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Old 03-12-2018, 10:46 AM   #51
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Video is a couple years old.
Huge lion! I don't care who you are or how large a man or whatever y'all meant.
Likely just a small caliber varmint round. Video shows the wound/bullet hole.
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:00 AM   #52
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Thanks for the video post! One comment about the blood....the largest buck I have ever taken was with my 6.5 Grendel (many have seen the pics & story,) this past November. It was 1 heart/lung shot and until my buddies helped move him to the Ranger, there was little to no blood as well. When moving you could see a small exit then blood coming out?

Puzzled me as well but stranger things happen as we all know. That "open" mouth with the canines sure makes one think about what lurks on the way to the stand sometimes??
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:19 AM   #53
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What a monster!
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:31 PM   #54
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monster!
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:41 PM   #55
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?? pic #3 looks to me like a hole in cat neck right under Nighthorse hand?
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:00 PM   #56
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Jeez!! Thatís a huge cat!! Awesome pics!!
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:08 PM   #57
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Once you know there's a mountain lion lurking on your lease, it will forever change how you walk in and out under darkness and how you react to sounds around you. I watched 2 cross the river less than 100 yards upstream of me while i was fishing and it scared the bejeezus out of me lol reeled in my line and scurried back to camp. What scared me most was i had no idea they were anywhere near me until i saw em cross the river then absolutely DISAPPEAR into the woods across the river. Shattered what i thought i knew about em. Thought they were solitary. Nope. Thought they didn't like water. Nope. They sauntered across the river stepping from rock to rock like nothing. Thought they would steer clear of humans. Nope. All of it had my heart trying to thump right through my dang chest! Never fished that spot again and now i ALWAYS have my pistol strapped to my leg when i go river fishing
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:51 PM   #58
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thats one big kitty
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:30 PM   #59
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Once you know there's a mountain lion lurking on your lease, it will forever change how you walk in and out under darkness and how you react to sounds around you. I watched 2 cross the river less than 100 yards upstream of me while i was fishing and it scared the bejeezus out of me lol reeled in my line and scurried back to camp. What scared me most was i had no idea they were anywhere near me until i saw em cross the river then absolutely DISAPPEAR into the woods across the river. Shattered what i thought i knew about em. Thought they were solitary. Nope. Thought they didn't like water. Nope. They sauntered across the river stepping from rock to rock like nothing. Thought they would steer clear of humans. Nope. All of it had my heart trying to thump right through my dang chest! Never fished that spot again and now i ALWAYS have my pistol strapped to my leg when i go river fishing
I will never forget a Mule Deer hunt near Raton many years ago. We were stalking and I slid down a snowy, short slope to a lower elevation. I landed right in the middle of Lion tracks. Our guide was just behind me and confirmed the same. Of course, no lion we could see but the hairs on my neck stood out!

As stated before, we have confirmed sightings and 1 road kill near our lease at Sterling City. I too have my double stack 10mm with me always. I dam sure can't run from one so try to be alert not only for the feline critters but numerous hogs we have.

Seems everytime in my hunting life I took anything for granted I learned otherwise. Does not hurt to be prepared....just saying!
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:31 PM   #60
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I meant Robert Lee...but hunted around Sterling and Water Valley for many years!
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:01 PM   #61
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That cat is so big it is starting to look like an African lion especially in that last photo.
I thought the same thing.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:16 PM   #62
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WOW, that will make me think twice about walking to the stand in the dark. Congrats on a trophy of. Life Time.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:22 AM   #63
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That was pretty big
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:33 AM   #64
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my grandaddys uncles buddy shot one bigger than that in east texas some years ago.......
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:22 AM   #65
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Uhhh, what? LOL, not going to argue but your comment is one I've never seen on the GS with ALL the Lion pics. But, I would be curious to discover what you based your comment on?

One thing is for certain...any posts on lions always stir up folks so I'm willing to learn...convince me...
Looks like he hasnít missed a meal and doesnít get a lot of exercise. Maybe heís a northern state cat and they are bigger bodied like the deer.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:58 AM   #66
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Magnolia?
I heard about them in the area but OMG that's a little close for comfort
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:05 AM   #67
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What a trophy and called in to boot!
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:13 AM   #68
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That is a true beast!
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