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Old 10-26-2020, 08:03 AM   #51
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What an awesome trophy. Congratulations.
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:04 AM   #52
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Texas mountain lion with a bow

Not many folks that can say they have killed a mountain lion in Texas and I bet the ones that have accomplished that feat with a bow are on a very short list
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:04 AM   #53
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Heck Yeah Nice
Kinda makes you wonder about that walk to the stand
I think about it everytime I make it. Just never thought it'd actually happen lol. Never say never
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:06 AM   #54
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Epic trophy! Doesnít get much better than that. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:07 AM   #55
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Thatís so freakin cool!! Congrats on an awesome trophy


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Old 10-26-2020, 08:26 AM   #56
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Wow! Iíd probably have to change my underwear before I could shoot. Once in a lifetime kill right there!


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Old 10-26-2020, 08:28 AM   #57
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Congrats!! I would gladly not kill a deer for a few years, just to trade that experience and trophy with you!


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Old 10-26-2020, 08:30 AM   #58
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Very nice!

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Old 10-26-2020, 08:31 AM   #59
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That is the coolest story ever!!! Congrats on your incredible hunt.
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:31 AM   #60
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That right there is just AWESOME! Congratulations on a trophy of a lifetime!!
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:35 AM   #61
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congratulations
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:35 AM   #62
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[QUOTE=TxHunter06;15194872]So it makes me think that she was after something. Whether that was me or a deer, idk lol.



Good thing you didnít have to find out ! Great shot and congrats on keeping your composure.
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:35 AM   #63
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What a story! We have seen cats but never that **** close! Makes you wonder whatís watching!


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Old 10-26-2020, 08:42 AM   #64
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I commend you for being able to keep it together under those circumstances. Congratulations on your trophy!
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:44 AM   #65
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Canít wait to see the mount, congrats
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:53 AM   #66
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Coolest thing ever. Congrats.


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Old 10-26-2020, 08:53 AM   #67
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Awesome.... not your Everyday LDP for sure. Congrats
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:55 AM   #68
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Very cool!
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:57 AM   #69
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Texas mountain lion with a bow

Not many folks that can say they have killed a mountain lion in Texas and I bet the ones that have accomplished that feat with a bow are on a very short list
My thought as well, only bow kill I've ever heard of was after dogs had bayed it.

Huge congrats OP, that's an awesome accomplishment! We hunted near that area in the early 2000's and had a couple of rifle kills and multiple sightings, that long tail floating gets my blood pumping at 100 yards, can't imagine at a few feet!
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:59 AM   #70
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Wow....Beautiful Cat!!
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:00 AM   #71
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Wow congrats!
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:01 AM   #72
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pretty awesome stuff right there. congrats
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:02 AM   #73
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That's the pinnacle of bow hunting for me! Trophy of a lifetime
This right here, but the problem for me is East Texas. And you know what kind is in these woods black ones

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Old 10-26-2020, 09:04 AM   #74
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That's incredible and a scenario I have day dreamed of hundreds of times sitting in the stand. Congrats on doing something that literally only a handful of people have done.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:06 AM   #75
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Congrats! Not many people can top that one!
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:06 AM   #76
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I've only seen one other killed on this site with a bow. That is way cool. Could you tell if she may have had cubs? Them young mom's can be crazy.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:10 AM   #77
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Man I don't know what you're going to do for an encore...that's going to be hard to beat. Congratulations...with a bow, wow.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:12 AM   #78
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Great story and shot OP.

My guess is she was indeed tracking you. I used to hunt out around Junction. One morning I was walking into the stand, about 3/4 mile walk, when I just got that feeling that something was watching or following me. I even turned around a couple times with a red light to see if I saw anything but nothing was there. I walked quickly to my blind and closed the door. Needless to say I didn't see any game. Finished my morning hunt and headed back to the ranger. As I was walking back I began scanning my tracks where I walked in. Sure enough, I found some cat prints that had been laid over the ones where I walked in. The ground was soft enough and we had a dew to show they were fresh that morning. IT wasn't a big cat, either a juvenile or large bobcat, my bet being the latter.

