I got my 2nd cougar this weekend

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by rufous, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. rufous

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    Great story and pics. I had a close encounter w/a cougar onece. About 15 yds and all I had was a video camera!!!
     

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    Thanks Rufous ,

    Enjoyed the story and pix . Why don't you tan the hide yourself ? There are kits on the market or you can get instructions of the internet and use readily available materials . I did a fox hide years ago and it is still holding the hair .

    Jim Brown
     
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    That is a good idea but honestly I do not really want the hide. I have a beautiful bear rug and cougar rug and another bear hide and do not want or need another cougar hide in the house. Nor does my wife. So I hope to be able to sell it. If I cannot do that then I will give it to a friend. Rufous.
     
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    Excellent story!

    I had no idea people ate cougar! ....I have to ask; what does the meat taste like?
     
  6. rufous

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    It is the other white meat, very much like pork. Rufous
     
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    I shot one a week before christmas with my bow at 18 yards! The meat is very tasty. I have the world's best recipe for Kung Pow Kitty. It melts in your mouth. Hit me with your email address and I'll send it to you.
     
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    One fine looking Cat! I've always heard rumors that the old timers would rather eat mountain lion than anthing else. Never tried it though. If you ever get tire of the hides, send em to me. I'll take em off your hands. I tan a lot of deer hides Indian style. (Brain Tan) Works great and it's pretty simple to do.
     
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    norsepeak, please send your Kung Pow Kitty recipe to hawkeye@hscis.net so I can give it a try. Thanks, Rufous.
     
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    I would like the recipie as well. I don't have any cat meat to try it with but maybe I could adapt the recipie and make Kung pow Growly bear.?.

    Please send to 4kedhorn@gmail.com
     
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    Hey guys, the recipe is in the mail. Enjoy! By the way it's great as left overs with an ICE COLD brewsky too!
     
  12. 4ked Horn

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    Got it. Thanks.
     
  13. Halfdoc

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    I ate the one I harvested this year.Hate to admit it but it was darn good!:D
     
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    When I shot my first one, biggest fear was it would taste like yote. Its turns out that the cougar was pretty good eating. Few tendons, big hunk of steaks! 110% better eating than fastfood meat.