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Zapata County Lion #8971919 12/12/23 11:15 PM
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A friend got a call telling him about a mountain lion in Zapata County. He took his hounds and here is the result. [Linked Image]


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Re: Zapata County Lion [Re: bluetopper] #8971921 12/12/23 11:20 PM
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cheers Extremely well done. Those hounds won't sleep for a week.


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I bet that was so much fun

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Big ole cat.



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Re: Zapata County Lion [Re: Biscuit] #8972067 12/13/23 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Biscuit
I bet that was so much fun


This.

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I can't believe it isn't black

Re: Zapata County Lion [Re: bluetopper] #8972657 12/14/23 03:01 PM
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That is impressive that country cannot be forgiving on the dogs. If you don't mind me asking what is your friends primary quarry with his hounds and were they able to tree the lion?

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Originally Posted by blancobuster
That is impressive that country cannot be forgiving on the dogs. If you don't mind me asking what is your friends primary quarry with his hounds and were they able to tree the lion?


Bobcat hounds. Running Walkers, American Foxhounds actually.


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My experience is those guys are a different breed - tougher than most.

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Actually, a lion in South Texas is an easy catch unless he crosses a high fence. There's no vertical bluff or big boulders that a lion can easily traverse while a dog cannot. Trailing conditions are generally good to great done here as adequate mositure to aid in trailing usually exist and wind is generally not a problem. These hounds catch bobcats in that jungle and know how to handle the dense brush and catching a bobcat down there is much more challenging.
I know the guys who caught this lion and they have excellent hounds and are great hunters. Catching the lion was just another day for these dogs.
Congratulations to the Hunters!
Adios,
Gary

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Originally Posted by gary roberson
Actually, a lion in South Texas is an easy catch unless he crosses a high fence. There's no vertical bluff or big boulders that a lion can easily traverse while a dog cannot. Trailing conditions are generally good to great done here as adequate mositure to aid in trailing usually exist and wind is generally not a problem. These hounds catch bobcats in that jungle and know how to handle the dense brush and catching a bobcat down there is much more challenging.
I know the guys who caught this lion and they have excellent hounds and are great hunters. Catching the lion was just another day for these dogs.
Congratulations to the Hunters!
Adios,
Gary


I think if I ever hunted a lion with hounds I'd prefer to do it in TX. Plus, I'm probably too out of shape to hound hunt them in the west.

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True Gary, a cat, any cat, doesn’t have much stamina. He’ll run from hounds for a bit then either hunt for a tree to climb or a good thick brushy place to back up in and face his attackers head on. A cat this size you can bet hounds had sense enough to stay and bay till human help arrived.


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I would hire this hound's man to guide me for a lion!

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Originally Posted by Texas452
Originally Posted by Biscuit
I bet that was so much fun


This.

Yep

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Originally Posted by bluetopper
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That is impressive that country cannot be forgiving on the dogs. If you don't mind me asking what is your friends primary quarry with his hounds and were they able to tree the lion?


Bobcat hounds. Running Walkers, American Foxhounds actually.


Very Cool!

Originally Posted by gary roberson
Actually, a lion in South Texas is an easy catch unless he crosses a high fence. There's no vertical bluff or big boulders that a lion can easily traverse while a dog cannot. Trailing conditions are generally good to great done here as adequate mositure to aid in trailing usually exist and wind is generally not a problem. These hounds catch bobcats in that jungle and know how to handle the dense brush and catching a bobcat down there is much more challenging.
I know the guys who caught this lion and they have excellent hounds and are great hunters. Catching the lion was just another day for these dogs.
Congratulations to the Hunters!
Adios,
Gary


I assumed property lines would be the most difficult thing to manage without having access to contiguous properties. Thanks for the info

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