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Offline bigdub257

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2023, 08:20:47 AM »
Excellent!!! Great way to start the day!

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2023, 08:24:55 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.
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 #17 on: December 04, 2023, 08:30:49 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

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2023, 08:36:08 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:

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2023, 08:40:34 AM »
Nicely done!  Nice cat!  Attempted that one time but the cat never treed up or bedded - just kept going.  Congratulations!
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2023, 08:44:24 AM »
Great story, and we'll done!  Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2023, 08:45:03 AM »
Oh wow! That is a beast and I can only imagine how fun that hunt was. Great job!

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2023, 08:56:49 AM »
Congrats!  And ty for taking the time to share.  Was curious where the cat was hit when you shot it that it didn't expire?

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2023, 09:10:07 AM »
Excellent hunt, thanks for sharing.👍
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2023, 09:11:50 AM »
 :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:
Couple pics of me with cat on my shoulders. Iím 5í9Ē 175 pounds. My buddy hugging the cat is 6í1Ē.
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2023, 09:13:24 AM »
Send your story in to Bugle or Outdoor Life. Had me on the edge! Great cat.
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2023, 09:16:52 AM »
Congrats!  And ty for taking the time to share.  Was curious where the cat was hit when you shot it that it didn't expire?
Because it turned into a real rodeo after it bed down itís tough to tell. I think I hit it in the right rear knee.  That bone was KOíd.  I was shooting a 300 win mag, just enough gun for the job :chuckle: itís possible that the concussion of it hitting the cliff itís just scared the crap out of the cat. My buddy shot it bedded and then twice as it was running at him so there are holes in and out of  front to back.

Iím just glad itís dead. A wounded cat is no joke. Iím really glad it walked away from my buddy versus pouncing on him from the cliff it was hiding in above him.
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 #27 on: December 04, 2023, 09:19:35 AM »
Totally agree with Piano.  Would be a great contribution to the outdoor magazines. 

Some cats do achieve awesome size, like the 204 pound tom that WDFW biologists collared a few years ago.  I think it was somewhere in northeast WA.  But that's probably pretty uncommon.

Again, congrats to Rainier10 on a real feat. 

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2023, 09:25:21 AM »
Congratulations and thank you, you saved a lot of deer and elk👍

Great story, once again, thank you.

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2023, 09:26:53 AM »
Congrats and awesome story! One less cat in the state  8)

 


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