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First cougar called in

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Unread 01-20-2013, 02:28 PM
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First cougar called in

My friend Randy and I went cougar calling Saturday. No snow! First 2 stands calling no luck. 45mins calling.
3rd stand we walked out this ridge approx 500yds and set up. We were approx 100yds from a 10yr old unit on the ridge. We were using a portable blind. Started calling at 11:10am with the Foxpro fawn bleat and approx 11:40 a caught movement real close. I noticed a ear then it's face. Holy **** that's a cougar. I started shaking violently, from my feet to my head. I am trying to get my **** together. I move my gun slightly as I feel the whole blind is moving. I look through the scope and I can barely see the cougar, the netting from the blind is blocking my objective lens. So I move the gun slowly again, and the cougar catches the slight movement, it takes 2 steps directly towards me. It is fixated on me now. Eyes are locked in at my direction, Randy says at this time the cougar uses sometype of cougar screaming lingo. I don't remember cause I am shaking so bad, adrelinen is pumping and I am just trying to make the shot. So I put the cross hairs on the chest of this cougar, take a really big breath, exhale somewhat and squeeze the trigger. Cougar down The blind goes flying and the high fives start. And then I tell Randy I need a chew. As I just quit the day before. The cougar was 20 steps from where I shot from. I used a 270WSM 130grTTSX.
I had left my pack with camera at the truck . Well that won't happen again!. So we dragged the female cougar approx 400 yds down to the road. I think it will weigh between 70 and 80lbs. That's where we took pics. Going to do a full body mount. Have to take it to Oregon Fish and Wildlife Monday morning to get it checked in.
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    Unread 01-20-2013, 02:45 PM
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    Re: First cougar called in

    Congrats - nice job.

    I would say you had enough gun for that distance
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    Unread 01-20-2013, 02:46 PM
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    Re: First cougar called in

    Cool story , like the pics.
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    Unread 01-20-2013, 05:25 PM
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    Re: First cougar called in

    awesome!
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    Unread 01-20-2013, 06:18 PM
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    Re: First cougar called in

    Congrats that's awesome!
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    Unread 01-20-2013, 10:27 PM
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    Re: First cougar called in

    Beautiful Cat! The tail on that thing is amazing
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    Re: First cougar called in

    Bucket list stuff-it won't get that good again for a while.
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