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acolobowhunter
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First try at posting a photo. Hope it works. A Tom I got here in Colorado with 65# Stumbo rec  - urve, cedar shafts and Zwi  - kee Eskimo head.

I hunted these cats for 3 yrs. before I got one I wanted to shoot. Got onto several small cats, but let them go.

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Shakes.602
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Very Nice Cougar/Mt. Lion!! Congrats!! They are Elegant Animals to begin with, You have a VERY NICE CAT!!!!

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That's a nice cat....congrats

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peak98
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pretty kitty, Congrats. [clapper]

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traveling East, in search of more light.

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JoeM
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Thats a beautiful Trophy!!! What did he weigh? Thanks for sharing. Joe

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swp
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Very nice, did you hunt with an outfitter or do you know someone with dogs?

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[thumbsup]

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Kingwouldbe
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Colo, Nice pussy cat, that's one worth waiting for.

Lets hear more about the hunt/chase

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acolobowhunter
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As I said, I hunted lions for 3 years. I always thought it would be easy using dogs. Wrong. The snow is deep and the mountains steep. Found two pair of tracks about 3 am. but could not let the dogs on the track until sunrise. We run them a couple hours and they split up. We stayed on the Tom's track. About 2:00pm we finally started getting closer. Topped out on a high ridge and heard the dogs in the bottom of the canyon. I told my pard that I hoped he stayed in the bottom and didn't climb the next mountain as it was really steep. Well to the very top of the next peak he went.
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Tater 2
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Congradulations Gene nice lookin' Cat

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acolobowhunter
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Thanks Pat. You still around Loveland - maybe I am mixed up ???

We went down in the canyon then started climbing the next ridge. The snow was about knee deep and so steep, I had to grab on to the trees and pull myself up then find another one. Heard the dogs at the top barking " Treed" It took me probably an hour to get to the top. The cat was about 30 ft.+ up. Tied up all the dogs and then found one dog dead. Two others were really tore up. If must have been a real fight before we got up there.
Looked for a long time to find a place to get an arrow through the limbs.
I had been having bad dreams for a year or two thinking that I would really be imbarrased if I missed. Heard about one guy that emptied his quiver. Had to look for his arrows so he could shoot again.
Anyway finally found a small opening.

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That's awesome!

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awesome cat congrats! something id love to have a go at now im over here is Colorado

well done

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acolobowhunter
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I had to pick a spot on the animal that the arrow would pass through the vidals. The guy with the dogs was yelling to shoot. Think he was pretty upset about loosing a dog and having others tore up.
Finally let it fly. I heard a dull thud then a sharp crack. The arrow passed thru and stuck in the tree. The cat let out a scream then lost his balance and started falling. Seemed like a long time for him to hit the ground. He lay still and I started walking up to him. I quickly grabbed another arrow. I learned from my grizzley to have another arrow ready. It was a good thing because he got up. I put another arrow in the boiler room and he went down for good.

We tied a rope on him and slid him across the snow for a few miles to the nearest road. We had to haul a couple dogs to the vet afterwards.
The cat weighed 150 lbs with an empty stomach. I had the skull measured and it missed the book by 1/8". Didn't matter to me though. He is a good cat. Ate the meat and it was really good.

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Congrats [thumbsup]

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