First cougar called in

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by gunaddict, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. gunaddict

    gunaddict Well-Known Member

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    My friend Randy and I went cougar calling Saturday. No snow!:cool: 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 shit that's a cougar. I started shaking violently, from my feet to my head. I am trying to get my shit together:rolleyes:. I move my gun slightly as I feel the whole blind is moving:cool:. 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 downgun) 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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  2. cowboy

    cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Congrats - nice job.

    I would say you had enough gun for that distance :)
     

  3. hicap25

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    Cool story , like the pics.
     
  4. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    awesome!
     
  5. spdrman

    spdrman Well-Known Member

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    Congrats that's awesome!
     
  6. turbines

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    Beautiful Cat! The tail on that thing is amazing
     
  7. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Bucket list stuff-it won't get that good again for a while.
     
  8. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    Good shooting. Congrats. What will a mount cost?
     
  9. drbill

    drbill Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome. I bet your cremaster muscle contracted during that whole deal as well. Good job!!!!
     
  10. gunaddict

    gunaddict Well-Known Member

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    Full body mount is $1800.
    Or almost, 2 gun builds.gun)
     
  11. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking Kitty, that thing was in bow range. :D Congrats.
     
  12. dstark

    dstark Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Nice work, I am interested in your scouting. Have you seen cats out there before or just calling where you saw sign? I would love to give it a try but it sounds like it takes a lot longer sets and probably tons of scouting to make it happen.
     
  13. MtPockets

    MtPockets Well-Known Member

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    DANG!!!! That is SO COOL!!! Not only a really nice cat, but an incredible story to go with it.


    Congrats!!!
     
  14. Rupe

    Rupe Well-Known Member

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    That is.Cool! Congrates! Now you can start your own forum called " Short Range.Hunting" or how to ruin your shorts hunting . Very exciting hunt! again Congrates!
    Rupe