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biggest cats----which state or province?
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Contributors to this thread:
Deerman1 24-Apr-19
KyleSS 24-Apr-19
kota-man 24-Apr-19
Kurt 24-Apr-19
dirtclod Az. 24-Apr-19
TrapperKayak 24-Apr-19
bigswivle 24-Apr-19
Bowboy 24-Apr-19
Shiras42 24-Apr-19
Treeline 24-Apr-19
trkyslr 24-Apr-19
Franklin 24-Apr-19
Brotsky 24-Apr-19
Busta'Ribs 24-Apr-19
TrapperKayak 24-Apr-19
APauls 24-Apr-19
badguybuster 24-Apr-19
Bowfinatic 24-Apr-19
Kicker Point 25-Apr-19
MTNRCHR 25-Apr-19
badguybuster 25-Apr-19
Bowfinatic 25-Apr-19
Rackmastr 29-Apr-19
Duke 29-Apr-19
TD 30-Apr-19
Tony 30-Apr-19
doug 30-Apr-19
SS75 30-Apr-19
GR-mobile 04-May-19
skinner creek 06-May-19
BULELK1 06-May-19
DL 06-May-19
EliteFan 06-May-19
Hunter77 06-May-19
Hawkeye 06-May-19
Scar Finga 06-May-19
DL 06-May-19
Closetohome 08-May-19
skinner creek 08-May-19
Closetohome 09-May-19
Shug 09-May-19
Shug 09-May-19
Boatman71 09-May-19
From: Deerman1
24-Apr-19
Looking to book a cat hunt in the next year or two. Generally speaking, which state or Canadian province has the largest cats? I would like to hear opinions from folks who have already done cat hunts or who live in good cat country

From: KyleSS
24-Apr-19

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My vote is for Alberta, this is my cat from Jan 2019. To give a point of reference, I am 6'2" and 280 lbs Have a look at Byron Stewart (TNT Outfitting) or Kelly Morton's Facebook Page to see the caliber of cats that live in Alberta

From: kota-man
24-Apr-19
Alberta...Byron continues to kill giant cats...

From: Kurt
24-Apr-19
From the P&Y most recent data...Colorado has 495, UT 355, ID 359, MT 308 and BC 114 in the record book (no data for Alberta so likely is significantly less). And the most recent 2 yr recording period basically tracked exactly in line with the all-time data at 9,8, 7, 5, 2 respectively for each state/province.

From: dirtclod Az.
24-Apr-19
I was going to suggest Az.My coisins run Cats, but tha Cat from Alberta makes Az. cats look like house cats.

From: TrapperKayak
24-Apr-19
Maine. ;)

From: bigswivle
24-Apr-19
Florida

From: Bowboy
24-Apr-19
Wyoming has some big cats!

From: Shiras42
24-Apr-19
My vote would be that CA probably has some of the biggest...Wonder about hunting close to the border there for some good ones.

From: Treeline
24-Apr-19
Colorado. Come get as many as you want!

Yes, I have shot a few in Colorado. Also Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

I live in very good lion country up in NW Colorado and actually see several a year just glassing. Only problem we have is that the quotas are too low...

From: trkyslr
24-Apr-19
Arizona has a few giants :-)

From: Franklin
24-Apr-19
I`ve seen some real whoppers coming out of S. Colorado.

From: Brotsky
24-Apr-19
I think it's relevant to ask when you say big are you talking skull (score) or weight?

From: Busta'Ribs
24-Apr-19

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Another vote for Alberta. Another TNT Tom.

From: TrapperKayak
24-Apr-19
Imagine the hurting that thing could put on you if it wanted to? Just watch a house cat in full on attack mode and multiply it times 15. (or x10 if its a Maine coon). Crikey!

From: APauls
24-Apr-19
Yikes there's an Apex predator. Cool cats guys.

From: badguybuster
24-Apr-19
Damn Id love to bowhunt one!!!!

