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Big cat in S. TX #7319612 10/19/18 02:07 PM
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This male was 142#. Called up from a deep canyon, not too far from the Rio Grand, with FoxPro. Shot at about 175 yds with 55 gr Sierra game king handloads in a 223/12 Valmet combo at about 5PM. He ran about 25 yds and collapsed. For a varmit hunter this was definitely a "once in a lifetime" hunt.
Jeromy of Wild Side Outfitters did a great job of making this hunt possible.

Re: Big cat in S. TX [Re: Wallyfish] #7319712 10/19/18 03:04 PM
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Nice kitty kat! Congratulations!!

Re: Big cat in S. TX [Re: Wallyfish] #7319746 10/19/18 03:38 PM
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Nice cat! Good shooting!


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Re: Big cat in S. TX [Re: Wallyfish] #7319794 10/19/18 04:23 PM
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great job! good looking cat! very cool firearm as well.

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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Nice cat! Good shooting!

Re: Big cat in S. TX [Re: Wallyfish] #7319821 10/19/18 05:00 PM
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Congrats cheers


How in the hell can you only have 5 post when you registered on 09/20/08 confused2

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Re: Big cat in S. TX [Re: Pope&Young] #7319845 10/19/18 05:31 PM
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Hi P&Y,
Have been killing hogs from Jan to Sep & taking one or two guided varmint trips per year.
All, very enjoyable, but not necessarily very notable. Thus, I much enjoy following other posters. I guess I qualify as a "lurker", as I sign on 4 or 5 days a week.
The mountain lion is my most exciting hunt ever, thus the effort to share.

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awesome!

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Very nice!

Re: Big cat in S. TX [Re: Whack n stack] #7319942 10/19/18 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted By: Whack n stack
great job! good looking cat! very cool firearm as well.


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Re: Big cat in S. TX [Re: Wallyfish] #7319959 10/19/18 07:26 PM
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Congrats! Sounds like a great hunt!

Re: Big cat in S. TX [Re: Wallyfish] #7320530 10/20/18 10:07 AM
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Not taking away from the hunter but I wish they were off limits..... cool critters and not enough of them around anymore

Re: Big cat in S. TX [Re: Wallyfish] #7320562 10/20/18 12:17 PM
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Track Quack,
Suggest you google ScientificAmerican.com for cougar information regarding current populations and expansion of cougar territory.
A mature cat will make approximately one large kill per week, depending on weather, spoilage, etc.
This means 50 deer, 50 mature goats, or more, immature goats.
Ranching Agribusiness exists on a very thin margin, that depends on all sources of income to stay alive.
Deer, aoudad, javalina, quail, as well as domestic livestock are important parts of this business. This particular ranch suffers heavy predation from cougars on domestic and wildlife. The cougar is considered a game
animal in states with huntable populations. But, in TX are just a varmint, due to large populations and their damage to the wildlife.
Your post will be interpreted by the "antis" as a hunter has killed a scarce animal. The posting of the slightest inaccurate info, or negative opinion harms all hunters whether they hunt ducks or deer or other game.
It is great to post opinion, but basing opinion on inaccurate facts, in todays world harms all hunters. The animal was taken "fair chase", I am proud of the hunt, as it was a "once in a lifetime" hunt for an "old Fart"
like me.

Re: Big cat in S. TX [Re: Wallyfish] #7320565 10/20/18 12:22 PM
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Well said. On our deer lease, if you see a yote or lion, you best be shooting, otherwise, if the LO finds out about it, you will suffer his wrath, including getting kicked off. .


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Re: Big cat in S. TX [Re: Pope&Young] #7320585 10/20/18 01:01 PM
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Congrats cheers


How in the hell can you only have 5 post when you registered on 09/20/08 confused2

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some folks have a life


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Bucket list.

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Excellent!

Were you targeting a lion? What fox pro was sound?

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Lion was target, Lion in heat was sound.

Re: Big cat in S. TX [Re: Wallyfish] #7320856 10/20/18 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: Wallyfish
Track Quack,
Suggest you google ScientificAmerican.com for cougar information regarding current populations and expansion of cougar territory.
A mature cat will make approximately one large kill per week, depending on weather, spoilage, etc.
This means 50 deer, 50 mature goats, or more, immature goats.


Of course, those kills are spread over 20-60 square miles for females and often over 100 square miles for males.

We have a LOT of deer.

Mountain lions also eat a lot of rodents, rabbits, beaver, porcupine, feral cats, feral dogs etc.

They are game and readily considered a problem animal by ranchers. You won't get any argument from me on that, but I think we often blow out of proportion how detrimental we think they are to the deer. Deer and mountain lions lived without human intervention for many thousands of years and both survived just fine, LOL. Mountain lions are not doing much to limit our deer population, not compared to poachers and roadkills.


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Re: Big cat in S. TX [Re: Wallyfish] #7321324 10/21/18 03:22 AM
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Very cool kill Wallyfish.
I do not know if you followed FJGs thread, but did you keep any meat?


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Congrats Wallyfish on the mountain lion. Keep posting up

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Iím suprised none of our caliber experts on here have chimed in with all of their brilliant knowledge.

Re: Big cat in S. TX [Re: Wallyfish] #7321425 10/21/18 05:21 AM
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Congrats!


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Re: Big cat in S. TX [Re: TrackQuack] #7321588 10/21/18 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted By: TrackQuack
Not taking away from the hunter but I wish they were off limits..... cool critters and not enough of them around anymore
Plenty of them around. Every county in Texas has had reports of Lion sightings. I know 5 different folks that have seen or killed them in our area.


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Originally Posted By: Wallyfish
Track Quack,
Suggest you google ScientificAmerican.com for cougar information regarding current populations and expansion of cougar territory.
A mature cat will make approximately one large kill per week, depending on weather, spoilage, etc.
This means 50 deer, 50 mature goats, or more, immature goats.
Ranching Agribusiness exists on a very thin margin, that depends on all sources of income to stay alive.
Deer, aoudad, javalina, quail, as well as domestic livestock are important parts of this business. This particular ranch suffers heavy predation from cougars on domestic and wildlife. The cougar is considered a game
animal in states with huntable populations. But, in TX are just a varmint, due to large populations and their damage to the wildlife.
Your post will be interpreted by the "antis" as a hunter has killed a scarce animal. The posting of the slightest inaccurate info, or negative opinion harms all hunters whether they hunt ducks or deer or other game.
It is great to post opinion, but basing opinion on inaccurate facts, in todays world harms all hunters. The animal was taken "fair chase", I am proud of the hunt, as it was a "once in a lifetime" hunt for an "old Fart"
like me.
WELL SAID AND CONGRAD`S TO YOU OLD FART SIR

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