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Another Colorado Cat...
cougar
Contributors to this thread:
wkochevar 26-Feb-17
wkochevar 26-Feb-17
tradmt 26-Feb-17
wkochevar 26-Feb-17
t-roy 26-Feb-17
wkochevar 26-Feb-17
trublucolo 26-Feb-17
Marsh 26-Feb-17
Kurt 26-Feb-17
Paul@thefort 26-Feb-17
tobinsghost 26-Feb-17
WV Mountaineer 26-Feb-17
Quinn @work 26-Feb-17
wkochevar 27-Feb-17
Destroyer350 27-Feb-17
Lew@Work 27-Feb-17
wkochevar 27-Feb-17
BULELK1 28-Feb-17
kellyharris 28-Feb-17
Southern draw 28-Feb-17
Mad Trapper 28-Feb-17
OFFHNTN 28-Feb-17
njbuck 28-Feb-17
From: wkochevar
26-Feb-17

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Getting away from those pesky dogs
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Getting away from those pesky dogs
We finally got some snow along the Front Range and were able to get out looking. We cut a reasonably fresh big track mid-morning and about an hour later we were headed up the final hill. Not sure how they know which is the steepest hill around but they obviously do. The boys had him bayed up pretty good near the top and when we got there it was go time. Nice big tom up the tree. The first arrow was good, but at the insistence of my guide I put another in him. This was my first lion hunt and it took 14 days to finally get it done. Along the way I gained a whole new respect for these animals, the guys and in particular, their dogs that chase them...truly a special breed all around. Never thought I'd like it as much as I did but I would do it again tomorrow!

From: wkochevar
26-Feb-17

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These dudes are heavy...
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These dudes are heavy...
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OK, tried to fix the sideways and am really screwing it up now lol. I'll leave this alone now
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OK, tried to fix the sideways and am really screwing it up now lol. I'll leave this alone now

From: tradmt
26-Feb-17
Way to go Kip!

From: wkochevar
26-Feb-17
Thanks Wayne!

From: t-roy
26-Feb-17
Very nice! Congrats on your adventure. Is your cat a little darker than most, or does he just look that way to me in the pics?

Yeah, you sure don't stand there holding them up for the picture very long!

From: wkochevar
26-Feb-17
I am no cat expert but so far everyone that has seen him has said he is dark. Good eye!

From: trublucolo
26-Feb-17
Saw that and wondered about it too. Congrats on a nice cat.

From: Marsh
26-Feb-17
Congrats! Great pictures.

From: Kurt
26-Feb-17
Good Tom! Congrats! Who did you hunt with?

From: Paul@thefort
26-Feb-17
Special hunt for sure. Nice. Paul

From: tobinsghost
26-Feb-17
Congrats! On my bucket list for sure! How did you practice for shooting so high?

26-Feb-17
Beautiful animal. Congrats and God Bless

From: Quinn @work
26-Feb-17
Nice cat. Congrats.

Who'd you go with?

From: wkochevar
27-Feb-17
I went with some local guys that have dogs and had access to a private ranch. Tobin, you know I was a little worried about having to shoot at a steep angle high up in a tree because there really aren't any places you can practice that shot. As it worked out, the steepness of the side slope allowed me to get uphill of the tree and I doubt the shot angle was much more than about 25-30 degrees. I just took my normal draw, anchor, etc., and leaned back until the pin found the spot.

From: Destroyer350
27-Feb-17
Congrats on your cat! Love the color. What type of mount are you going to do?

From: Lew@Work
27-Feb-17
This wasn't above Tarryall Reservoir by chance? While fishing on Saturday we could hear hounds that had treed. Sounded like a good time!

From: wkochevar
27-Feb-17
Nope not in South Park. Were the dogs up in the Puma's south of the reservoir? I haven't decided on the mount yet but it will be a full body non snarling. I have a little time to decide.

From: BULELK1
28-Feb-17
Damn nice!!

Congrats

Good luck, Robb

From: kellyharris
28-Feb-17
Awesome Cat

28-Feb-17
Congrats Nice cat !!

From: Mad Trapper
28-Feb-17
Congrats!

From: OFFHNTN
28-Feb-17
Beautiful cat! CONGRATS!

From: njbuck
28-Feb-17
Beautiful, congrats!

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