24-Apr-19
I think for B&C entries Canada#1 I just heard Montana especially northern along the border took #2 and Idaho #3 Not official but thought that's what I read

From: Kicker Point
25-Apr-19
HUGE cats in this thread. Not sure I want to hunt stuff that can hunt me.

From: MTNRCHR
25-Apr-19

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I would say Canada for sure. This is my central Colorado cat from 2018, it missed B&C by 1/8 inch.

From: badguybuster
25-Apr-19
wow!!!!

25-Apr-19

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My Idaho cat this year 15 1/8"

From: Rackmastr
29-Apr-19
From everything I've seen, vote would go to Alberta.

From: Duke
29-Apr-19
Agree, Rackmaster!

From: TD
30-Apr-19
What's your budget? None are what a person may call cheap but my understanding is the Canadian cats are pricey. Maybe not as much if you figure by the pound...... and the success rates sure seem better with the reputable (legendary) names.....

From: Tony
30-Apr-19

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Caught this Saskatchewan cat in a wolf snare. Was 14 and 13/16"

From: doug
30-Apr-19
in Arkansas also.

From: SS75
30-Apr-19

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Another vote for Alberta

From: GR-mobile
04-May-19
TNT Outfitting. The legendary Cat Wizard, Byron Stewart

06-May-19
BC or Alberta, Big cats start at around 160 lbs. Very few cats ever reach a legit scaled 180 lbs. From the pictures on this thread there may be one cat that went around 170. Very few cats ever reach jumbo size. You have to have all the stars aline, genetics, easy living and a fresh kill. The # 1 B&C came from my concession, skull size does not mean big cats.

From: BULELK1
06-May-19

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He was #6 for years in Longhunter Record Book .58 caliber with round ball and patch.
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He was #6 for years in Longhunter Record Book .58 caliber with round ball and patch.
Colorado had some Dandy Tom's when I drew my tag there.

I even got a 2 page article about my hunt and adventure.

Man, you guys harvested some pig Tom's!

Good luck, Robb

From: DL
06-May-19
Fullcryhounds that used to be on here said the largest cat they ever captured was in Ca.

From: EliteFan
06-May-19

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Another vote for Byron Stewart and TNT. If you're serious you better get on his list soon as he is a busy man for good reason!

From: Hunter77
06-May-19
What is price for hunt at TNT?

From: Hawkeye
06-May-19

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Alberta!

From: Scar Finga
06-May-19
Man, those some HUGE Kitties! Congratulations guys!

From: DL
06-May-19
This what a fella I know that’s a former government hunter and trapper had to say.

Idaho , and Gene Alford at one time held the record for most book cats....body weight...I would say Canada....lions are not as big as the bs stories you hear....very, very few are over 200 lbs....and I dont give two shits what so, and so, says... California especially. I have seen more dead here than any state. The largest weight on record was killed by Ted Roosevelt near Meeker Colo. I beleive it may have been broken...supposed 223 lbs. I killed the Mont. archery record , 170 lbs, and was at one time in the top 20 in the world

From: Closetohome
08-May-19

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I would say Alberta is producing some studs but you can find some giants in Lower 48 too. I took mine this past year on a limited entry Utah draw tag. Pulled the tag with 6 points and took it with archery gear. Picture attached is my brother in law holding my cat...not sure on score yet but he was over 180lbs. Currently sitting in Phil Soucy’s shop being mounted.

08-May-19
Closetohome did you actually put it on a scale? 180 is what all the outfitters say if they don't scale it.

From: Closetohome
09-May-19
I pulled the bathroom scale into the garage, weighed myself, then picked the cat up and stood on the scale. Not precise but it worked to get a rough idea.

From: Shug
09-May-19
I took this cat with Don Schauffler out of Ennis Mt. Skull was 14 12/16 and on Dons certified scale back at his shop it weighed 181.5 with guts and deer meat still in it...

From: Shug
09-May-19

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A photo would help...

From: Boatman71
09-May-19

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