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friend of a friend got a mountain lion today

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Clark, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

    It was on a ranch in Eastern Montana along a river.
    I have hunted on that ranch for white tails in 2007.
    Lewis and Clark camped there in 1805.

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  2. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    Was it posing a problem? We get 'em now and then that get old , hurt, or just otherwise develop a taste for livestock and have to be put down, but it's pretty rare. They're beautiful animals. Personally, I'd rather hunt 'em with a camera and keep the rifle on backup...
  3. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    You get into sheep & goat country--Uvalde, Sonora, Ozona--and any lion is gonna be a problem. :) Or a deer every week to ten days sorta adds up, as well.

    There are about twenty lions in Big Bend National Park. The math is left as an exercise for the student. :D
  4. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    poor putty tat.
  5. wankerjake

    wankerjake Well-Known Member

    Sweet! I hope to someday get one. I've only ever glassed up one, it got away.
  6. H&Hhunter

    H&Hhunter Moderator

    They are a big game animal that needs managing just like any other big game animal.
  7. Ehtereon11B

    Ehtereon11B internet infantryman

    I have a personal love for mountain lions. They were my old unit's mascot so we took many classes on how to track them, always for fun and never for killing. I have seen many through a rifle scope and never like seeing them put down if they are not a problem. Then again, they are heavily endangered and declared extinct in the area I grew up.
  8. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Population varies with the area and the food supply. There have been two or three resident mama cats within a mile or two of my house, these last thirty years. One gets old, another moves in. Handsome Stranger wanders along, keeping us supplied with more lions.

    Bulk catnip is an attractant, by the way. :D
  9. blkbrd666

    blkbrd666 Well-Known Member

    What exactly do you do with a mountain lion once you have one...dead, in the back of your car?
  10. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    I have read in several different books that pumas are excellent eating .. supposed to taste like veal.
    Mount the cat and eat it too = great combo in my opinion.
  11. sixgunner455

    sixgunner455 Well-Known Member

    They are beautiful. Population densities may vary, but they aren't gonna disappear on us anytime soon.

    Hardly ever see 'em anyway. They're sneaky.
  12. H&Hhunter

    H&Hhunter Moderator

    Is that a trick question? Exactly what do you do with a beautiful little butter eyed deer once you have one....dead, in the back of your car?
  13. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    I eat the deer ...
  14. H&Hhunter

    H&Hhunter Moderator

    So what's your point?
  15. Fremmer

    Fremmer Well-Known Member

    Answer: he does whatever he wants with it.
  16. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    They're definitely yummi-tasty.

    The hide can provide credibility. My wife saw one not far from her house in south Georgia. In telling of it, some guy came on with the "Now, little lady, how would you know what a lion looks like?"

    As only a Southern Lady can, she cooed, "Why, it looked just like the hide draped over the couch at home."
  17. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    Here in Oregon they outlawed using dogs on cats about ten years ago., for no reason.. just bleeding hearts. Very few deer and elk here now.. lots of cats though.
  18. H&Hhunter

    H&Hhunter Moderator

    To me Mt lion tastes and looks like commercial pork. It is a very light meat. As with any predator make sure and cook it well done to avoid trichinosis. I have posted multiple pictures of myself with Mt Lions in the past. Mt lion hunting is one of the most challenging physical and mental games that exists in the hunting world. I deeply miss it from both a challenge prospective and for the spectacular country they live in.

    Dedicated Mt lion hunters are some of the hardest, most rugged outdoors men and women you'll ever meet. It is not uncommon at all to be out over night or as a guide multiple nights with minimal gear in the dead of winter, high up in the Rockies while on the trail of a lion. It also isn't uncommon to put in 15 to 20 high country, steep and deep miles in a day. It is not for the weak willed or the infirm. A fair chase Mt Lion hunted behind dogs is one of the most prized, hard won and meaningful trophies that a hunter in North America can posses.

    There is a lot of misunderstanding about the process and the stamina it takes to successfully hunt lions.
  19. dogrunner

    dogrunner Well-Known Member

    H&H, I have postulated the same conviction about a fair chase trophy buck taken FAIRLY in front of a good pack of dogs...........Likely it's MORE difficult than that lion....................just not as politically correct!

    I'll add that I have personally jumped a fine buck at around noon, saw him but once, and never got a shot.............caught the last dog at dusk!
  20. H&Hhunter

    H&Hhunter Moderator


    Longer runs on deer, but easier terrain and you got all of them oxegyn molecules to breath down there too! I'm still saying my dad could beat up your dad.:);)

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