I went to my buddy’s house to visit. I had a call and spinner decoy with me so he suggested we go try a couple of setups. We hiked down a skidoo trail and setup in a place with some visibility. After about five minutes my Buddy whispers “ lynx running down the skidoo track”. I get turned around and in a couple of minutes I see the cat slowly moving towards us. I slowly come to full draw just before he stops in a small opening almost head on, a little over twenty yards , I guess.
The arrow flies and the cat jumps, spins and heads out, but floundering. We dash over and I put one more through the chest. The first arrow endo’d him, breaking the front shoulder and coming out and opening his whole opposite rear leg.
Pretty cool day, considering I thought I’d be painting a spare room.
Gonna do a full body mount of him sneaking up on your javelina? ;-)
I always have a lynx tag in my pocket, but for some reason never get around to actually trying to target one. I've seen them while hare hunting in the winter, but they are quick little buggers. Had one come under my tree stand a couple years ago, but in that surprised instant I wasn't sure the season was open yet. It was.
Seems like some areas have a very good population of hares still and the lynx are in lock-step with their numbers. Right where I am, there are few rabbit tracks and no coyote or lynx tracks. Ten miles away, where my Buddy lives along a river valley, tons of hare and he has seen several different lynx and happily very few coyote tracks. Very deep powder snow has to be hard on the canines. unfortunately hard on deer to.
Haha Doug. Yeah, that big mechanical got a good start on case skinning him. Not the head I would have chosen for lynx but in the hurry to get going, I just grabbed what I had spun up.
my best, Paul
Good luck, Robb