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Old 02-20-2021, 06:42 PM   #1
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I'll start by saying I have spent many days of my life driving around what I would consider to be prime lion country while hunting and pumping wells in Jack and Palo Pinto Co. And I have never laid eyes on one in TX personally but figuratively speaking what tactics would you employ if you were to want to waste time hunting one? I've always heard they have a huge range but assuming you knew one had been using an area you had permission to hunt what would you do?

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Old 02-20-2021, 06:43 PM   #2
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Old 02-20-2021, 06:57 PM   #3
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Old 02-20-2021, 06:59 PM   #4
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Stake out a baby goat, cut his ear. He will cry all night and attract any locals !
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:00 PM   #5
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Stake out some goats, maybe kill one and hang 2 halves, then spend some lonely nights behind a thermal.
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:02 PM   #6
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Stake out a baby goat, cut his ear. He will cry all night and attract any locals !

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Kinda cruel in a way......but it works and has worked for as long as folks have been hunting these big cats
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:05 PM   #7
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:12 PM   #8
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Trap it.
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:17 PM   #9
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:18 PM   #10
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:23 PM   #11
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luck is how this will play out. or hook up with a trapper and follow him around when he kills them in his trap. Cats are not easy anywhere at any time. the only fool proof strategy is dogs or a trap.
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:25 PM   #12
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:27 PM   #13
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Not sure if this would work for Lions, but it works for bobcats. There is a cage type trap that has a compartment to put a live duck in. Now, you would have to modify the cage to accommodate a larger animal.
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:28 PM   #14
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Buddy hunts Montana and says dogs are the way to go. Most of the time a tied up animal will make one suspicious. Just his .02
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:40 PM   #15
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Trees might be an issue depending on location. If no trees it will run your dogs for miles and they will never catch it?
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Old 02-21-2021, 08:40 AM   #16
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First, you must locate them. Find tracks, scat, kills, game pics, etc. A dead cow or horse carcass can be a good place to look for tracks, and if confirmed, might be a good place to hunt as it may hold it in an area for a few days.
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Old 02-21-2021, 10:00 AM   #17
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Dogs for sure.
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Old 02-21-2021, 10:42 AM   #18
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Dogs, calling or a trap. #3 will hold a mt lion.
If you call have at least 2 people to watch all directions.

Mt lion will "tree" in a pile of rocks too, see above.
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Old 02-21-2021, 11:05 AM   #19
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#1 - Choose an area where a "lion" actually lives
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Old 02-21-2021, 11:29 AM   #20
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Stake out a baby goat, cut his ear. He will cry all night and attract any locals !
Or if you're not into the whole animal cruelty thing buy a predator call.......

This is 2021. That sort of technology does exist now.
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Old 02-21-2021, 11:40 AM   #21
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Call a hounds man that has experience catching big cats
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Old 02-21-2021, 05:21 PM   #22
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I'll start by saying I have spent many days of my life driving around what I would consider to be prime lion country while hunting and pumping wells in Jack and Palo Pinto Co. And I have never laid eyes on one in TX personally but figuratively speaking what tactics would you employ if you were to want to waste time hunting one? I've always heard they have a huge range but assuming you knew one had been using an area you had permission to hunt what would you do?

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While there may be an occasional lion in Jack and Palo Pinto Counties, this is not where I would go to hunt lions. Go West Young Man! There is also a pretty good population along the Nueces from Cotulla and east towards Freer.
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Old 02-21-2021, 05:28 PM   #23
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I've been lucky to watch 2 cats at work at different times. Both in Burnet county. One we just happened to glass out by Buchanan. One in Joppa, leaving the ranch about 3am, was in a tree close to the gate we were trying to get out of. We watched it for about 30 minutes before firing shots to get her to leave.
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Old 02-21-2021, 05:30 PM   #24
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Or if you're not into the whole animal cruelty thing buy a predator call.......

This is 2021. That sort of technology does exist now.

We have wild spanish goats around here that are bad as pigs... dont get all spca on us
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Old 02-21-2021, 05:34 PM   #25
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If you find a fresh kill that's been covered up with the surrounding debris...sit on the carcass as it will return.
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Old 02-21-2021, 05:36 PM   #26
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While there may be an occasional lion in Jack and Palo Pinto Counties, this is not where I would go to hunt lions. Go West Young Man! There is also a pretty good population along the Nueces from Cotulla and east towards Freer.
Good luck!
Adios,
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I’ve hunted in Jack & PP counties for approx 15+ years & have seen tracks once & one other physical sighting.
You do have a chance but going west is good advice
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Old 02-21-2021, 06:00 PM   #27
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We have wild spanish goats around here that are bad as pigs... dont get all spca on us
As if that matters? We have a lot of deer around here. Should I cut their ears off and shoot coyotes that come in when I find a fawn? That's the stupidest **** I've ever heard. And a lame excuse to be mean to something. You know what else you have a lot of? Mexicans.....do you feed baby Mexicans to mountain lions?

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Old 02-21-2021, 06:07 PM   #28
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Hunt that little piece of Corp land between the Steiner Valley Ranch,and White Bluff Resort,on Lake Whitney..Dead serious
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Old 02-21-2021, 06:24 PM   #29
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Hunt that little piece of Corp land between the Steiner Valley Ranch,and White Bluff Resort,on Lake Whitney..Dead serious
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Old 02-21-2021, 07:04 PM   #30
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While there may be an occasional lion in Jack and Palo Pinto Counties, this is not where I would go to hunt lions. Go West Young Man! There is also a pretty good population along the Nueces from Cotulla and east towards Freer.
Good luck!
Adios,
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Apply "Sutton's law" which is based on the story that when bank robber Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks he replied, "Because that's where the money is".

Start hunting “where the lion is”, and good luck.
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Old 02-21-2021, 08:50 PM   #31
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As if that matters? We have a lot of deer around here. Should I cut their ears off and shoot coyotes that come in when I find a fawn? That's the stupidest **** I've ever heard. And a lame excuse to be mean to something. You know what else you have a lot of? Mexicans.....do you feed baby Mexicans to mountain lions?
Everyone knows, mountain lions prefer Cabrito.
They don’t like the taste of Meskins .
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