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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2023, 11:44:41 AM »
Here is his bed of leaves under the cliffs.
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I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2023, 11:55:55 AM »
Nice job
Always wanted to do the track em down
Congratulations
Great cat
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2023, 11:56:28 AM »
Dream scenario! Those pics of a 145# cat really put into perspective how big the BIG ones are.
I canít imagine what a 180 pound plus cat would be like.

And how many of those 180 pound cats on the net are actually 140-150  :chuckle: cause that is certainly a big mature tom, looks huge in that second pic. Congrats to both of you that is absolutely awesome!! Dandy cat and cool way to hunt him
They arent all 170-180?  :dunno: :chuckle:
The 180 pound lions only run with the 350 pound bears. 
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #48 on: December 04, 2023, 11:57:16 AM »
Great story, that would have been very exciting. I was wondering what happened when your friend had the cat at ten yards and didn't take a shot at that time? Was he just wanting to let you have the first shot?

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #49 on: December 04, 2023, 12:11:07 PM »
Love it, saved a few deer that's for sure! Full body mount!!!  congrats
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2023, 12:14:38 PM »
Well Done! Was like reading a Jim Corbett story about tiger hunting. I for some reason thought all dead cats were "almost 200 lb" and all killed bears were about "300 lb". sarc

I bet a lot of animals we like to chase were saved by your perseverance and dedication to go after one animal. And thanks for reminding us that being a good neighbor can pay off in unexpected ways.

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2023, 12:15:57 PM »
Great story, that would have been very exciting. I was wondering what happened when your friend had the cat at ten yards and didn't take a shot at that time? Was he just wanting to let you have the first shot?
So the plan was for me to shoot first, right up until the cat was ten yards above him, then it was shoot now and shoot a lot but before he could get the gun up the cat was going away and figured I would have a better shot.

I should have killed this sucker with my shot but Iím going to be honest when I saw how close it had been to him and how big it was compared to him I got a little rattled.

Once it was wounded in the thick stuff I would have preferred to switch positions and go in after the cat but there was too much opportunity for something to go haywire in the switch. I told him if he had a shot to shoot and shoot a lot which he did.

He tagged the cat since he killed it. We are going in together on the mount and putting it on the wall at my cabin next to my raffle elk.
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: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2023, 12:21:43 PM »
Well Done! Was like reading a Jim Corbett story about tiger hunting. I for some reason thought all dead cats were "almost 200 lb" and all killed bears were about "300 lb". sarc

I bet a lot of animals we like to chase were saved by your perseverance and dedication to go after one animal. And thanks for reminding us that being a good neighbor can pay off in unexpected ways.
I was super happy the neighbor gave us permission and he was the first one I texted pics to.

When the tracks went onto his place I was 80% sure it bedded there but cougars can go a long way in a day.

It was 8am at that point and I didnít want to bug him so we hiked all the way around his place first to make sure there were no tracks leaving his place. Little trick I learned from hunting with @bearpaw outfitters. No point of going into a drainage if the cat already crossed it and went out the road on the other side.

After looping all the way around it was later in the morning and I texted him. Super nice that he understands the need to balance predator and prey. Canít thank him enough.

Lots of things had to go right for this to end the way it did. Thankful the stars aligned.
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: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #53 on: December 04, 2023, 12:24:30 PM »
Great story, that would have been very exciting. I was wondering what happened when your friend had the cat at ten yards and didn't take a shot at that time? Was he just wanting to let you have the first shot?
So the plan was for me to shoot first, right up until the cat was ten yards above him, then it was shoot now and shoot a lot but before he could get the gun up the cat was going away and figured I would have a better shot.

I should have killed this sucker with my shot but Iím going to be honest when I saw how close it had been to him and how big it was compared to him I got a little rattled.

Once it was wounded in the thick stuff I would have preferred to switch positions and go in after the cat but there was too much opportunity for something to go haywire in the switch. I told him if he had a shot to shoot and shoot a lot which he did.

He tagged the cat since he killed it. We are going in together on the mount and putting it on the wall at my cabin next to my raffle elk.
That's pretty cool ,you got a partner that will pitch in.
Help each other out.
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #54 on: December 04, 2023, 12:50:49 PM »
That is most excellent Rick! Nicely done!  :tup:
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2023, 01:31:54 PM »
Well.....    that's just dandy!!   :tup:
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #56 on: December 04, 2023, 01:47:59 PM »
Thatís awesome. Thanks for posting!
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #57 on: December 04, 2023, 01:54:33 PM »
Great work! Nice cat!!

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #58 on: December 04, 2023, 03:22:56 PM »
That's awesome! Congrats!
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #59 on: December 04, 2023, 03:30:46 PM »
Man I got hit the snow and look for cat sign. Good job and congratulations!

 


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