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#5457658 - 12/04/14 07:14 AM odessa 12 year old shoots mountain lion
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Cool read. Not Africa still a good read.

http://www.texasoutdoorsmen.com/quite-th...ion-at-5-yards/
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#5457668 - 12/04/14 07:22 AM Re: odessa 12 year old shoots mountain lion [Re: 7mag]
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Scary, but awesome that she knew exactly what to do.

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#5457682 - 12/04/14 07:31 AM Re: odessa 12 year old shoots mountain lion [Re: 7mag]
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Yeah, that has been posted here somewhere already, just scary
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#5457699 - 12/04/14 07:43 AM Re: odessa 12 year old shoots mountain lion [Re: 7mag]
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Yep, that was a close call alright!
Stupid law, they should let you keep the cat if you can pretty much show it was self defense, and convince the GW which they did.

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#5457774 - 12/04/14 11:38 AM Re: odessa 12 year old shoots mountain lion [Re: 7mag]
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In Alaska for Defense of Life and property kills they confiscate the animal, but then once a year they do a fur auction and the skins are up for auction, Do they do that in Texas, if so she could get the pelt.

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#5458213 - 12/04/14 04:41 PM Re: odessa 12 year old shoots mountain lion [Re: UNBwoodsmen]
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Do they do that in Texas, if so she could get the pelt.


She shot it in Colorado, not Texas.

What is that around its neck? Looks like it might be a radio transmitter or some kind of collar.

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#5458470 - 12/04/14 07:40 PM Re: odessa 12 year old shoots mountain lion [Re: Yellowhammer]
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Originally Posted By: Yellowhammer
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Do they do that in Texas, if so she could get the pelt.


She shot it in Colorado, not Texas.

What is that around its neck? Looks like it might be a radio transmitter or some kind of collar.


While they were hunting Elk in New Mexico. bang
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#5458581 - 12/04/14 08:28 PM Re: odessa 12 year old shoots mountain lion [Re: 7mag]
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Man, that kid means business.
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#5458657 - 12/04/14 09:04 PM Re: odessa 12 year old shoots mountain lion [Re: 7mag]
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Awesome story.

"I didn't know what it was, but I knew it wasn't a bobcat."

Your right child, I mean young lady. It wasn't a bobcat.

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#5458992 - 12/04/14 11:02 PM Re: odessa 12 year old shoots mountain lion [Re: Yellowhammer]
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That's blood on the neck, not a collar

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#5459180 - 12/05/14 07:40 AM Re: odessa 12 year old shoots mountain lion [Re: 7mag]
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Story doesn't really add up!

First part says they see hunting IN NEW MEXICO unit 52 SOUTH of Colorado, but in New Mexico not Colorado!

Then later in the story it says:
"Unfortunately for Alyssa, game wardens confiscated the cat. Considered a varmint in Texas, Colorado has seasons and special tags for mountain lion hunting, and killing one without a tag is a violation, unless the hunter can prove self defense."

Which fully suggests she killed it in Colorado!

Lastly, how is the DEAD cat sitting up on his front legs???
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#5459345 - 12/05/14 09:10 AM Re: odessa 12 year old shoots mountain lion [Re: 7mag]
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Close call if the story is accurate. Not to downgrade the event in any way, but it looks like a pretty small cat (relative to other mountain lions).

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#5459405 - 12/05/14 09:34 AM Re: odessa 12 year old shoots mountain lion [Re: jdk1985]
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Inquiring minds want to know. Hmmmmmmmmm
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#5460765 - 12/06/14 12:11 AM Re: odessa 12 year old shoots mountain lion [Re: djs303]
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Originally Posted By: djs303
That's blood on the neck, not a collar


That's a radio collar for sure, brown leather strap, you can see the antenna too
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#5461389 - 12/06/14 02:27 PM Re: odessa 12 year old shoots mountain lion [Re: 7mag]
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Another version has it in NM with NM game wardens involved. First story just got some of the info mistaken.
Cool story! Dad has done a good job teaching her.
http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/12...n-self-defense/

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