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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #135 on: March 28, 2024, 08:56:26 AM »
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #136 on: March 28, 2024, 11:17:49 AM »
Hopefully I can shoot one this weekend and my wife or father in law can shoot the other. If we can at least get one that would be great. I can shoot the other one in April.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #137 on: March 30, 2024, 10:19:27 AM »
There appears to only be one. Came in last night from 1-3am.
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #138 on: March 30, 2024, 12:56:30 PM »
Hiked through the cliffs where I thought it would be and nothing.

Hopefully I get a shot tomorrow.
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: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #139 on: March 30, 2024, 05:06:54 PM »
Hiked through the cliffs where I thought it would be and nothing.

Hopefully I get a shot tomorrow.
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #140 on: March 31, 2024, 08:45:54 PM »
Really windy all night last night. No cats showed up.

Frustrating.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #141 on: April 01, 2024, 07:50:09 AM »
Back last night.  :bash:
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #142 on: April 01, 2024, 09:40:18 AM »
Maybe I missed it, but are those rib cages and parts staked down? I am really surprised  they haven't drug them to somewhere with a little more cover.

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #143 on: April 01, 2024, 11:12:51 AM »
They are not. They are picked pretty clean. I stuffed a frozen block of my trimmings from butchering the elk, fat and silver skin into the rib cage and then stuffed the lower leg bones and hooves through the ribs trapping the meat inside making it tough to get out. Once it thaws it just loose scraps so you canít grab it and run away with it all at once.

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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #144 on: April 02, 2024, 07:11:46 AM »
Back again as a pair.
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #145 on: April 02, 2024, 07:23:01 AM »
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #146 on: April 03, 2024, 07:43:36 AM »
Iím thinking todays photo looks like a solo male and yesterdays photo is either two sibling sub adults or a mother and a subadult.
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #147 on: April 03, 2024, 07:52:02 AM »
Iím thinking todays photo looks like a solo male and yesterdays photo is either two sibling sub adults or a mother and a subadult.

Nice cam shots.

I agree with you on the two, they appear to be smaller, probably yearlings. The lone cat looks more like a female to me, possibly the mother, possible a young tom, but toms are longer than females and that adult cat doesn't look long enough to me to be an adult male. You will probably never know for sure!
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #148 on: April 03, 2024, 07:54:11 AM »
Iím thinking todays photo looks like a solo male and yesterdays photo is either two sibling sub adults or a mother and a subadult.

Nice cam shots.

I agree with you on the two, they appear to be smaller, probably yearlings. The lone cat looks more like a female to me, possibly the mother, possible a young tom, but toms are longer than females and that adult cat doesn't look long enough to me to be an adult male. You will probably never know for sure!
I really appreciate your input Dale. I just hope I can kill one of these cats and hopefully that will help connect the dots.
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Re: Walked a cougar down
« Reply #149 on: April 03, 2024, 10:46:03 AM »
I should also say I appreciate all the input on this thread and the PMís Iíve received. These cats are driving me nuts.
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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