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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:38 pm    Post subject: Cat tracks Reply with quote

Thought I would share this
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Cat tracks Reply with quote

Nice picture. Smile Welcome to the forums Howdy

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Cat tracks Reply with quote

nvhntr...Nice photo. What is that? A .17 round next to them? Ya got more information maybe? My guessometer is not working all that well these days. Confused Age you know....

Welcome to the site. We pass a lot of information and gab a lot besides, so help us out.. Very Happy . Particulars man, particulars....

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DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Cat tracks Reply with quote

That ain't no alley cat Bushy. LOL Whatever size that cartridge is. Here Kitty, kitty, kitty. Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Cat tracks Reply with quote

My guess would be that's a .22-250 round next to the track or maybe a .17 rem ............ maybe Confused Question

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Cat tracks Reply with quote

It is a 22-250, handloaded with a barnes varminator Very Happy

The track was located north of Las Vegas, (yes Nevada), all I need to do is find someone with some good dogs that would be willing to hunt at a last minute notice.

Went back to the same area last weekend, we had some fresh snow. No lion tracks but seen 6 elk, one was a raghorn 3x3 and 3 mule deer doe.
It's allways a good day for a hike in the mountains though
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Cat tracks Reply with quote

Any time you go afield and see any animals it's a good day. Now that we have the details. Go get that pussy cat...California will appreciate it (not).

Good luck.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Cat tracks Reply with quote

Lemme dig up a picture of a cat track near my house growing up and post it... it was about 6" in diameter, really big cat. My dad actually ran into it with a couple other guys after it attacked some sheep we had... they followed it for 3 hours in the snow... when they finally caught up to it, it walked out 10 yards away and startled them so bad not one of them shot. They had 12GA shotguns with 00buck. My dad grew up in the mountains, he herded sheep for months at a time solo... at 9 years old. Shot and killed alot of stuff so it was extremely surprising to hear that when they saw the cat that close it startled him so bad they all just froze up.

I once when trapping, came upon some fresh cat tracks going around a big bunch of oak brush. I followed the tracks as they looked really fresh and I wanted to see if I could see the cat. I followed them around the brush, and eventually ended up in a full circle right where I started... its tracks going right over the top of the ones I had just made. Being only 14 and only carrying a stupid .22 revolver I decided it was time to head home for the day Smile


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Cat tracks Reply with quote

Dallan...I can top that. When I was still in California and hunting in the Sierras I came out onto a point of a ridge bare of trees except one. All day I had been seeing big cat tracks and at one time had seen the cat in the brush stalking me. Now this really put me on edge...I was carrying my Winchester .30 WCF 94. When I came to that lone tree at the point of the ridge I decided to take a rest. So I leaned against that tree and relaxed a bit as I could see at least 75 yards around. Heard a noise above me and something hit my shoulder...I swung around cocking that lever action hammer...I damned near shot that pine tree...It was just a squirrel cuttin' pine cones...Jumped clean out of my skin. By the way...An old adage..."First lier don't stand a chance". I'm not so sure if the second lier has much of a chance here either. L O L. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Cat tracks Reply with quote

Oh oh, Dallan almost ended up Cat Scat ............ good thing you went home. Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Cat tracks Reply with quote

[Oh...there was scat. But it definitely did not come from the cat. LOL
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Cat tracks Reply with quote

Haha Good one yotebuster .......... Haha

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: Cat tracks Reply with quote

A small town in CA close to my cabin is posting pics of mt lions taken locally with a depredation permit. They have four in the last six months all within about 10 miles of the cabin.
(rant on)
I think a petition to relocate mt lions across the state with an equal geographic distribution is appropriate. It's the city slickers that have caused the ban on lion hunting, they should share the results of their decision. LA has some parks that would support about six lions apiece. What with the dogs, cats, squirrels, homeless, dopers, gangbangers and tree huggers the lions should get fat and multiply. Share the wealth is my motto. (rant off)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: Cat tracks Reply with quote

When ever a jogger or bike rider from the city got attacted by a cat on their trails in the suburbs I always rooted for the cat...Go Cougar, Go

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Cat tracks Reply with quote

I wonder what kind of disposition a lion that got addicted to meth addicts would have. Talk about a speed hunter!

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