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#6204356 - 02/29/16 05:43 PM Saw a mountain lion today!
GimmeABuck Offline
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Registered: 11/07/15
Posts: 836
Incredible, still can't believe it. In the Polaris headed to our property from the easement side and there's a BIG cat on the gravel road. One jump and it was up onto the hill and slinking away into the trees. It was more red than they look in photos, huge long tail it used to balance on the hillside. Me and my fiancé couldn't believe how much power it had to get up on those rocks in one jump.

I will be bringing more than just a little .22 when I go check my traps eek2

I'm really excited to try to call this thing in soon. Even if I never get a shot at it, it was awesome to see.
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#6204372 - 02/29/16 05:53 PM Re: Saw a mountain lion today! [Re: GimmeABuck]
Marc in Bastrop Offline
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Registered: 11/02/10
Posts: 913
Loc: Bastrop County
Is the location secret? grin
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#6204378 - 02/29/16 05:57 PM Re: Saw a mountain lion today! [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
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#6204444 - 02/29/16 06:47 PM Re: Saw a mountain lion today! [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Registered: 12/30/12
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Loc: Helotes, Hext
Cool. up
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#6204446 - 02/29/16 06:50 PM Re: Saw a mountain lion today! [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Registered: 01/12/12
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Loc: Katy, TX
Awesome! I heard one once at night while hog hunting. That was enough for me. eeks333
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Also, I wonder why you guys are arguing if you have not tried it both ways.

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I got 3 inches.

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you haven't seen anything, until two gays go at it.

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#6204449 - 02/29/16 06:51 PM Re: Saw a mountain lion today! [Re: Marc in Bastrop]
GimmeABuck Offline
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Registered: 11/07/15
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Bandera county is the most I'll say roflmao

Hogslayer, I woulda needed a change of clothes! Amazing how big they are in person.


Edited by GimmeABuck (02/29/16 06:59 PM)
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#6204465 - 02/29/16 07:01 PM Re: Saw a mountain lion today! [Re: GimmeABuck]
Ramsey Online   content
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Registered: 12/12/11
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Loc: Grayson County
What are you guys trapping??
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#6204579 - 02/29/16 07:57 PM Re: Saw a mountain lion today! [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Originally Posted By: GimmeABuck
Bandera county is the most I'll say roflmao

Hogslayer, I woulda needed a change of clothes! Amazing how big they are in person.

There have been mountains lions killed in northern Medina County along highway 173. One was seen west of 173 in the early 2000's about even with the roadside park at the pass. One was killed in the 90's.
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#6204597 - 02/29/16 08:10 PM Re: Saw a mountain lion today! [Re: GimmeABuck]
Simple Searcher Offline
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Originally Posted By: GimmeABuck
Bandera county is the most I'll say roflmao

Hogslayer, I woulda needed a change of clothes! Amazing how big they are in person.


I saw my first mountain lion just off the bank of the Medina River near Pipe Creek in 1988.
I was stalking deer and he walked out in front of me at about 30 yards. He never saw me. He was walking away from me and I never got a shot before he disappeared.
Yes they do seem huge, especially that close.

Edit to add. There have been reports of one around Medina Lake, (including one really bad fuzzy picture) during this past deer season.


Edited by Simple Searcher (02/29/16 08:19 PM)

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#6204650 - 02/29/16 08:36 PM Re: Saw a mountain lion today! [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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They are majestic critters to watch. Have seen 5, 1 in Mississippi, 1 in Texas and 3 in Montana. One of those in Montana I watched through the Binos and spotting scope for about 15 minutes from about 700 yards.

Good luck getting that cat
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#6204812 - 02/29/16 10:37 PM Re: Saw a mountain lion today! [Re: GimmeABuck]
cabosandinh Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Seeing one in person is cool

I have seen a mountain lion while sitting in a ground blind
in Mason County (1998). Didn't scare me just wish I could have seen
him better in early morning through scope so I can harvest him.

There (is/are) mountain lions where I hunt in Eastland.
Paw print as big as my hand. Very elusive and only
2 people have seen one in last 3 years.

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#6204927 - 03/01/16 06:36 AM Re: Saw a mountain lion today! [Re: GimmeABuck]
upsslim Offline
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Registered: 10/10/13
Posts: 530
Loc: Cooper, TX
I had one cross the interstate in front of me west of Pecos. It didn't take him long to get across. They are big beautiful animals. I also saw a huge paw print outside of Ladonia a few years ago.
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#6204950 - 03/01/16 06:59 AM Re: Saw a mountain lion today! [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
they don't stay in one location very long unless they have just made a kill
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#6205082 - 03/01/16 08:24 AM Re: Saw a mountain lion today! [Re: GimmeABuck]
GimmeABuck Offline
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Registered: 11/07/15
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Ramsey, coons mostly, and whatever happens to get into the snares. Mostly just for me to get fur handling experience. Gonna pull them soon as we warm up.

Thank you for the luck, kmon1! You didn't want to shoot the one in Montana?

I like hearing everyone's sightings of them. You know you're seeing a really impressive animal when you can recall each occasion and when it was. I'm still tickled about it!
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#6205099 - 03/01/16 08:37 AM Re: Saw a mountain lion today! [Re: GimmeABuck]
Red Cloud Offline
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Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 1941
Loc: Weatherford, Texas
GimmeABuck, that first lion sighting is something you'll never get over. Maybe you should pack that Marlin in your photo. I have posted my lion mount before but here it is again anyway.

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