Carbon Express Arrows
Utah mountain lion hunt
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iceman 03-Jan-18
iceman 03-Jan-18
iceman 03-Jan-18
iceman 03-Jan-18
iceman 03-Jan-18
iceman 03-Jan-18
iceman 03-Jan-18
trackman 03-Jan-18
Fuzz 03-Jan-18
iceman 03-Jan-18
iceman 03-Jan-18
iceman 03-Jan-18
iceman 03-Jan-18
iceman 03-Jan-18
iceman 03-Jan-18
kota-man 03-Jan-18
iceman 03-Jan-18
iceman 03-Jan-18
Scar Finga 03-Jan-18
Destroyer350 03-Jan-18
Buskill 03-Jan-18
Bowboy 03-Jan-18
Sage Buffalo 03-Jan-18
Ron Niziolek 03-Jan-18
TD 03-Jan-18
Grunt-N-Gobble 03-Jan-18
bghunter 03-Jan-18
Shug 03-Jan-18
Paul@thefort 03-Jan-18
PAstringking 03-Jan-18
JTreeman 03-Jan-18
tobinsghost 03-Jan-18
Bowfinatic 03-Jan-18
SteveB 03-Jan-18
wkochevar 03-Jan-18
t-roy 03-Jan-18
T Mac 03-Jan-18
BOWUNTR 03-Jan-18
BULELK1 04-Jan-18
bghunter 04-Jan-18
Hawkeye 04-Jan-18
Nick Muche 04-Jan-18
Bliz6 04-Jan-18
iceman 04-Jan-18
HUNT MAN 04-Jan-18
njbuck 04-Jan-18
Chief 419 05-Jan-18
DEMO-Bowhunter 05-Jan-18
Bono 06-Jan-18
Buffalo1 06-Jan-18
Cajunarcher 06-Jan-18
Mark Watkins 08-Jan-18
GhostBird 08-Jan-18
From: iceman
03-Jan-18
I made my first mountain lion hunt in Utah last week. I gotta admit, I had my reservations going into it because of the lack of snow this year. They had only had one snow storm.

From: iceman
03-Jan-18

From: iceman
03-Jan-18
After talking with my outfitter, a few days prior, I felt much better because they were still finding some tracks and running some cats.

Christmas day comes and goes...time to fly to Vegas, and drive North a few hours.

From: iceman
03-Jan-18
Made it to Vegas with all of my gear. Head North to Utah, get there, and get prepared for day one of the hunt.

From: iceman
03-Jan-18
Day 1 arrives and we head up the mountain. There is still some snow up there, primarily on the North faces of the mountains, South side snow is melting pretty quick with the warm temps.

From: iceman
03-Jan-18
We look for tracks until about mid day, only to find a female track from a cat he ran the day before.

Few hours go by and another guy with us cuts a track of tom a few miles away. We start heading that way to check it out.

From: iceman
03-Jan-18
To make a long story short, we find the track and turn the hounds loose. An hour or so later, he is treed and we have to get there.

We get pretty close to him on the 4 wheelers, but now it's time to climb. It wasn't all that far, but to this flatlander from Louisiana, I thought I was going to die! Between me slipping and falling about 10 times and the altitude, it was a struggle.

From: trackman
03-Jan-18
So what is the rest of the story

From: Fuzz
03-Jan-18
And then....

From: iceman
03-Jan-18
One of the guys got there awhile before me and was telling us the whole time that the lion was nervous up there.

I finally make it to the tree and see the lion up there. Pretty surreal feeling to me to get that close to one finally. I sit on a log to try to catch my breath. I am nowhere close to being able to shoot him at this point. I can't breathe!

I'm not sitting on the log more than 10-15 seconds and the tom leaps out of the tree from about 20' up and hauls @ss. I am dejected to say the least. It's pretty late in the day..will they tree him again? how far away? still have daylight if they do?

From: iceman
03-Jan-18
Low and behold he trees again only 200 yards away! Thankfully, he didn't go any higher up the mountain either. Getting to the 2nd tree was much easier.

We all get to the tree and see him up there. I take a minute to catch my breath and prepare for the shot.

From: iceman
03-Jan-18
Now it's the moment of truth, the moment I have been waiting for. I tell myself "relax, pick your spot, take your time, he's not going anywhere this time" as he looks much more content in this tree.

From: iceman
03-Jan-18
I draw back and let it fly. Arrow hits right where I wanted it to. In a mere seconds, he comes tumbling down. Holy cow! This just happened.

From: iceman
03-Jan-18

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I walk over to him, still in disbelief that we just got it done in one day!

Time for photos, as we are losing daylight quick and have a long way to go to get down.

