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Cougar Down Guys!
« on: November 22, 2022, 08:59:29 PM »
So I been kinda bummed out lately and deer season was pretty bad. Just couldn't put a horn on anything,snow crunchy step-step. Just not at the right place right time.
Tag Soup was just kill in me.
So I went to the dentist,and they say he is out all week with  covid. So I was thinking I would get this decoy thing that go on the FoxPro and take the boy ,predator hunting.
Sportsman warehouse nope doesn't have one that fits my model ,go to North40 ,ya they have it. 75.00$.
I come home get it all setup,my wife says.
You just bought a 75 dollar cat toy,laugh at me and such.
So next day ....today rolls around.
I'm getting pretty excited to try this baby out.
I ask the boy if he wants to come with,he says no.
And he has a cougar tag!
So with the snow storm coming and all.
I was just gonna check one of my trail cam,then about a half mile away in another draw.
So like an hour to check cam,another hour to call.
Checked cam done.
So I walk to this draw,and setup the FoxPro in the bottom in this open spot.
I climbed back up on the side I walked in on.
About a 100 yards from the call.
Now I went through my hand calls night before and found one that sounded like one on the electric call.
I started with a hand call for the first few minutes.
Then a few minute pause ,then fired up the FoxPro.
About half volume,which was a bit quieter than my hand call.
Let it play for 5min,paused for 5 min .
Let it play some more,then paused for a few minutes.
Did my hand call for maybe a minute,then turned the FoxPro back on
This all took place in 30min.
So I'm just thinking yup,waste of time.
And I see something cut across the hillside on the other side of the draw. Then I see it .
Oh crap ,that's a cougar,no freaking way.
It on it way down the hill,then it stops in like a pounce stance.But it's like a good hundred yards up the other side of draw. Kinda facing me but down hill.
It's a little higher up on its side then I was on my side.
Safety comes off ,of course.
So I try to free hand it ,I'm shaking like a leaf.
I'm like we'll maybe it will come down closer.
So I very slow step over to a big fir tree.
So I wait maybe 30 seconds to a minute seemed like forever.
I'm thinking that sucker isn't gonna comment to the call,it's just sitting there.
I was like screw it,put my rifle up against the tree to try and rest it.
Take the shot.
That thing is flip ,flipping all over ,then I see it tumble down the hill ,but behind some brush.
Now by this time the snow is rolling.
I'm like man I better get on it ,I could see blood on the hillside in the snow ,but still the falling snow would cover up a blood trail.
So I drop down grab the call ,start over that way.
I see a set of fresh tracks closer to the call then the cat I shot was. I'm thinking was there two cats or was the one I shot all over here in the brush or what.
So I'm solo here,and I'm seeing tracks that are not from my cat.
I finally found him
Notched my cougar tag for the first time.
Not a giant by any means.
That's the story anyway.
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Re: Cougar Down Guys!
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2022, 09:08:12 PM »
There you go! Nice

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Re: Cougar Down Guys!
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2022, 09:11:09 PM »
 :tup:  Well Played.

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Re: Cougar Down Guys!
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2022, 09:11:36 PM »
Boom!  Good work.
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Re: Cougar Down Guys!
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2022, 09:12:02 PM »
Nice 👍

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Re: Cougar Down Guys!
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2022, 09:14:07 PM »
Good deal and very lucky. Typically itís many and I mean many stands to get a lion. Right place right time!
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Re: Cougar Down Guys!
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2022, 09:15:32 PM »
Wow! Congratulations! Quite the story.

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Re: Cougar Down Guys!
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2022, 09:16:40 PM »
Awesome job and congrats

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Re: Cougar Down Guys!
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2022, 09:16:55 PM »
Great job and the deer plus us hunters thank you

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Re: Cougar Down Guys!
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2022, 09:19:19 PM »
Awesome man  :tup:

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Re: Cougar Down Guys!
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2022, 09:29:23 PM »
Good job 👍.

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Re: Cougar Down Guys!
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2022, 09:32:49 PM »
Congratulations, the cat toy bit was hilarious  :chuckle:
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Re: Cougar Down Guys!
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2022, 09:36:39 PM »
Thank you for saving some deer and elk!


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Re: Cougar Down Guys!
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2022, 09:38:03 PM »
Congratulations, hunter399! That is awesome! Thanks for sharing your story.  Curious to how thick the timber was. Are you on the west side or east side?
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Re: Cougar Down Guys!
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2022, 09:39:25 PM »
Easy money. Great job and congrats.

 


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