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ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 25,360 Senior Member
Hunters got it this weekend on the ranch my buddy (holding it) works 40 Miles from my house!!!


"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,360 Senior Member
    They used 19 Walker Hounds and a Marlin .45 Colt. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,997 Senior Member
    Damn.  That is a big cat.  That one might be one I'd consider paying the money for a full mount...
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Walker hounds are good hounds for trailing. They have really good noses. That's a big ol' putty tat, too!

    Friend of mine in Ft. Myers, FL was hunting (I think deer hunting; their seasons are weird down there) from the ground and one came up pretty close to where he were set up in a ground blind. I don't know if the cat or my friend were the most scared when it got in really close. The video is pretty funny, though. That cat got some gone when he finally moved to let it know he was there.
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,549 Senior Member
    I crossed paths with a cat hunter with dogs once. You could hear them ol' hounds through the whole valley in the predawn dark like a staccato chorus.
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,301 Senior Member
    Takes a lot of guts to hug a cat that big !  lol
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,360 Senior Member
    In the grand scheme of mountain lion, that ain’t a big cat. 

    For my part of Texas........that’s a BIG cat!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,301 Senior Member
    In my world too that is big !  Or your friend is really small !
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member

    How much did it weigh?  My thinking is that 175 lbs. makes for a big cat.

    Jerry

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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    edited August 2018 #10
    Is a portion of the tail missing? 

    Even a small Mountain Lion is a big cat. 

    Did they eat eat the kitty? 
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,360 Senior Member
    edited August 2018 #11
    I’ll ask about the weight and eaten or not. 

    The tail does look a bit stumpy. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,574 Senior Member
    Darn big cat for sure.
    For a reference, how tall is your friend?
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,360 Senior Member
    It weighed 125lbs
    they didn’t eat it, though he tried to talk them into it. 

    My buddy is about 6’2 give it take. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,518 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    In the grand scheme of mountain lion, that ain’t a big cat. 

    For my part of Texas........that’s a BIG cat!
    yes it is!  

    Yeah, I am pretty sure that would get a full mount.  It sure would scare the hell out of the dogs
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,511 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    I’ll ask about the weight and eaten or not. 

    The tail does look a bit stumpy. 
    That's what I was thinking...somewhere along the line that tail got bobbed...
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,511 Senior Member
    What the hell is that on his leg...looks like a broken off snare cable...
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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    What the hell is that on his leg...looks like a broken off snare cable...
    Looks like a chunk braided nylon rope to me. Maybe for hanging Mr. Cat while weighing. 
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,947 Senior Member
    WOW
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  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,301 Senior Member
    That would make a really nice rug . Bet that is a bit expensive but would be well worth it.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,360 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    What the hell is that on his leg...looks like a broken off snare cable...
    Looks like a chunk braided nylon rope to me. Maybe for hanging Mr. Cat while weighing. 
    That. 
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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
    Not my cup of tea. Nice lion. 
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,574 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    It weighed 125lbs
    they didn’t eat it, though he tried to talk them into it. 

    My buddy is about 6’2 give it take. 
    About the size of a female Florida Panther. Of course they are super protected down here.
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,360 Senior Member
    Oddly nice pelt for mid summer. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,280 Senior Member
    I am thinking the rest of the tail is behind his boot, shame not to eat  SOME of it since you took it, but, if it was a problem animal I can see it either way, I still would have to try some. I hope it is going to the taxidermist for some kind of display, that is a pretty nice looking cat.
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,360 Senior Member
    They are a varmint here. No season or limit. 

    I wasnt there or id have taken the meat. Buddy just sent me the pic. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,997 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Oddly nice pelt for mid summer. 
    I also thought the same thing. My first thought was, “That things gotta be covered in ticks and bugs.” But, it looks pretty nice in the pic. 

    If if someone had the money and space, it would be cool as heck to have that thing mounted in a stalking position and have a jack rabbit, small deer or something mounted with it to set up a scene. 
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,877 Senior Member
    edited August 2018 #27
    Being a cat lover, it always pains me to see these posts. Don't get me wrong, I know why they are hunted and have no problem with it. I just find them quite majestic. That is a nice cat.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,360 Senior Member
    Jay said:
    Zee said:
    Oddly nice pelt for mid summer. 
    I also thought the same thing. My first thought was, “That things gotta be covered in ticks and bugs.” But, it looks pretty nice in the pic. 

    If if someone had the money and space, it would be cool as heck to have that thing mounted in a stalking position and have a jack rabbit, small deer or something mounted with it to set up a scene. 
    This was his last pose. The look on his face, “Oh poop!”


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Yeah, that's not one ya want running free around the homestead.
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  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,871 Senior Member
    Good lookin cat. Like Zee said for the southwest that is a fine animal. They get a lot bigger than that as you head north. Predators get bigger as it gets colder. Still a helluva nice trophy
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