Dead lion

sdfuller

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Had the same thing happen to a buddy a few years ago, but he wasn’t calling cats haha. Congrats on the Cat! I’m hoping to have some luck tomorrow morning with this weather rolling in


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mattferg84

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Congrats! Ive tried the past couple years to call one in Colorado without any luck. Tough task for sure!

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Pigdog

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Beautiful cat! How long were you laid up calling before it came in? Did you pick your spot based on fresh tracks in the snow?
 
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Huckleberry Hound

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Beautiful cat! How long were you laid up calling before it came in? Did you pick your spot based on fresh tracks in the snow?
I was calling for 23 minutes when i noticed the cat was right on top of me. I didnt see any tracks before i started calling, but on the way out after the fact i saw fresh tracks all over the place from a couple different lions. I picked my calling location based off of lots of cougar sign id seen in the area over the past year or so, lots of trail cam pictures, hearing a lion whistle from my tree stand a mile away while deer hunting this season, and the fact that skinning out my buck shoowed that sometime in the day or so before i killed him he had been attacked by a lion but got away. He had claw cuts so fresh they hadnt even scabbed up yet, and lion tooth punctures in his throat. Sonehow even with his throat in a cats jaws he got away. He also had old healed up scars from another failed lion attack some time in his past. Rainshadow posted my story on his website, # O31. I also have an older story there from dec 30 2016, #O22. http://www.rain-shadow.com/cougar_callin_stories.htm
 

OXN939

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I was calling for 23 minutes when i noticed the cat was right on top of me. I didnt see any tracks before i started calling, but on the way out after the fact i saw fresh tracks all over the place from a couple different lions... my buck shoowed that sometime in the day or so before i killed him he had been attacked by a lion but got away. He had claw cuts so fresh they hadnt even scabbed up yet, and lion tooth punctures in his throat. Sonehow even with his throat in a cats jaws he got away. He also had old healed up scars from another failed lion attack some time in his past.
This entire post is wild. Congrats on a badass story and harvesting one fair chase.
 

SaltySailor

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Palmer, Alaska
I was calling for 23 minutes when i noticed the cat was right on top of me. I didnt see any tracks before i started calling, but on the way out after the fact i saw fresh tracks all over the place from a couple different lions. I picked my calling location based off of lots of cougar sign id seen in the area over the past year or so, lots of trail cam pictures, hearing a lion whistle from my tree stand a mile away while deer hunting this season, and the fact that skinning out my buck shoowed that sometime in the day or so before i killed him he had been attacked by a lion but got away. He had claw cuts so fresh they hadnt even scabbed up yet, and lion tooth punctures in his throat. Sonehow even with his throat in a cats jaws he got away. He also had old healed up scars from another failed lion attack some time in his past. Rainshadow posted my story on his website, # O31. I also have an older story there from dec 30 2016, #O22. http://www.rain-shadow.com/cougar_callin_stories.htm
WHOA! Congrats, did you happen to get any pics of the claw marks on the buck you got? I've shot a few moose that had scars on their rear legs, i'm assuming from wolves. That's pretty cool.
 
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Huckleberry Hound

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WHOA! Congrats, did you happen to get any pics of the claw marks on the buck you got? I've shot a few moose that had scars on their rear legs, i'm assuming from wolves. That's pretty cool.
No, I didn't think to take any pics. Even if I had, they'd be gone now. My phone shot the bed this morning, and I had to get a new one. Now all my pics, downloads, my contact list is all gone. What a pain in the ass.
 
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