texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
A400, madmaxrn, Bentley, fishin' trip, Dexterous
64510 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 90,561
stxranchman 53,940
bill oxner 50,476
RKHarm24 44,577
rifleman 44,415
BMD 41,009
SnakeWrangler 40,423
Big Orn 37,484
txshntr 35,405
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics419,844
Posts6,100,435
Members64,510
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... #6891392
09/18/17 11:33 PM
09/18/17 11:33 PM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
H
HansETX Offline OP
Bird Dog
HansETX  Offline OP
Bird Dog
H

Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
I wanted to share this video with my hog hunting friends here in this forum. I post alot of hog hunting videos and a few days ago I had either a Mountain Lion, Cougar, or some type of Panther show up during one of my late night hog hunts. This has been a little secret of mine that I haven't shared with many people, mostly because I didn't want people around here in East Texas to think I was crazy, but I've had a Mountain Lion/Big Cat either living or hunting 100 yards from my front door for the past 8 months. In the past he's always eluded the opportunity for me to take a clean shot...until he showed up for the last time during the middle of hog hunt. From the video you'll see him amazingly jump 7 or 8 feet in the air after taking a shot to the front right shoulder. Be careful out in those fields chasing hogs guys, you never know what you might run into..





HansETX on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hansetx
"The Late Night Vision Show" Podcast | All Things Night Vision- Available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, YouTube https://anchor.fm/thelatenightvisionshow
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891420
09/18/17 11:52 PM
09/18/17 11:52 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 5,876
Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Double Naught Spy Online content
THF Trophy Hunter
Double Naught Spy  Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter

Joined: May 2011
Posts: 5,876
Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Any blood?


Si vis pacem cum sus, para bellum.
My Videos https://www.youtube.com/user/HornHillRange
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891425
09/18/17 11:57 PM
09/18/17 11:57 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 27,163
Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
S
SapperTitan Online content
Taking Requests
SapperTitan  Online Content
Taking Requests
S

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 27,163
Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
House cat


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

[Linked Image]
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891433
09/19/17 12:07 AM
09/19/17 12:07 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
H
HansETX Offline OP
Bird Dog
HansETX  Offline OP
Bird Dog
H

Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
The short answer is no I didn't see any blood. But, it was dark, wet, and the grass was thick. I really couldn't tell where he was laying until I watched the video. I searched all night long...

The grass that he was laying behind, I measured is two feet tall. Laying down with his head up he was several inches taller than that very tall grass. He was big, definitely wasn't a feral house cat. But, before I flipped the camera on I saw him walk over before laying down and I knew it was that Big Cat. Now it might be a panther or cougar, not really sure. I was just sad that I didn't get to recover him...

Last edited by HansETX; 09/19/17 12:40 AM.

HansETX on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hansetx
"The Late Night Vision Show" Podcast | All Things Night Vision- Available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, YouTube https://anchor.fm/thelatenightvisionshow
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891441
09/19/17 12:13 AM
09/19/17 12:13 AM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 27,163
Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
S
SapperTitan Online content
Taking Requests
SapperTitan  Online Content
Taking Requests
S

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 27,163
Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I'm pretty sure a panther, cougar, and mountain lion are all the exact same thing. Just different names in different places. I could be wrong


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

[Linked Image]
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: SapperTitan] #6891445
09/19/17 12:17 AM
09/19/17 12:17 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
H
HansETX Offline OP
Bird Dog
HansETX  Offline OP
Bird Dog
H

Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I'm pretty sure a panther, cougar, and mountain lion are all the exact same thing. Just different names in different places. I could be wrong


I'm pretty sure that you are right. This same one has been spotted in the daytime by a neighbor but she couldn't tell him anything other than it was huge... She said standing up it came up to over her knees and was several feet long..


HansETX on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hansetx
"The Late Night Vision Show" Podcast | All Things Night Vision- Available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, YouTube https://anchor.fm/thelatenightvisionshow
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891451
09/19/17 12:20 AM
09/19/17 12:20 AM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 27,163
Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
S
SapperTitan Online content
Taking Requests
SapperTitan  Online Content
Taking Requests
S

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 27,163
Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Too bad you didn't find it, watch for buzzards


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

[Linked Image]
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: SapperTitan] #6891453
09/19/17 12:21 AM
09/19/17 12:21 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
H
HansETX Offline OP
Bird Dog
HansETX  Offline OP
Bird Dog
H

Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Too bad you didn't find it, watch for buzzards


Great point!! I've been looking and hadn't seen any..