From: iceman
03-Jan-18

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From: kota-man
03-Jan-18
I feel bad for guys that only get to hunt cats for one day! I shot mine on DAY 16!!!!! Congrats again man.

From: iceman
03-Jan-18

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From: iceman
03-Jan-18
Cory, Ha! I was preparing myself mentally for having to make multiple trips. We just happened to find one in a canyon that the sun didn't hit all that much, so it still had decent snow.

Gotta thank Chris Muller (PAStringking) for helping me out on this hunt.

Not the best story in the history of bowsite, but I gave it a shot lol. Still in shock that it all happened on day 1, and I am very thankful!

You never know..just gotta get out there and see what happens..

From: Scar Finga
03-Jan-18
Beautiful Cat Ice! Congratulations for getting it done and having a wonderful animal to show for it!

From: Destroyer350
03-Jan-18
That's awesome! Congrats!

From: Buskill
03-Jan-18
Awesome !!!

From: Bowboy
03-Jan-18
Congrats!

From: Sage Buffalo
03-Jan-18
Congrats!

Good grief it's much better to be lucky than good. Have read dozens of stories on here about guys going weeks and multiple trips for a much smaller cat.

From: Ron Niziolek
03-Jan-18
Beautiful cat. Congrats!

From: TD
03-Jan-18
Pretty cool. Congrats! Thanks for sharing. Guess in one day you can't take too many pics... =D (that's a hint in case you're still holdin'...)

03-Jan-18
Nice!

From: bghunter
03-Jan-18
Congrats on a nice trophy. Who did you hunt with? Reason I ask is I shot mine in Utah and sounds like you were in s/e Utah.

From: Shug
03-Jan-18
Congratulations

From: Paul@thefort
03-Jan-18
Should be a good meal. How are you going to have it mounted? Full, rug, etc.

From: PAstringking
03-Jan-18
Thank you Jared for the trust and even though Mother Nature wasn’t cooperating we still made it happen.

This hunt was in South East Utah near Cedar City

From: JTreeman
03-Jan-18
Good job brother, congrats again. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

--jim

From: tobinsghost
03-Jan-18
Don't apologize...ever! Congrats and are you cooking it up?!?

From: Bowfinatic
03-Jan-18
Congratulations on a great cat. Booked up mine for next yr.... hopefully mine is just as "boring" ??

From: SteveB
03-Jan-18
Awesome! Congratulations on seeing the dream through and a great cat to boot!

From: wkochevar
03-Jan-18
Agree with Kota...my cats was taken on day 14 and loved every second of it. Congrats on a fine animal and successful hunt!

From: t-roy
03-Jan-18
Very nice! Congrats.

From: T Mac
03-Jan-18
Great cat congrats!

From: BOWUNTR
03-Jan-18
Awesome... congrats. Ed F

From: BULELK1
04-Jan-18
Very Kool man!!

You did great and a Day 1 harvest----->

Congrats

Good luck, Robb

From: bghunter
04-Jan-18
Near where I shot mine, and lucky that I shot it on second day. Congrats again on a great day. Hopefully you took the meat home it is delicious

From: Hawkeye
04-Jan-18
Congrats again Jared! So glad it worked out buddy. Well deserved:)

From: Nick Muche
04-Jan-18
Way to go, those cat hunts can sure be fun. Congrats on a nice one!

From: Bliz6
04-Jan-18
Congrats again on a great cat Jared! I have to agree with Cory though - I believe I shot mine on day 11.

From: iceman
04-Jan-18
TD, You're right. I don't have many pics. I'm not holding out on you. :)

Tobinsghost, I'm not apolgizing for anything...just was saying I'm not the best storyteller/writer compared to some of these guys on here, but I gave it a shot..ha!

Paul, I'm going to mount it lifesize. Not sure exactly what pose yet. Still need to figure that out.

Thanks, guys!

From: HUNT MAN
04-Jan-18
Congrats

From: njbuck
04-Jan-18
Jared,

Congrats again buddy, glad you got it done!

Rob

From: Chief 419
05-Jan-18
Congrats Jared! Awesome cat. Glad you got him on the first day/ first trip.

05-Jan-18
Congrats again buddy! I didn't realize that it was first day!

From: Bono
06-Jan-18
Nice cat Congrats

From: Buffalo1
06-Jan-18
Congrats on a great trophy.

Count your blessings- 1st day tree and kill is awesome.

Thanks for sharing.

From: Cajunarcher
06-Jan-18
Congrats again Jrod! After I feed you a few beers at the sheep show you will be booking another hunt!

08-Jan-18
Congrats! Looks huge.

From: Mark Watkins
08-Jan-18
Congrats Jared!!!

Mark

From: GhostBird
08-Jan-18
Congratulations.

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