:16:28 PM »
I get a few hours away from the family tomorrow morning (12/18)...looking to take a walk and call in a cougar.  Any advice where to go would be appreciated.  I have a jeep and am willing to walk a several miles for the right spot.  Thanks!

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Re: Ellensburg cougar hunt advice
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2021, 04:23:49 PM »
Sounds like a solid plan to me.


The only other option you have is to find a fresh track, and then follow it while barking like a dog.
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Re: Ellensburg cougar hunt advice
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2021, 04:25:22 PM »
Sounds like a solid plan to me.


The only other option you have is to find a fresh track, and then follow it while barking like a dog.

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Re: Ellensburg cougar hunt advice
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2021, 04:30:15 PM »
I forgot to mention the wounded sheep costume I'd be hiking in...maybe get in a wrestling match with a wolf?!!!

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Re: Ellensburg cougar hunt advice
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2021, 04:46:57 PM »
Sounds like a solid plan to me.


The only other option you have is to find a fresh track, and then follow it while barking like a dog.
Just follow the track until you find a lion at the end.  If you bump him, keep after it.  They won't go far.  Keep walking until you get your shot

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Re: Ellensburg cougar hunt advice
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2021, 05:02:56 PM »
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Re: Ellensburg cougar hunt advice
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2021, 05:13:51 PM »
Look for tracks from the vehicle
Be careful if you bail and follow
Deep canyons and a circling cat are kinda sketchy with the weather thatís forecast
The cats will be around the feed (elk)

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Re: Ellensburg cougar hunt advice
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2021, 08:59:06 PM »
Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Ellensburg cougar hunt advice
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2021, 09:16:05 PM »
anywhere in the canyon will give you at least a chance at a cat.  They're in there killing lots of deer.  Make sure you wear neutral gang colors so you don't get shot in a drive by.

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Re: Ellensburg cougar hunt advice
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2021, 08:45:07 PM »
Get up at 230-300 am in the morning and drive until you cut tracks!! Stomp
Them out and then make a circle drive on the surrounding roads to make sure he hasnít crossed. Then pray the other 5-10 other guys  doing the same donít jump your track at daylight . Only thing holding you back is common sense and fear . Just a little hint not much cat sign down lower country  yet .  Good luck and have fun


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Re: Ellensburg cougar hunt advice
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2021, 12:46:25 PM »
I guess my buddy's dog tree'd this cat in their yard for a minute this AM and it split through the neighbor's yard when his wife pulled the dog inside. This is along 97 near Teanaway. Could be some good trackin out there!

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Re: Ellensburg cougar hunt advice
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2022, 07:40:04 PM »
How did it go?

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Re: Ellensburg cougar hunt advice
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2022, 07:09:23 AM »
I guess my buddy's dog tree'd this cat in their yard for a minute this AM and it split through the neighbor's yard when his wife pulled the dog inside. This is along 97 near Teanaway. Could be some good trackin out there!
This is my neighbor. I guess thereís a big Tom around the neighborhood too.


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Re: Ellensburg cougar hunt advice
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2022, 07:38:21 AM »
I guess my buddy's dog tree'd this cat in their yard for a minute this AM and it split through the neighbor's yard when his wife pulled the dog inside. This is along 97 near Teanaway. Could be some good trackin out there!
This is my neighbor. I guess thereís a big Tom around the neighborhood too.


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For many homeowners, that is a giant tom :chuckle:

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Re: Ellensburg cougar hunt advice
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2022, 07:41:11 AM »
I guess my buddy's dog tree'd this cat in their yard for a minute this AM and it split through the neighbor's yard when his wife pulled the dog inside. This is along 97 near Teanaway. Could be some good trackin out there!
This is my neighbor. I guess thereís a big Tom around the neighborhood too.


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For many homeowners, that is a giant tom :chuckle:
Hahahaha yep


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