HansETX on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hansetx
"The Late Night Vision Show" Podcast | All Things Night Vision- Available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, YouTube https://anchor.fm/thelatenightvisionshow
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891457
09/19/17 12:26 AM
09/19/17 12:26 AM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 27,163
Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
S
SapperTitan Online content
Taking Requests
SapperTitan  Online Content
Taking Requests
S

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 27,163
Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: HansETX
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Too bad you didn't find it, watch for buzzards


Great point!! I've been looking and hadn't seen any..
I'm not familiar with the location of a mountain lions major organs but maybe look for a diagram and then maybe you can try and determine if you made a kill shot or not. I know some animals organs are further forward or further back then others


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

[Linked Image]
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891463
09/19/17 12:29 AM
09/19/17 12:29 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
H
HansETX Offline OP
Bird Dog
HansETX  Offline OP
Bird Dog
H

Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
that' true. I just don't know enough about their anatomy. I just knew that I had to shot him when I had the chance because he either lives or hunts in the field where my young daughters play at night...


HansETX on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hansetx
"The Late Night Vision Show" Podcast | All Things Night Vision- Available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, YouTube https://anchor.fm/thelatenightvisionshow
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891478
09/19/17 12:41 AM
09/19/17 12:41 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,658
Mineola,TX
Lance Vick Online content
Veteran Tracker
Lance Vick  Online Content
Veteran Tracker

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,658
Mineola,TX
Could the "tail" be blood streaming out
Could be a bobcat


Buy or sell your hunting property
Contact Lance@texashuntingland.com
www.texashuntingland.com
Deadend Outfitters
903-312-0609 Lance Vick
Fun begins where the road ends,
www.deadendoutfitters.com
www.guideonlakefork.com
www.lakeforkduckhunting.com
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891489
09/19/17 12:48 AM
09/19/17 12:48 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
H
HansETX Offline OP
Bird Dog
HansETX  Offline OP
Bird Dog
H

Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
Well, I saw him walk over to that spot before I flipped the camera on and he had a long tail. Also, the two other times that I've seen him I spotted the long tall right away. One night he was sitting on a limb in a big tree and I saw him jump, head first, straight down from a 15 foot drop like it was nothing.


HansETX on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hansetx
"The Late Night Vision Show" Podcast | All Things Night Vision- Available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, YouTube https://anchor.fm/thelatenightvisionshow
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891494
09/19/17 12:54 AM
09/19/17 12:54 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
H
HansETX Offline OP
Bird Dog
HansETX  Offline OP
Bird Dog
H

Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
My biggest fear is my neighbor Paul finding the Big Cat dead somewhere on his property and try to take credit for shooting him.. haha!


HansETX on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hansetx
"The Late Night Vision Show" Podcast | All Things Night Vision- Available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, YouTube https://anchor.fm/thelatenightvisionshow
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891501
09/19/17 01:03 AM
09/19/17 01:03 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,658
Mineola,TX
Lance Vick Online content
Veteran Tracker
Lance Vick  Online Content
Veteran Tracker

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,658
Mineola,TX
Originally Posted By: HansETX
Well, I saw him walk over to that spot before I flipped the camera on and he had a long tail. Also, the two other times that I've seen him I spotted the long tall right away. One night he was sitting on a limb in a big tree and I saw him jump, head first, straight down from a 15 foot drop like it was nothing.


10-4 ,that would have been super cool if you would have got him


Buy or sell your hunting property
Contact Lance@texashuntingland.com
www.texashuntingland.com
Deadend Outfitters
903-312-0609 Lance Vick
Fun begins where the road ends,
www.deadendoutfitters.com
www.guideonlakefork.com
www.lakeforkduckhunting.com
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891510
09/19/17 01:12 AM
09/19/17 01:12 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
H
HansETX Offline OP
Bird Dog
HansETX  Offline OP
Bird Dog
H

Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
I'll always be known as the guy that might have shot a Big Cat....lol!!! Hunter fail...


HansETX on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hansetx
"The Late Night Vision Show" Podcast | All Things Night Vision- Available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, YouTube https://anchor.fm/thelatenightvisionshow
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891537
09/19/17 01:30 AM
09/19/17 01:30 AM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 1,925
Flower Mound, TX
CharlieCTx Online content
Pro Tracker
CharlieCTx  Online Content
Pro Tracker

Joined: May 2013
Posts: 1,925
Flower Mound, TX
If you thought you had one living there, why not put a camera out? Sorry, but I think I'm in the Bobcat camp.


