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Horne Shooter
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I took one on the Colorado, Utah border a few years ago. He was probably 25 ft. up in a tree and (as said before) the hardest thing was that there were dogs barking and people getting in position and telling me "not yet, not yet". Anyway I (fortunately) made a good shot. It was a very exciting hunt!

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grizz
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I finally managed to harvest a nice tom just last december. Get in shape, practice shooting uphill at a steep angle, and last, have patience!

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DGW
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Shot one in Utah early 90s with a Bighorn recurve and one in Colorado with a Robertson longbow, The Colorado hunt was with Lyle Wilmarth 2002 and finished my big eight in Colorado, a personal goal.
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brianbfree
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I jumped one last year while deer hunting crazy close he jumped across a creek bed and all I could say was Holy $h!t its a lion.

Brian

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Lady Frost
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WOW

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acolobowhunter
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I got a nice tom after chasing them for 3 years. I got up on several smaller lions but just took photos. I held out for a bigger one. We put on MANY miles in deep snow throughout those years. Finally got a big tom, but he missed the book by 1/8". That was OK, just wanted to get a nice one. Had it mounted on a ledge, similar to the mouth of a cave. He is stretched out about to eat a grouse under his left paw, with feathers on his whiskers. Several other bones around him, like this is his place to rest and eat.
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aim small...release
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That sounds like an awsome mount! Do you have a picture of it?

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Horne Shooter
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I killed one about 10 years ago with Randy Horne hunting with me. We were on the Colorado/Utah border (on the Colorado side). Really enjoyed the hunt. Hunting with dogs was interesting as they seem to enjoy it more than the hunters. Like everyone said, practice the shot because it's unlike most of the shots you normally take on game.

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HornHunter
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I took one back in the early 90's
probably the tougest hunt I have ever been on
treed him twice bailed both times, chase went 10 hours, and traveled 10 miles,started off with 5 dogs and 7 people, I shot him backed out on a cliff ledge with two dogs (pups) and by my self just before dark
but he was a good one measured 8 foot from head to tail, skull qualified for B&C

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Paul Collins
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I'm not sure it makes sense to post something that is bound to be unpopular, but hunting cats with hounds is the one type of hunting where I am hesitant to use arrows. The dogs will get tied up before a shot with an arrow, but if the shot is bad, the cat will jump and the dogs will have to be cut loose. An arrow sticking out of a cat with hounds mobbing it is bad business. Your call, but I choose to leave the bow at home for this kind of hunting.
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HornHunter
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You've never hunted lion

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Paul Collins
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Sure have. And have a close friend who is a serious houndsman.
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Etter
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Even a very big cat is a very thin critter. I cant imagine any of my arrows not passing through a cat no matter where it was hit. I recently had an arrow pass through both scapulas of a black bear and sail on out across a valley. With a tree shark! I doubt a lion could be any worse.
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Etter
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Besides, if a cat gets to fight the dogs on the ground, the arrow is probably low on the list of concerns
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