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Calling Lions Works Again

 
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:27 PM
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Calling Lions Works Again

Finally made it out to try and call a lion today. The weather hasn't been great, no snow to speak of. Anyways this young tom came in behind me. Not real sure why but I did the molasses head turn and caught him in my peripheral vision. As soon as I knew it was a cat I raised the rifle and turned enough to make the shot. I hit him head on lengthwise with the first shot at 15 yrds. He crumpled at the shot but righted himself and was up and running in about a second. The next shot at 40 yards hit him at 7 oclock at the base of the tail and he piled up again as he went out of sight. We found him about 15 yrds past that piled up for good. I usually use something a bit bigger but this trip I grabbed my daughters .243 pushing old school 75 gr Barnes X bullets.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:31 PM
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Re: Calling Lions Works Again

nice job.
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Congrats! Were you using a hand call?
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Re: Calling Lions Works Again

ORWAPITIHUNTER,

Give us the scoop on your technique of calling. I too love "talking to animals".
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You are the man! I would love to know the call type and sound, by the title of your post I assume you have done this before. I envy you!
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:05 PM
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Re: Calling Lions Works Again

I posted a couple of pics of other cats that came to the call on this thread.

Lion calling


They are...
A 150 lb tom in the snow.
A 140 lb tom wearing a dead radio collar.
A 100 lb tom.

The one I shot today was 95 lbs. But eye level at 15 yrds sure made him seem bigger!!

Distress calls from an electronic caller.
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Re: Calling Lions Works Again

At 15 yards, I bet he did look huge.
Way to go!!!
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