Charlie

M&P-10 + AAC Cyclone
Kel-Tec RFB + Griffin Sportsman Ultra Light 300
Pulsar Apex XQ-50
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: CharlieCTx] #6891546
09/19/17 01:39 AM
09/19/17 01:39 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
H
HansETX Offline OP
Bird Dog
HansETX  Offline OP
Bird Dog
H

Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
If you thought you had one living there, why not put a camera out? Sorry, but I think I'm in the Bobcat camp.


Well, honestly.. I don't know why I didn't put a camera up. I'm so focused on getting rid of the pigs in my area that all my cameras are being used to find out when the hogs are coming in. You don't have to apology for thinking it's a bobcat. That's why I freeze-framed the picture at the end of the video showing the tail. I definitely don't think what I believe is a tail might be blood pouring out because blood on thermal would show a very bright white color. But, that's the problem with not recovering it, we'll never really now. You could very well be right.


HansETX on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hansetx
"The Late Night Vision Show" Podcast | All Things Night Vision- Available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, YouTube https://anchor.fm/thelatenightvisionshow
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891556
09/19/17 01:52 AM
09/19/17 01:52 AM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 149
Arlington
K
KK30RAR Offline
Woodsman
KK30RAR  Offline
Woodsman
K

Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 149
Arlington
What caliber are you using ?


Pulsar xq50 trail
Pulsar xq30f Helion
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891560
09/19/17 01:55 AM
09/19/17 01:55 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
H
HansETX Offline OP
Bird Dog
HansETX  Offline OP
Bird Dog
H

Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
.223 with Hog load ammo


HansETX on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hansetx
"The Late Night Vision Show" Podcast | All Things Night Vision- Available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, YouTube https://anchor.fm/thelatenightvisionshow
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891561
09/19/17 01:55 AM
09/19/17 01:55 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 6,648
Helotes, Hext
S
Simple Searcher Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Simple Searcher  Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
S

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 6,648
Helotes, Hext
Shucks, wish you could have found it. It would have sucked if it was your neighbor's cat, in that case let Paul take full credit. But it looked bigger than that, and a high jumper for sure.
I have had deer when shot jump like that, one even hit the barrel feeder that was on six foot legs. So a possible hit, or hit something so close that it scared the bejeebers out of him.


[Linked Image]
"Man is still a hunter, still a simple searcher after meat..." Robert C. Ruark
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891569
09/19/17 02:01 AM
09/19/17 02:01 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
H
HansETX Offline OP
Bird Dog
HansETX  Offline OP
Bird Dog
H

Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
Yeah, it jumped really high and he was very long. But like I said, i've seen him around for the past 8 months. I have two young daughters that build sandcastles just a few yards away from where i shot him..


HansETX on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hansetx
"The Late Night Vision Show" Podcast | All Things Night Vision- Available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, YouTube https://anchor.fm/thelatenightvisionshow
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891579
09/19/17 02:11 AM
09/19/17 02:11 AM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 149
Arlington
K
KK30RAR Offline
Woodsman
KK30RAR  Offline
Woodsman
K

Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 149
Arlington
Push come to shove maybe you hit under it and someday it'll be back . But I'd be using a larger caliber best of luck.


Pulsar xq50 trail
Pulsar xq30f Helion
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891596
09/19/17 02:31 AM
09/19/17 02:31 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
H
HansETX Offline OP
Bird Dog
HansETX  Offline OP
Bird Dog
H

Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
I've definitely still been out there at night looking for it.. I may have missed but that scope is dialed in very tight at 50 to 100 yards. I dropped a coyote on a full sprint at 75 yards with it the day after I shot this cat.


HansETX on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hansetx
"The Late Night Vision Show" Podcast | All Things Night Vision- Available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, YouTube https://anchor.fm/thelatenightvisionshow
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX] #6891748
09/19/17 09:32 AM
09/19/17 09:32 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,036
Yantis, TX
G
Gamblinman Online content
Pro Tracker
Gamblinman  Online Content
Pro Tracker
G

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,036
Yantis, TX
Based on the video, shot placement looked good. He ran off and died, or, will move on to another area.




" I don't hunt turkeys because I want to, I hunt turkeys because I have to."
Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: Gamblinman] #6891830
09/19/17 11:52 AM
09/19/17 11:52 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
H
HansETX Offline OP
Bird Dog
HansETX  Offline OP
Bird Dog
H

Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 465
Ben Wheeler, TX
Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
Based on the video, shot placement looked good. He ran off and died, or, will move on to another area.


I hope you're right...


HansETX on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hansetx
"The Late Night Vision Show" Podcast | All Things Night Vision- Available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, YouTube https://anchor.fm/thelatenightvisionshow
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2