Still gives me a little tingle thinking about it hahaha.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:13 AM   #79
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Congrats! Bucket list animal and with a bow even better.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:16 AM   #80
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Thatís freakin awesome! Congrats on one of the coolest kills there is, done with a bow to boot!
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:16 AM   #81
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Awesome
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:19 AM   #82
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Wow! Congratulations!
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:20 AM   #83
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Very cool!

You should have bought some lottery tickets on your way home!!!!!

Congrats!

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Old 10-26-2020, 09:23 AM   #84
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Don't see this everyday! Congrats on a rare trophy
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:25 AM   #85
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Dream Kill, Congrats.


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Old 10-26-2020, 09:25 AM   #86
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So Cool!
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:30 AM   #87
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What an amazing trophy and story. Congrats!
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:35 AM   #88
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Dream for me right there!!! Congrats!! You have to post pics of the mount when you get it back!
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:36 AM   #89
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That is awesome! Ultimate Trophy.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:37 AM   #90
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Congratulations! Most likely she was cruising and checking your feeders for deer or other edible prey. There's a reason that you placed the blind where it is as you thought it gave you the most advantages over deer at the feeder. The lion was approaching the feeder from this same direction as she knew it gave her the greatest advantage to catch a deer at the feeder. Tells me that you have your blind in the right spot.
Great shot under pressure!
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:38 AM   #91
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Congrats!!
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:42 AM   #92
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Wow congratulations. Did you keep the meat. I have heard that it is very good.
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:04 AM   #93
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Great story and shot OP.



My guess is she was indeed tracking you. I used to hunt out around Junction. One morning I was walking into the stand, about 3/4 mile walk, when I just got that feeling that something was watching or following me. I even turned around a couple times with a red light to see if I saw anything but nothing was there. I walked quickly to my blind and closed the door. Needless to say I didn't see any game. Finished my morning hunt and headed back to the ranger. As I was walking back I began scanning my tracks where I walked in. Sure enough, I found some cat prints that had been laid over the ones where I walked in. The ground was soft enough and we had a dew to show they were fresh that morning. IT wasn't a big cat, either a juvenile or large bobcat, my bet being the latter.



Still gives me a little tingle thinking about it hahaha.
I've had that feeling more than once walking in really mornings. I just convince myself that I'm crazy. Let's just say, I will definitely be carrying my sidearm from now on lol
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:05 AM   #94
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Congratulations! Most likely she was cruising and checking your feeders for deer or other edible prey. There's a reason that you placed the blind where it is as you thought it gave you the most advantages over deer at the feeder. The lion was approaching the feeder from this same direction as she knew it gave her the greatest advantage to catch a deer at the feeder. Tells me that you have your blind in the right spot.

Great shot under pressure!

Adios,

Gary
I've thought this as well but I'll never really know. It'll be in my head everytime I make that little over 1/2 mile trek early mornings lol
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:06 AM   #95
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Awesome story! Thank you for sharing. This is why I get nervous every time walking to my blind. HAHA
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:07 AM   #96
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I've had that feeling more than once walking in really mornings. I just convince myself that I'm crazy. Let's just say, I will definitely be carrying my sidearm from now on lol
Yes sir, either a rifle I can swing fast or a pistola every trip after that.
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:08 AM   #97
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Thanks again for all the congrats! I told my wife as we were leaving the ranch, I guess I'm done hunting this year. She said really, you haven't even got a deer yet. I asked her how am i gonna top this
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:09 AM   #98
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WOW! Trophy of 10 lifetimes!
^^^this! Congrats!!!
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:26 AM   #99
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Congrats! Awesome trophy
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:29 AM   #100
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Dream experience for sure, congrats!
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