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#6555699 - 11/23/16 10:05 AM Critter control, cat & dog
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Registered: 08/27/09
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Loc: Forney, Tx
This past weekend wasn't much for deer hunting, cool mornings and hot afternoon along with a late rising moon had the deer all messed up. I did however connect with a cat and a yote.

Cat crossed my path Sunday night about 60 yards ahead. I didn't pay much attention and kept walking. I got to a small clearing and shined my light and found a set of eyes in the brush about 25 yards away. With the cheap light I had I couldn't make a visual without looking through optics. A quick peek through my scope revealed a mix bobcat staring at me. 1 second later he was down. Had to make a standing shot while holding a light at 25 yards. 178gr ELDX 30-06 left a pretty big hole, but some how he was still breathing but paralyzed. Not wanting him to suffer I sent anothe round his way. Had to crawl on my belly to get him, which was a little bit spooky, felt very vulnerable.
Dropped him off at the taxi for a rug. He went 29.2lbs on a fish scale, which I figure was a little heavy because fisherman always lie.




The coyote wasn't near as interesting. 130-140 yard shot with him trotting away. Once again the 30-06 did its job.



Edited by BigPig (11/23/16 10:08 AM)
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#6555712 - 11/23/16 10:10 AM Re: Critter control, cat & dog [Re: BigPig]
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
I'd say you had an excellent predator hunt. Way to go.
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#6555735 - 11/23/16 10:24 AM Re: Critter control, cat & dog [Re: BigPig]
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Congrats
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#6555736 - 11/23/16 10:24 AM Re: Critter control, cat & dog [Re: BigPig]
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#6555752 - 11/23/16 10:31 AM Re: Critter control, cat & dog [Re: BigPig]
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cheers
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#6555825 - 11/23/16 11:35 AM Re: Critter control, cat & dog [Re: BigPig]
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#6555829 - 11/23/16 11:40 AM Re: Critter control, cat & dog [Re: BigPig]
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Loc: Georgetown
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#6555882 - 11/23/16 12:26 PM Re: Critter control, cat & dog [Re: dogcatcher]
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
Congrats
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I could never repay you for the pleasure I've gotten out of your meat package.


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#6556218 - 11/23/16 03:55 PM Re: Critter control, cat & dog [Re: BigPig]
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Registered: 04/19/16
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Loc: San Angelo, TX
NICE KILLS!!!
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#6556244 - 11/23/16 04:08 PM Re: Critter control, cat & dog [Re: REW]
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Originally Posted By: skinnerback
cheers
Originally Posted By: kdkane1971
up texas
Originally Posted By: heredeer
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Originally Posted By: REW
banana

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#6556360 - 11/23/16 05:38 PM Re: Critter control, cat & dog [Re: BigPig]
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But your rug is going to have a big hole in it

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#6556540 - 11/23/16 07:47 PM Re: Critter control, cat & dog [Re: huntwest]
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Originally Posted By: huntwest
—ice
But your rug is going to have a big hole in it


Good place to set the beer up
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#6556565 - 11/23/16 07:56 PM Re: Critter control, cat & dog [Re: BigPig]
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Loc: odessa tx
Nice !!!
Good shooting !!!

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#6556584 - 11/23/16 08:10 PM Re: Critter control, cat & dog [Re: BigPig]
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Nice....

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#6556970 - 11/24/16 07:15 AM Re: Critter control, cat & dog [Re: kdkane1971]
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Originally Posted By: kdkane1971
up texas
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