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Old 01-17-2020, 06:47 AM   #1
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The TC pic of the mountain lion chasing the deer got me to thinking about shooting one. Would you guys shoot a mountain lion if you were deer hunting here in Texas?

I would as our landowner wants all varmints shot on site as he has lots of livestock. But part of me thinks it would be super cool to just see one in person. Iíve only seen one my whole life (50 years).
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:48 AM   #2
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I would shoot one, in a heartbeat!
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:49 AM   #3
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:50 AM   #4
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I want to shoot one, I have heard the meat is delicious. So if i ran into a mature one i could ID as a male I'd probably shoot it
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:51 AM   #5
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Wouldn't think twice about it.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:52 AM   #6
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1 yes and get a full body mount. Now, if i had the opportunity at a second one at some time no on that one.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:52 AM   #7
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:52 AM   #8
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It’s cool to see one Texas or even get video or pics. The shoot right away logic comes from extreme fear.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:53 AM   #9
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:53 AM   #10
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:55 AM   #11
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I would and would be super excited if I could with a bow.

Probably not many Texas mt lions that have been taken by bow, at least in recent history

And yes I would be slightly scared of a cat bigger than a bobcat that could kill me
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:03 AM   #12
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The shoot right away logic comes from extreme fear.
I'm not afraid of elk but if one walked out at my buddy's ranch in W Texas, I'd shoot it right away.

The lion would make a heck of a trophy and sightings are very rare in our area. If one popped out, I'd take a shot. No doubt.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:04 AM   #13
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I would not but Iím sure that puts me in the minority.

On second thought, if I couldnít get a picture I might have to shoot it just to prove I saw one. Otherwise every time I said I saw a mountain lion I would hear it was just a bobcat or a yellow dog.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:05 AM   #14
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I would and would be super excited if I could with a bow.
I'd be sh****n' bricks... Talk about target panic! I'd be afraid to make a poor shot... That cat would cover those 20yds and be up my 12' tripod in a heartbeat!
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:05 AM   #15
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:06 AM   #16
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:07 AM   #17
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Itís cool to see one Texas or even get video or pics. The shoot right away logic comes from extreme fear.
Or because itís legal and they want to.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:09 AM   #18
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A 170 walks out at the exact same time as a mountain lion....the lion gets shot first. I don't think I'll ever pay to specifically go hunt one but I won't hesitate if I'm blessed to cross paths with one.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:10 AM   #19
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It’s cool to see one Texas or even get video or pics. The shoot right away logic comes from extreme fear.
No the "shoot right away logic" is because I want one on my wall and I might not ever see another.. Fear doesn't even enter the equation..
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:11 AM   #20
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:12 AM   #21
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In Oklahoma I'd have to think about 7 times about it at least since you can't shoot one here unless it's trying to destroy you or livestock. I guess it depends how close it was to me or how close cows were. I'd be thinking of reasons why I should shoot it.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:15 AM   #22
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Would love to see one, but no interest in killing one.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:18 AM   #23
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Itís cool to see one Texas or even get video or pics. The shoot right away logic comes from extreme fear.
That mountain lion better have extreme fear if I cross his path!
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:26 AM   #24
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in a nanosecond!
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:26 AM   #25
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Yup.................
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:27 AM   #26
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No doubt. One day Iím going to chase one out west. Dream mount in the house.


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Old 01-17-2020, 07:28 AM   #27
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Itís cool to see one Texas or even get video or pics. The shoot right away logic comes from extreme fear.


And knowledge that they can kill a deer a week...
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:29 AM   #28
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Yes without a doubt
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:30 AM   #29
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Of course, I would. One cannot just be content looking at the threads on TBH of "Look! A Mountain Lion".
A really big one was taken last year by the Garvens Store in Mountain Home.
There are pics.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:30 AM   #30
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South Texas roughly 1967. Im a teenager and saw one cross the sendero about 100 yards out. Sure my youngster eyes made it bigger but it was a monster. I did not know what to do so just watched it. My Dad was notably upset I did not shoot. Ticking him off made it worth letting the cat walk.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:31 AM   #31
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Depends on the situation but probably not. Had a chance around 20 years ago and did not take the shot.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:32 AM   #32
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Not a fan of killing a big cat they are really neat to see and watch.

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Old 01-17-2020, 07:32 AM   #33
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I don't know. Never had the opportunity. But probably not.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:37 AM   #34
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For what? I only eat one kind of Kat

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Old 01-17-2020, 07:38 AM   #35
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Would love to see one, but no interest in killing one.
This has always been point of view.

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Old 01-17-2020, 07:40 AM   #36
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The TC pic of the mountain lion chasing the deer got me to thinking about shooting one. Would you guys shoot a mountain lion if you were deer hunting here in Texas?

I would as our landowner wants all varmints shot on site as he has lots of livestock. But part of me thinks it would be super cool to just see one in person. I’ve only seen one my whole life (50 years).
I would not shoot one if saw a one on a rare sighting, now if you are in an area they are a problem I would. I think bobcats, foxes, lions, etc are much more beautful in the wild than on a wall

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Old 01-17-2020, 07:40 AM   #37
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No hesitation and it would be the highlight of my season regardless of what else I killed
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:40 AM   #38
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I would love to
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:45 AM   #39
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:50 AM   #40
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No, not interested in killing one. Until I started thinking about that walk back to the truck...so yeah, maybe I would just to keep it from eating me.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:54 AM   #41
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No.
Iíd be thrilled to see one.

From a safe distance.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:59 AM   #42
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:06 AM   #43
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Yes....no question....for two reasons


1). I'd like to have one with a full body mount for the house.


2). I wear black and walk slowly to my blind....much like the angus calves that roam our place. With my size I'd be easy pickings.. And I don't want to be skeert..
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:07 AM   #44
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I’m not in Texas but I buy a mountain lion tag every year hoping to see one.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:08 AM   #45
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:08 AM   #46
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Iíve seen a couple and to shoot them never crossed my mind. I guess the only way I would shoot one is if I saw it around my house where the grandkids play.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:09 AM   #47
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:10 AM   #48
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Yep, absolutely. It is at the top of my bucket list of animals that I want to take.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:12 AM   #49
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Yes....no question....for two reasons


1). I'd like to have one with a full body mount for the house.


2). I wear black and walk slowly to my blind....much like the angus calves that roam our place. With my size I'd be easy pickings.. And I don't want to be skeert..
I like number 2

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Old 01-17-2020, 08:12 AM   #50
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I would if it was big enough to full body mount!
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