2021 Mountain Lion bowhunt : Take 2

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  1. trial153

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    As 2021 is heading to finish line I headed back to Wyoming to finish out a mountain lion hunt that started in January of 2021 with my best friend. Although we came home from that hunt without a lion it was a success in all respects.A great time, awesome hound work in amazing places, treed cats and life long memories. Knowing that I was still had that unpunched tag in my pocket, our buddy had me back to finish what I started, a few more days hunting that hopefully would find us the right track that would lead us to a big Tom in tree with dogs below. Well we found our track and after a stellar performance by two exceptional hounds, we had a ring side seat to one of the best chases you could imagine, we finally meet Punch and POW POW at the base of big spruce with a mature tom treed way up high. Those two bitches really put on a show while running that cat. And what great cat he is. Thankful for so many things, the hounds, for great friendships , wild places and the amazing animals that inhabit them . Here are few pictures
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    sounds like a great time!
     
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    Live the dream Jimmy.

    Did he die in the tree?
     
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    Just about. It was really really quick when it happened. That said we where at the tree over an hour before he was in a position that I could sneak an arrow in.
     
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    That's awesome. Nothing like watching well trained dogs work! I hear Mountain Lion taste really good, let's us know

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    I've eaten cougar a few times. It's fantastic!
     
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    struggling so hard not to take the bait.....so...hard....

    lol
     
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    I'm sure your cougar was over cooked and dried out!

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    awesome, once again. man, you have created a lifetime of memories. I admire what you do and appreciate the stories and pics each time.. and yes, hounds at work is a work of art. I take some heat at times because I hunt deer with hounds down here in the south, but it is a beautiful sound and it gets the blood flowing.
     
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    Haha Noodle, I was not casting a bait.
    OK, I've eaten mountain lion, 3 times and it's like the best pork ever..
    Fantastic!
     
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    I am making kitty cacciatore tonight ..
     
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    That's a nice Tom right there. Congrats, sounds like it was a fun hunt!
     
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    Leone Cacciatore, Mountain Lion that is….

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    How was it Jimmy?
    Good pussy yes?.
     
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    Fantastic, excellent table fare.
     
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    Figgered:biggrin:
     
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    Wow, that's awesome. Can't wait to see what the mount looks like!
     
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    I haven’t decided yet, pretty sure it’s going to be a full mount. Right now the full hide is being tanned and prepped so I have time to decide. Pretty much my only options are full or a rug.
     
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    does it taste like chicken? beef? pork? or just plain old cat? :biggrin: No seriously though, on a scale of 1-10 what you give it
     

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