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Discuss Lonnie's Lion Hunt
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Contributors to this thread:
Pat Lefemine 03-Feb-10
Charlie Rehor 03-Feb-10
Scoot 03-Feb-10
bghunter 03-Feb-10
mn_archer 03-Feb-10
Trophy8 03-Feb-10
MaBow 03-Feb-10
medicinemann 03-Feb-10
XMan 03-Feb-10
bubba 03-Feb-10
triggerman 03-Feb-10
mn_archer 03-Feb-10
SDHNTR 03-Feb-10
TRAILSEND 03-Feb-10
MaBow 04-Feb-10
Mark Watkins 04-Feb-10
nehunter 04-Feb-10
TD 04-Feb-10
MaBow 05-Feb-10
BUDLITE8 06-Feb-10
TB 06-Feb-10
The Surgeon 10-Feb-10
skinnyfrog 08-Mar-10
From: Pat Lefemine
03-Feb-10

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Discuss MABOW's Lion Hunt Here - congrats Lonnie!

03-Feb-10
Lonnie: Congrats! The best part was having your son with you. Anticipation, traveling thru airports, packing, unpacking, moving cross country together and doing an awesome hunt as a "team" is something that sticks with the kids forever! Good job! Charlie

From: Scoot
03-Feb-10
Awesome- congrats!!!

From: bghunter
03-Feb-10
Congrats that you finally scored. Just curious what happened to the dog that got swiped by the lion??

Shawn

From: mn_archer
03-Feb-10
Holy moly, how is the dog? 25' is a decent fall, but a lions claws can be razor sharp!

Congrats-

michael

From: Trophy8
03-Feb-10
Now thats some action. Congrats to both of you...a memory to last a lifetime.

From: MaBow
03-Feb-10
When the dog hit the ground I thought it was dead. The dog ended up fine. I think that the cat got him in the collar saving the dogs life.

From: medicinemann
03-Feb-10
Have you tried any of the meat yet?

From: XMan
03-Feb-10
Congratulations on the mountain lion Lonny, great story and must have been great to have your son along.

From: bubba
03-Feb-10
Congrats Lonnie!

From: triggerman
03-Feb-10
great story , lonnie

From: mn_archer
03-Feb-10
Bet your kid has a heck of a story for his buddies!

"And then the dog came flying out of the tree and my dad shot it 3 times!"

lol

michael

From: SDHNTR
03-Feb-10
that was awesome! I had the same thought as mn_archer. "My dad and I chased a mountain lion through the snow in Colorado and shot it with a bow!" is a much better story than "I got a high score playing Halo 3 today."

From: TRAILSEND
03-Feb-10
Congratulations! I'm confused though. You met your guide in Denver and you were hunting in western Colorado within an hour.

From: MaBow
04-Feb-10
TRAILSEND Good catch. We flew into Grand Junction not Denver. Medicineman I have not tried the meat yet. I am told it tastes like pork though.

From: Mark Watkins
04-Feb-10
MaBow, Creating lifetime memories as a family....nice!

From: nehunter
04-Feb-10
Lonnie, You are so lucky to have that Father/Son relationship!

Congrats again!

From: TD
04-Feb-10
Congrats on the cat! You sure paid your dues. Sounds like this lion hunting is feast or famine!

Died in the tree? Who was the lucky one to have to climb after it?

Curious on the shot placement and angles too? Straight up (tough angle for sure) or was it a good slope you could get around and more level with him?

Thanks for the pics and story!

From: MaBow
05-Feb-10
Thanks everyone for the kind words! My outfitter Steve climbed up the tree to get the cat. It was in a spruce tree so it was not that bad of a climb. The shot angle was not that bad but there was only a small opening for a shot. I practiced the shot quite a bit at home, I put a block target tied to a rope in a tree 30ft up. 2 of the 3 arrows I placed right behind the shoulder driving the arrow into the opposite shoulder and the 3rd arrow mid body. Steve told me that the vitals on a cat are farther back then deer. I wish I knew that before the shot.

From: BUDLITE8
06-Feb-10
Do you have a website or information for the outfitter? How far in advance is he booked up? Many Thanks in advance!

From: TB
06-Feb-10
BUDLITE8 the website is http://www.biggerstaffhound.com/

From: The Surgeon
10-Feb-10
Lonnie,

Congrats on your cat and thanks for sharing an awesome hunt. Great idea on hoisting up the Block Target too. I'll give it a try, probably get expensive!!

From: skinnyfrog
08-Mar-10
I would have to say you just filled one of my bucket list critters. Would love to get one big cat someday. So congrats to you sir!!

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