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    Check out this once in a lifetime sort of harvest. Who knew that you could walk up on a cougar by accident. She was munching down a deer fawn when I overheard her crunching away. I peaked over the edge of this old tractor trail and there she was. I unsnapped the 9mm and then nocked the arrow. I made a perfect shot at about 20 yards straight down hill. She went about 10 feet. I sincerely doubt that this will ever happen to me again. I've hunted this area for 8 years and i've only seen one other cat and that was at about 250 yards away. To have a shot like that was some what miraculous!
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    Great shot!! great pics man all around sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!




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    Awesome.
    Congratulations.!

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    Wow! She must have been really crunching away to alow you to walk up that close to her, that and you must move very quietly. Congratulations, indeed, a once in a lifetime opertunity!!
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    Pat,
    Thats awesome, congrats on the nice cat.
    Here in Ca. they outlawed cougar hunting about 30 years ago. Even if you go to a state that allows couger hunting and you get one, you CAN NOT bring it back into the state.
    Freaking tree huggers.
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    That's awesome congrats!

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    Congratulations on the cat!!! That is one of the things on my bucket list, go cougar hunting. Living in Wisconsin I'll have to just book a hunt some day.

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    Hey! Congrats!

    Though denied by the state, Illinios has some wandering around. Like Elk, that we don't have, there are no laws restricting the shooting of mountain lions. And elk have been shot here, but ones that got loose from the now gone Wilder Farms. It was a cow elk and shot during archery deer season a few years back. No charges were brought against the hunter as, like I noted, there are no elk in Illinois, so no laws....

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    We've got lots of 'em here in Oregon. Ever since hunting them with dogs was banned, back in 1995, the cat population as grown so much that currently there is an 11 month season on them, and the tags are only $12. Here's a trail cam pic I got last year.

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    This pic was taken a week later, 7 miles away. Notice this cat's heavier build, most likely the mate of the female above. Male cougar's home range often overlap several female's home territories.

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    [QUOTE=elkslayer4x5;107927]We've got lots of 'em here in Oregon. Ever since hunting them with dogs was banned, back in 1995, the cat population as grown so much that currently there is an 11 mounth season on them, and the tags are only $12. Here's a trail cam pic I got last year.

    elkslayer, does Oregon allow baiting for cougar? How do people hunt them?

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