2021 Idaho Lion

Spitz

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It’s been a minute since I’ve posted around here so I’m gonna try to do a little catching up. . .

I don’t own hounds but have always been fascinated by their abilities. I had a spot in mind this winter to chase a lion and a good friend said he’d supply the dogs to see what we’d turn up. Plenty of snow kept the come-a-long well used on our way in and I quickly realized I will never buy a used truck from a hound hunter.

His two dogs weigh a combined 60 pounds and it was amazing to hear and watch them work a track. Didn’t take but a little while and a couple mile hike and they had a cat 30 feet up a giant dead cottonwood.

It certainly won’t be my last lion hunt, but I suspect it’ll be a hard one to top.
 

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PablitoPescador

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That’s a great tom! I have a buddy in Idaho who has offered to take me as well. Might have to get on a bear/cat combo hunt this spring
 

1_pointer

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Super!! Cat hunt with hounds is in the top 5 of my current wish list. I need better friends... ;)
 

JCS

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Congratulations. Missed this when you posted
 

Corn king 60

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very nice congrats 👍
oddly enough my wife has been after me for a number of years to go
to many deer and elk mounts she says we need a cat IDK
anyway nice job
 

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Congrats!! Thats awesome!!! And ya no joke on buying a houndsmens truck😂 i havnt abused mine to much yet but the guy I hunt with, his Toyota has been thru it!!
 

tdoubled

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Wow, nice looking cat. You going to try any of the meat? Curious to hear if you do and how it turns out.
 

Spitz

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Thanks guys! It was a blast and I was super lucky.

Have looked real close at mounting him but taxidermy comes out of my hunting budget. $4500 is a lion on the wall or a caribou hunt . . . .
 

RobertD

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Thanks guys! It was a blast and I was super lucky.

Have looked real close at mounting him but taxidermy comes out of my hunting budget. $4500 is a lion on the wall or a caribou hunt . . . .
Just do a shoulder mount like a deer... or better just flat tan that bad boy and tack him to the wall
 

Insane1

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Great cat. And if y'all like someone else said put that up on day 1......you better count your blessings..... This one took us 9 hard days to find this year .. put up a few along the way but...
 

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