View Full Version : Harvested Cougar
01-03-2007, 09:58 PM
Here is a picture of my buddies cougar he shot the first week of December out by Rocky Mountain House. It weighed 171 pounds and green scored 15 3/8 inches.
01-03-2007, 10:54 PM
nic cat............well done!
01-03-2007, 10:55 PM
Holy Crap! Is it me ... or are these kitty's gettin bigger every year? I've never hunted kittys , ( but would love to ..) whats an average cats size, & weight?
01-03-2007, 11:01 PM
Wow thats a big cat. What is that behind your buddy in the picture? Looks like a dog of some sort.
01-03-2007, 11:08 PM
Looks like the back end of one of the hounds....
01-03-2007, 11:32 PM
That's no dog..it's a samswatch!!:rollin
01-03-2007, 11:44 PM
01-04-2007, 12:54 AM
01-04-2007, 01:14 AM
Nice lookin kitty, congrats.
Is there a story to go with the pic?
01-04-2007, 01:26 AM
I am curious about where the cougar was shot because I hunt out there and have seen cougar tracks near our camp. A rough estimate would suffice> BL
01-04-2007, 02:08 AM
WOW thats a big cat, congrats.
01-04-2007, 06:18 AM
nice kitty, depressing to say i weigh more than it, lol
01-04-2007, 07:51 AM
Great looking Cat!! I don't think that kitty missed many meals. By the sounds of it , neither does BB.:lol :lol
Ken aka Savage
01-04-2007, 08:27 AM
Glad to see you got the photo posted Mike, sorry my attempts failed, that is one awesome Cat. Congrats to your buddy that harvested that one.
If your buddy could cough up a few more details that would be cool... such as what make/model/caliber of wepon did he use? What was the cost of such a guided hunt? If he appreciated the work of his guide/outfitter here's a chance to fill us in, maybe someone else on here would want such an experience. Come to think of it, I would enjoy taking a big Cat like that with my Marlin .444 XLR.:eek
01-04-2007, 05:59 PM
Here is a quick story of the hunt for this Cat . A longer version with more pictures will be sent to the Alberta outdoorsmen magazine . The cat was taken in the North Saskatchewan river drainage management area. It was a guided hunt through Big Cat Adventures (Brian Chorney).It started out being a bow hunt but the animal was harvested with a 270 Winchester . So now that I've wet your whistles you'll just have to read the whole story in the magazine onces it's published .
Ken aka Savage
01-04-2007, 06:38 PM
Way to go Mike, how to help sell the magazine, (I renewed my sub*****ion in Alberta Outdoorsmen for another 2 year term, 2 months ago). I will look forward to reading the whole story in the magazine. Any idea what month this story will be published in?
01-05-2007, 12:01 AM
ho ho holy wowsers dude! nice cat!! I dream of doing a hunt like that some day. my sincere congratulations on a hunt like that. can't wait to read the story. Rob dude - you gotta publish that one!
01-05-2007, 12:19 AM
Awesome cat dude! Congrats to ya !!
01-05-2007, 06:46 PM
the more i see these big felines getting hunted the more nervous i am about going out west without a gun.
mind you, if your number comes up and a 170# cat comes from above, a gun wouldnt help you anyway.
anyways...great animal good going
01-05-2007, 09:57 PM
Wow, nice cat. Congrats fer sure.
01-05-2007, 10:03 PM
Very nice, can't wait to read the story.
01-06-2007, 06:53 PM
Well done on your KITTY.
Third time the charm
01-07-2007, 04:10 PM
I was the one that snapped the picture. For all of you that think it's that easy to get a lion it's not we went out 6 day's of 8 to 10 hour's each day before we got this lion. But boy was it worth it. I have hunted alot of different animals but there isn't any hunt in my mind that will give you more of a rush then hunting cougers. Boys give it a try you won't be sorry.
Signed third time the charm
01-07-2007, 04:40 PM
dont have one,
i have been fortunate enuf to call in a sow and two her two grown cubs with a pred call on the north fork of praire creek road. at 16 feet from the muzzle i was a little nervous, and she about-faced.
nothing but pure evil in those black eyes...thats all i remember in the 30 second encounter. at least she come in from the side i was intently watching
I know a hardcore sheep hunter who said cougars the toughest hunt he's ever done. He said following the dogs through thick brush for 6-8 hrs at near sprint almost killed him. Cat got away as well. He only spent 2 or 3 days out before the season shut down but i know he was trying to go again this year.
01-09-2007, 08:08 PM
you know... I have dreams about cats like that.... though my dreams usually end with my Legs dangling out of it mouth!!!
Nice looking Cat...
01-09-2007, 08:36 PM
ihave to agree with the sheep hunter guy, it was three days from sunrise to sunset till the 4 day we finally caught up to him, and chasing after them dogs on a good run is very hard work...two muley does and a moose we come across that it had killed..awsome hunt..
01-09-2007, 08:54 PM
I also agree although my cat last year i had it fairly easy, got the perfect conditions with a really fresh track and it was only about 4 hours later it was in the tree the last time. I have pics i will post later.
01-11-2007, 01:58 PM
Great looking Tom.
I took a Big Tom whit Brien Chorney & Ryan Anderson on Des 28/06 and it green scores 15"4/16 P&Y in WMU332 good job guys just taking the cream of the top. You can reach them at BIG CAT ADVANTURES
01-11-2007, 08:40 PM
Nice lion, just wondering why it changed from bow to rifle?
01-11-2007, 09:46 PM
I am the the guy that shot the first tom. The first shot on the tom was with my bow. The arrow hit a branch and struck the lion one inch too far forward with little penitration. We treed the lion the second time and I could not get a clear line of sight as he treed in a pine tree. I am a person that will not take six shots at an animal just to say it was bow kill so I decided to use a rifle to put the odds in my favor. There was no deflection with the bullet and the Lion was dispatched immediately.
01-12-2007, 01:55 AM
Thanks cat, was just curious! Again Beauty lion!
I was able to get a nice lion as well this year, greens 15 6/16 P&Y. Four years till I finally shot an arrow!
01-12-2007, 02:48 PM
Congrats. on your cat. Did you use the services of an outfitter or do you have dogs? Could you post a picture?
Four years is a long time to wait but you were rewarded with a good tom.
01-13-2007, 03:35 PM
I have a friend with hounds, he is on a lion as we speak, meanwhile I am stuck at work!!
4 years was a long time but very worth it, we have great storys of other cougars and sweet pics and video of them as well.
anyway I will try to post a pic!
PM me with your email and I can at least forward you some pics!
05-08-2007, 07:37 AM
My hunting partner has just informed me that the full story is in this months magazine.
05-09-2007, 09:36 AM
How does one reach Brian at big cat adventures?
05-10-2007, 10:47 PM
Does anyone know why I don't get a picture of the "cat" in Herd Master's original post? All I get is a box with an X in it. It must be something to do with my computer settings. Any ideas??
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