Last thursday I saw my first cat treed. Ive been hunting in northern NM with a guide. We found the tracks early in the A.M. and were chasing shortly after. After two and a half hours of climbing steep terrain in knee high snow we caught up to the dogs at the tree. What a great sight to see the cat in the tree with the dogs going crazy. I think Im already hooked for life on hound hunting, what a blast! As we approached the tree my guide told me the lion looked small to medium. He said it was a female and probably weighed 90 - 100 lbs. He said the decision was up to me to take it or not. I opted to let this one go.My guide agreed. I certainly dont regret the decision as I get to hunt again, and hopefully see the dogs tree another one for me. Anyhow, heres my question. This was the first cat that I have seen, and to be honest it looked good to my inexperienced eyes. Im not looking for a record book cat, and dont want to take one before its time, but what do you look for to estimate the size of the cat once it is in the tree??