Wyoming Mountain Lion Bowhunt: Take two

Trial153

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As 2021 was heading to finish line I headed back to Wyoming to finish out a mountain lion hunt that started in January of 2021 with my best friend. Although we came home from that hunt without a lion it was a success in all respects.A great time, awesome hound work in some amazing places, treed cats and life long memories. Knowing that I was still had that unpunched tag in my pocket, my buddy had me back to finish what I started. A few more days hunting would hopefully would find us the right track that would lead us to a big Tom in tree with dogs below. Well we found our track and after a stellar performance by two exceptional hounds, we had a ring side seat to one of the best chases you could imagine, we finally meet Punch and POW POW at the base of big spruce with a mature tom treed way up high. Those two bitches really put on a show while running that cat. And what great cat he is. I am thankful for so many things, the hounds, for great friendships , wild places and the amazing animals that inhabit them. And for my wife who picks up the slack while I am lucky enough to travel to great places and bowhunt.
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Trial153

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The Biologist that took the tooth sample Ect said the cat was 6 years old. Having him checked was a neat experience, really cool talking to those guys and having them a set questions.
Great people in WY all the way around. Always enjoy my time spent in state
 

Sytes

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Wow! I've yet to run hounds for cats! What an awesome experience!
Amazing cat! Grats.
 

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The only time I'd be personally interested in shooting a cougar, a bear, a wolf, etc. is if it were menacing livestock, pets, people and children in populated areas or in self-defense. I have no interest in eating meat-eating animals. If a predator is lawfully taken for sport, I can't knock the lawful taker. I can only hope the game-law makers are allowing predator hunting through sound biological and conservation reasoning.
 
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The only time I'd be personally interested in shooting a cougar, a bear, a wolf, etc. is if it were menacing livestock, pets, people and children in populated areas or in self-defense. I have no interest in eating meat-eating animals. If a predator is lawfully taken for sport, I can't knock the lawful taker. I can only hope the game-law makers are allowing predator hunting through sound biological and conservation reasoning.
I came across guys hound hunting and they invited me to walk along to see the treed cat. I found nothing appealing about chasing cats up trees then shooting them. As stated and is true, if it's legal then so be it. Definitely wasn't for me.
 

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