September 24th, 2009 03:41 PM
I always carry my pistol in the mountains, more so for cats than people. Awesome pic. Those mountain lions can be clever sometimes. Glad you didn't have to shoot it.
September 24th, 2009 03:48 PM
Originally Posted by tinkerinWstuff
Yea! I hear ya! The cold weather we just had really made me want to be out there again. I hunted up by Kremmling so my hunting grounds aren't too far away. 4 hour drive for me.
September 27th, 2009 07:16 AM
I've got a cabin and 10 acres up on Gore Pass. Beautiful area.
Originally Posted by Ragin Cajun
In defense of the DOW - They do get more calls from city dwellers and weekend warriors who bring these types of problems upon themselves and do not know what to do. Usually at their campsite. Although I am of the opinion that their recommendations for dealing with the predators kind of falls in line with the LE recommendations to do whatever the bad guy says and you will be fine.
Wildlife is also adapting well to the human presence. It does not seem to phase them as much as it used to. We are now a source of food (not us, what we bring - Thank you stupid people for feeding the wildlife).
Grasseater // Grass~eat~er noun, often attributive \ˈgras-ē-tər\
A person who is incapable of independent thought; a person who is herd animal-like in behavior; one who cannot distinguish between right and wrong; a foolish person.
See also Sheep
September 29th, 2009 11:39 PM
I would have suggested that she come out with me tomorrow & show me how its done
Her response was that I could have got out of the ground blind and should have been fine.
Seriously though that would have been a tense situation & i would have tried the same thing (although i think 2 warnings would have been sufficient) Heck what can i say i only carry a single stack 1911
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September 30th, 2009 08:35 AM
anyone tried to turn an angry house cat loose? i have twice one will get cut up even with gloves on. i aint messing with the big ones
October 2nd, 2009 09:44 AM
I'm in Colorado too, and that is one of the reasons why I carry while mountain biking. It's very rare the cats will attack, but it has happened. If they are really hungry or sick, they've been known to attack humans.
I remember reading a story about one lady, maybe 5-10 years ago who was mountain biking on a Front Range trail and got pretty mauled up by a "kitty" like that.
The advice at the trail heads and on the trail websites is to try to make yourself look bigger than you are with a jacket, or your bicycle. Bear spray would probably work pretty well too.
October 2nd, 2009 10:29 AM
Sure fire way to get a cat to run.
Kitty kitty kitty. Time for your bath.
October 3rd, 2009 12:21 PM
Glad to hear you were able to Retreat Safely. I would think Regaurdless of the hunting Regulations You still have the right to Defend yourself from any advancing Danger. We have Similar Laws here in New York State 2 Years ago while hunting Spring Turkey my 12 year old son and, I were approached by a wild Boar that had Escaped from an Hunting Preserve He was not Backing down I Pulled my Son behind me Drew my Glock G20 and Removed the Threat Because of what happened I called The DEC Department of Conservation Officer advised me I did the right thing even though I did not have a Valid Hunting License or, Tag after he completed his Investigation Come to find out the owner let the boars go because he was closing his business and, could not get rid of animals so he just let them go free endangering all of the community He ended up getting fined and, my family and, I ended up with an good meal. Moral is DEC Officer said I had to right to defend myself and, my son by the Advancing Danger I was very PROUD of my 12 year son he held his composer and, did not show Fear he stood tall in the face of danger by the way the Boar had 5in. Tusk and wieghed 185lbs. also, the DEC ended up caputuring 3 other Boars and, Putting down 2 more. Because of the sensitve nature of this the DEC asked me not to give Location or, name of Indivivual envolved in fear of he would be harrassed by the Community Nice Huh! Nevermind what he did with Small Children and, Elderly Citizens living in this area. just worried about The Guy who Did this.........
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October 3rd, 2009 01:14 PM
Tinkerin....Can I just say I'm in CO as well......and I'd rather have that cat out there stocking me than a Texan huntin deer or elk!! LMAO!! Your less apt to be wounded by the cat! Know what I'm sayin??
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October 23rd, 2009 02:39 PM
That's really scary! I wouldn't have fired "Warning" shots, I'd be wearing a new fur stole. And also new underwear, because I would have totally messed my pants at being hunted!
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October 23rd, 2009 05:24 PM
At least the DOW lady didn't tell you that they were extinct in your area and you saw something else, like a dog (happened to a friend of mine in the midwest).
October 25th, 2009 01:55 AM
good thing you had your pistol.. a bow isn't loud enough
October 25th, 2009 09:04 AM
In Florida they are called panthers and are protected. I have seen only one while hunting for many years.You are lucky that you can carry a sidearm while bow hunting. We cannot carry a gun in b ow season. That was a nice cat.
November 12th, 2009 01:35 PM
Just 2 thoughts,
1.Was that "lady" crazy ??
2. As to carrying sidearm during "Bow Season" Or BP/ML season = CHECK you state reg.s Many states DO NOT ALLOW.
WA St. Just changed their laws. Here is what I know, BUT STILL CHECK FULLY
A modern handgun may be carried for personal
protection if that person possesses a concealed
pistol license as defined in RCW 9.41.070.
Modern handguns cannot be used to hunt big
game or dispatch wounded big game during
a big game hunting season for muzzleloading
It is unlawful for any person to carry or
have in his possession any firearm while in
the field archery hunting, during an archery
season specified for that area, except for
modern handguns carried for personal
protection if that person possesses a
concealed pistol license as defined by
RCW 9.41.070. Modern handguns cannot
be used to hunt big game or dispatch
wounded big game during an archery, big
game hunting season.
I Hunt BP/ML & I am glad to see this.
BTW, GREAT PIX. I looked @ the the expression on the cat's face & thought ( from it's point of view = WHAT THE F&#K
Also possibly , IMHO the one in the pic was a female & last years "cub" of the other . Or sibling.
December 12th, 2009 08:50 PM
Last year, on the second day of deer season, one of the guys in our party shot this cougar. He saw it up on a small hill, and made a good sneak on it, coming up to it at short distance (30 feet he says). All he saw from that close was head, ears, and eyes. Put the cross hairs just below the chin and fired. Estimated weight of the female was 80 pounds, so about the same size as the one in the OP. While in the process of gutting and skinning it, a small buck decided to walk by, and he took that as well. Needless to say, his grin could not be contained back in camp! He had the tag for the cat. We are having real problems here in OR with cats. Anyhow, I have to say, it was, well, creepy to see, and touch, that cat. Wish I had more pics, but I can tell you this...the paws were the same size as my hands! I do not have small hands either. The claws were about 1 inch long, and though not exactly sharp as razor blades, could do some serious, serious damage with one good muscular swipe. The cat was about 6-7 feet long when laid out in it's relaxed (read: dead) state. I am now MUCH more aware of things while out in the woods. I do not ever want to get into it with one of these!
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