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Old 12-14-2012, 02:36 PM   #31
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Spoken like a man that has hunted big game. A hunter will always look at the ground first even in a picture. That is not Montana Alice. Anyone who knows "Hounds" can not imagine them setting quitely by while there is killing going on?
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Mosin the Rocky Mtn Lions are Big animals. However Texas produces some Big cats. This Lion was hit by a car in Texas. A lion of this size can take down anything. I wonder what the car looked like after it hit this big boy.
Yikes that thing is massive. I've only seen one in the wild while in the field on Colorado. It ran in front of us about 200 yards and jumped straight up a 9-10' overhang.

Thanks for sharing those photos though. WOW
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Yes the Mtn. Lion is a large animal. People who have only seen them in movies really have no idea how big they can get. The fellow missing below my house weighed about 170 Lbs. his body has never been found. These powerful animals can kill and carry off large animals very fast. The Apache Trackers lost the trail above Timber Line.

The largest one I have ever taken was only 160 lbs. I walked up on the Lion while it was feeding on fish in a willow break. I did not want to shoot this young female Lion in the Spring of the year. The Lion would not retreat and would not allow me to back away. I had my old Mdl. 29 .44 at ready she crouched showed her fangs and at about 7 feet prepared to launch. I dropped the hammer and put 240 grs. straight into her mouth and it was over.
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I have read that DNR tracking on big cats shows over 1000 mile range. Many roadside kills several states away originally tagged in South Dakota. I read up on them since I was in SD several times pheasant hunting.
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That is correct. They also track by DNA. Lions have been trapped in the city of Chicago with the South Dakota DNA. They love small dogs and house cats on their menu Chicago would have many of these. The most effective bait for trapping Lions is a live house cat.
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That is correct. They also track by DNA. Lions have been trapped in the city of Chicago with the South Dakota DNA. They love small dogs and house cats on their menu Chicago would have many of these. The most effective bait for trapping Lions is a live house cat.
Yep.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-09-28/news/chi-possible-cougar-sighting-reported-in-schaumburg-20120928_1_cougar-schaumburg-police-today-nebl

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2008-04-15/news/0804140895_1_cougar-illinois-north-side

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2213440/Wolves-mountain-lions-poised-invade-densely-populated-cities-United-States.html
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Thx for the Info WOC. The mature Lion can cover 50 miles per day. They can infest an area and few residents will know that they are there. I see where lions where found in Indiana as well. As the Whitetail population expands the lion will return to its home areas. The lions were killed off in the Midwest by the 1820s. But they have not forgot where they came from.
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Regardless, props to the mule for kicking off on a mountain lion's ass (dead or alive) while the hounds sat on their 4th point of contact and if it was photoshopped, props to the chopper.
Over 600 people enjoyed viewing it, entertainment or fact.

Some of you guy's get way too serious, lighten up Francis .
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