2013 Mtn Lion

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  1. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    My first cat. We have hound hunters that we call upon any time we wish but I like spot and stalk. Cat numbers are way down and this is the only one have glassed this year. He seemed large enough to shoot at. Wound up being 600 yards.
     

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  2. Hunter2678

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    weight?
     

  3. BrentM

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    Didn't weigh him. Had to skin and pack out. Length nose to tail is 7' 2". Going to be up the wall next to these two when I figure out how to arrange things. The cat is 1" longer than the wolf.
     

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    Move the wolf pelt as far over to the corner as it will go, put the elk in the middle and the Mtn. Lion pelt can go on the other side of the elk with both the wolf and Mtn. Lion pelt angling up towards the elk like the wolf pelt is?
     
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    What are you a flricking interior designer?
     
  6. Korhil78

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    Yes...Yes I am. Now go eat a twinkie.
     
  7. Korhil78

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    BTW...that is pretty awesome how you hunt those lions. Spot and stalk on those has to be pretty darn tough! Congrats!
     
  8. BrentM

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    Thanks. It is a lot more challenging for sure. Here we have a female quota so you have to be careful to not shoot one if it is closed. I have glassed 23 cats, if memory serves me right, the past few years. This is the 2nd cat I thought was a shooter. The rest were females with kittens or juvenile cats.

    Hound hunting is pretty cool though. The guys usually just take pictures and let them go. Fun to watch those dogs work. Just not my style of hunting.
     
  9. 188MULE

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    I've heard they are good eating is that true?
     
  10. BrentM

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    Some people love bear and cat meat. I am not a fan of either. Probably a mental block for me.
     
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    I don't care for bear, although I've heard some say cat is really good. Have never had the chance to try it. Nice cat by the way.
     
  12. tinytree

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    man, that is a nice one! what state are you in?
     
  13. BrentM

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    Thanks guys. Idaho. Kind of a cool deal for me, as it had a couple of firsts:

    First cat.
    First kill with my LR rig.
    First kill over 320 yards.

    I really enjoy the depth of difficulty of spot and stalk hunts so this one makes the $1000 to rug it worth it. LOL
     
  14. ski0617

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    Beautiful animal!