texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
mandalou15, Armantx, Ruff T., Jrzchuck, Briscoe's High Tower Shooting Chair
66540 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 99,916
bill oxner 65,811
stxranchman 55,458
SnakeWrangler 51,402
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,451
BMD 41,054
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics450,941
Posts6,546,857
Members66,540
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico #5494149 12/23/14 02:53 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 86
D
dps5395 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
D
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 86


Steven Sullivan & Associates, LLC
Integrity Safety Consultants
(DOT / FMCSA Compliance)
Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494152 12/23/14 02:54 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,593
S
SR025 Online Shocked
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Shocked
THF Trophy Hunter
S
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,593
up

Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494172 12/23/14 03:00 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 21,390
S
Sneaky Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 21,390
Nice.

Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494208 12/23/14 03:12 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 9,724
M
mbavo Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
M
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 9,724
Wow, that is awesome !!!
Congrats !!!

Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494210 12/23/14 03:14 AM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 325
J
jcneef Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
J
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 325
great cat! up

Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494272 12/23/14 03:35 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,324
E
Elkhunter49 Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
E
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,324
Very nice. Love those shots of the Moutain Lion's. Baker


A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your heart.
Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494278 12/23/14 03:38 AM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 10,347
D
Duck_Hunter Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
D
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 10,347
Wow. How big? What's the story on this?


Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494280 12/23/14 03:38 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,090
T
Trozacky Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
T
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,090
Awesome! Nice cat.

Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494320 12/23/14 03:55 AM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 94
UT#1 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 94
That has to be exciting hunting especially when you have success. Congratulations and good hunting.

Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: UT#1] #5494324 12/23/14 03:57 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 5,196
T
tdecker22 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
T
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 5,196
Originally Posted By: UT#1
That has to be exciting hunting especially when you have success. Congratulations and good hunting.

Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494325 12/23/14 03:57 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 5,714
T
TAT Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
T
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 5,714
Awesome,would love to hear the story on this one! Congrats to you.


It's not how you fall, It's how you get up.
Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494369 12/23/14 04:16 AM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 323
M
Matt1023 Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
M
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 323
Great cat. Congrats!


www.1023media.com/outdoors
Click the link above to check out our hunting ranch / breeder promo videos. Would love to film your ranch next!
Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494383 12/23/14 04:21 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 8,711
C
cameron00 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
C
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 8,711
Did you get one?

Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494397 12/23/14 04:27 AM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 14,278
F
Fooshman Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
F
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 14,278
Nice.

Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: Duck_Hunter] #5494405 12/23/14 04:31 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 27,742
W
Western Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
W
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 27,742
Originally Posted By: Duck_Hunter
Wow. How big? What's the story on this?


Nice looking cat!! get it at the zoo, run over it? we need details man! grin


Die young,,,,as old as you can....

"Don't trust everything you read on the Internet"- Abraham Lincoln

Dennis

Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494410 12/23/14 04:33 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,673
T
tex70 Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
T
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,673
cheers

Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494450 12/23/14 04:43 AM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 99,916
dogcatcher Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 99,916
cheers


Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
_____________"Illegitimus non carborundum est"_______________

[Linked Image]
Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494633 12/23/14 12:33 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 17,549
P
Pitchfork Predator Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
P
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 17,549
Great looking cat. cheers congrats up


Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920
Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494635 12/23/14 12:35 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,370
K
kry226 Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
K
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,370
cheers

Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494636 12/23/14 12:38 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,200
D
dawaba Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
D
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,200
Well done. And with a .30-30 too (I think??). No tracking snow either.


"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple.....and wrong." H. L. Mencken
Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494723 12/23/14 01:50 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,452
S
Southtexas36 Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
S
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,452
Great cat, congrats! cheers

Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494735 12/23/14 01:57 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,813
jeh7mmmag Online Happy
gramps
Online Happy
gramps
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,813
Congratulation on the cat. Got to be a story to go along with picture. cheers


“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”
~ John Muir
Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494746 12/23/14 02:02 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 46,904
BOBO the Clown Online Content
decoy
Online Content
decoy
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 46,904
Congrats sir!!!!

Glad to see a smile, think that's only second time I've seen one from you. Lol
Was pumped for you when I got the Text!

160lbs is a big kitty!!!!


Donate to TX Youth hunting program.... better to donate then to waste it in taxes

https://secure.qgiv.com/for/gtgoh/mobile
Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494773 12/23/14 02:18 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 86
D
dps5395 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
D
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 86
I appologize for not providing any additional information on the mountain lion hunt. The hunt was with Ethan Savitsky, Pecos Bar X Bar Outfitter in Pecos, New Mexico. The pictures do not show snow, but there was plenty of snow on the mountain. The snow started to melt the second day of the hunt. The hunt started outet 4 am with fresh snow riding the trails looking for fresh tracks. We saw many tracks, just not lion, tons of elk and mule deer. We finally came across 5 lion tracks, which appeared to be a female and her cubs, so we continued on. The second day started again at 4 am, and we finally found a fresh track on a trail in the national forrest. Ethan's experience confirmed this was a fairly new track. Ethan released his tracking hounds, using a GPS within minutes the dogs were about 3/4 mile away . So off we went monitoring the dogs, drove around the mountain to get ahead of the dogs. We heard the dogs barking and off we went, or I should say this old man started breathing hard and did not even start running yet. Nerves were intense. We ran around a 1/2 mile into the forrest and found the dogs had treed a large male cat in a pinion tree. The look of the cat on the top of a tree was well worth the trip. You can not describe the fear you have with this animal looking straight at you with those evil eyes. We secured the dogs and worked for a clean shot. I got the go ahead from Ethan and the shot was made using an old Winchester 94 in 7x30 Waters. The cat fell and the dogs secured the cat before I got there. On the way down to the cat, all of those spent nerves and shakes appeared at the same time. I am 54 years old and I felt like a first time hunter...cat fever.

This kind of hunt has been on my bucket list for some time. The hunt was better than I expected. There were slow times, then you would locate fresh tracks and you forget about all of the hours and miles in the past looking.
I dropped the cat off at Imperial Taxidermy in Sante Fe for a full body mount.

If you would like more info on the hunt, PM me and I will be glad to provide more info.

I think I will go back to Pecos in the fall for a bear hunt.


Steven Sullivan & Associates, LLC
Integrity Safety Consultants
(DOT / FMCSA Compliance)
Re: Just got back from Lion hunt in New Mexico [Re: dps5395] #5494809 12/23/14 02:33 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,016
G
gary roberson Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
G
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,016
Beautiful tom, congratulations! There is nothing like a lion hunt in beautiful country with great hounds and a guide that knows the country. Snow really helps to find a fresh track, one that you can run. Hunting dry ground can be extremely difficult with a lot more of the "down" time that you were talking about.
I am sure he will make a beautiful mount.
Adios,
Gary

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3