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Yes!!!!!
 
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yeah don't try this with it

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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Now that we have seen tracks and have a good idea of where it is crossing on his property we plan on gearing up and trying to get this cat this weekend. Does anyone have any tips? I haven't ever hunted a larger cat like this before.


No clue.  I guess you could try a predator call, but most of the cat hunts I've ever heard about used dogs to tree them. 
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I would think a wounded rabbit call would bring it running!
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You can always stake out a goat. 
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Yeah we don't have dogs, so we will be using calls. The upside is Chris has a nice Foxpro he has agreed to let us use. We are going to setup across the pond from where he has been crossing on a fishing dock which should hopefully give us clear sight of him coming in from any angle. We can hopefully lure him in on THAT SIDE of the water and have a clean 150 yard shot with some water between us. I am taking a Rem 700 in .308 with a surpressor and my sidearm just incase.
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Use a neighbors cat instead of a goat!   Don't want to unset Earl by using a goat.  Using a cat might improved Beltfeds disposition, he's been cranky today...
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that has great resemblance to a female african lion in the head. . .



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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Does anyone have any tips? .
Yeah. Don't wound it!
 
I've gotten pics of cats that didn't seem to have very long tails. I think it could possibly be a mtn. lion.
 
 

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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Now that we have seen tracks and have a good idea of where it is crossing on his property we plan on gearing up and trying to get this cat this weekend. Does anyone have any tips? I haven't ever hunted a larger cat like this before.

Christopher,
I think your plan is a good one, here's why.
The only guy I know who bagged a mountain lion told me that after they treed it, he shot it in the heart with a .22 and just waited for it to die.  He obviously had told the story before and knowing what was coming, waited a few seconds for my look of disbelief... then he told me why.
He said that there is a chance that their heads will cause a ricochet or withstand a shot from a more powerful weapon and that if you made a boiler room shot with  high- power, that they would be hurt and know it and in either scenario could still attack and have ten seconds or so to put one on you.
Whereas, by shooting the cat in the heart with the .22, it would go ahead and die after 10 seconds or so, but wouldn't be riled enough to come out of his tree after you and would just quietly expire.

His lion was mounted and displayed in Rhoades Gun Shop in Stillwater, OK for some number of years in the early 80's and I have no reason to doubt the method used to take it.

Being inexperienced in such matters, if in your situation, I'd plan to hit him hard and often and from some distance that might take him more than about 10 seconds to reach- which sounds exactly like what you've planned

This same fellow that took the lion, also had a honey- phase Black Bear rug hanging in the same shop and told this story about the bear:
The bear had been wounded, not sure if by my friend, or his partner- Bobcat Peters, a pretty famous fellow back in those days- but anyway, the bear took off across a swift stream and immediately got held up near the bank, whereupon my friend jumped right in with him and stuck a Super Blackhawk right in the back of his head where the spine goes in and dropped him on the spot.
Bobcat Peters took one look at him and said "you better go sit down" and my friend said that about that time, the realization hit him what he'd just done and he started trembling and shaking so bad that he had to be helped back up to the bank.

Edited by Alan Robertson - June/20/2012 at 22:13
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Even though it doesn't quite look like a mountain lion from those pix, I think Ilya's point about it being a young one makes sense. They sometimes end up in places they shouldn't. One got shot lying on a porch out in the valley around here a few years ago...way out of its habitat. We had an adult around this spring and I smelled a dead deer near where it was spotted. Two others have been shot so far. I don't go out running on the trails before daylight!
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Wonder if we could breed them to hang in the city?  No more nightlife!!!
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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Wonder if we could breed them to hang in the city?  No more nightlife!!!

If left unchecked, they make their way into the cities just fine...

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A whole new meaning to child predator.  Shocked
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natural selection revisited!!!  Whre's Pita when ya really need them! Cool
 
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I hate to be the naysayer, but I still don't think that is a lion.  The pic of the track looks pretty canine.  There are impressions that look like claw impressions in the photo, but it is hard to tell.
 
What looks pretty clear to me is there is just one "bump" on the front of the pad.  Felines have two, or at least an indent at the front of the pad.
 
I could be wrong, too, and I am curious to how it turns out!
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Newsflash CFII shoots neighbors Labradoodle...More at 11!
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/05/06/mountain-lion-may-be-hunting-near-school-in-boulder-park/

We had the police shoot one here in town, while hiding under an RV, half a block from the middle school. Nearly right in the middle of town. It was a young male.  Unfortunately, after 11 shots, they were finally able to put the cat down.........But not before buying an RV................

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You could be like Teddy Roosevelt and hunt it with a knife...
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We didn't see the mountian lion. We did however call this Bobcat in less than 50 yards away from us.


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Nice kitty.  Excellent
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