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Contributors to this thread:
molsonarcher 25-Aug-21
BULELK1 26-Aug-21
Bowboy 26-Aug-21
Rgiesey 26-Aug-21
whipranger 26-Aug-21
Shug 26-Aug-21
wytex 26-Aug-21
BullBuster 26-Aug-21
molsonarcher 26-Aug-21
CatSlamfromNY 26-Aug-21
CatSlamfromNY 26-Aug-21
Kurt 26-Aug-21
BULELK1 27-Aug-21
Bowfinatic 27-Aug-21
From: molsonarcher
25-Aug-21
To all who have hunted and taken a lion, qualifying or not fro Pope and Young, what did your cat weigh?

I am asking since i may have an opportunity to hunt them in the near future, and would like to have an idea on size and weight. I know they will vary in skull size from one area to another, but am trying to get a ballpark idea.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and if you dont wish to share on the open forum, pm’s are fine also.

From: BULELK1
26-Aug-21
Colorado, gutted in the field, weighed @ the Warden check in 157 lbs.

Skull final/dry measure just shy of 15.

I'll try and find a field pic to post.

Good luck, Robb

From: Bowboy
26-Aug-21
My WY cat weighed 180lbs ungutted. We weighed it on certified grain scale. Skull was measured just shy of 15.

From: Rgiesey
26-Aug-21
So sounds like we only shoot huge cats here on bowsite. Great trophies!

From: whipranger
26-Aug-21
147lbs-14 6/16 133lbs- 13 9/16 158lbs- 14 8/16 123lbs- 13 3/16 168lbs- 14 14/16 142lbs- 14 9/16 162lbs- 14 15/16 this one had a caved in cheek bone that was rubbing his jaw bone from a previous injury otherwise would’ve easily passed 15 In Colorado 90% of cats that weigh 130lbs will score 13 8/16 which used to be p&y min but I don’t know if that’s changed And females rarely exceed 110lbs but ones that big will have a track the same size as 130lb Tom. Another thing that affects weight is if they have a full belly which will add 15-25lbs. Cats that are 50-53” nose to base of tail are 125-145lbs And 53-55 are 145-160lbs 56-57 are 160-180lbs

From: Shug
26-Aug-21

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181 1/2# on a certified scale… 14 12/16”

From: wytex
26-Aug-21
KOM and a cat, nice Shug!

From: BullBuster
26-Aug-21

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90 pounder out of my back 40. Deer eating machine….WAS! See, bowsiters do shoot small ones.

From: molsonarcher
26-Aug-21
Great cats guys! Whip, those are great numbers and exactly what i was looking for. You dear sir are a cat killing machine!

Im hoping to do this trip once and get a good cat. I know a few people have had to make several trips to get a good one, and these kind of replise will help a bunch.

Thanks to all who posted, and keep them coming.

26-Aug-21
125lbs (empty stomach) Tom, Arizona dry ground, mid 13's skull.

26-Aug-21

CatSlamfromNY's embedded Photo
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From: Kurt
26-Aug-21
Colorado 14-1/16" Tom cougar that was 3.5 yrs old weighed 143#s (weighed by CO Div of Wildlife) with an empty stomach, not gutted.

Cat was ear tagged around Ten Sleep, WY in 1982. I shot it west of Golden, CO, in 1985. It had moved 357 air miles from where it was tagged, the furthest known dispersion for a cougar from where it was tagged at that time. Today via GPS collars they know they travel a lot further.

From: BULELK1
27-Aug-21

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He was # 6 in the LHS record book for quite a few years until all those 'uge Canadian Tom's started to dominate the record books

Yes, the ole round ball and patch .58 caliber muzzy-loader, 40-50 yard accuracy.

Good luck, Robb

27-Aug-21

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Not certified weight the guide was guessing mid 150s Skull was just shy of 15

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