Mountain Lion Problem???
Posted 25 December 2004 - 03:22 PM
I have not called TPW yet but I am going to next week sometime just to ask if they have been getting any reports of lions in this area. You know that most of those ranchers will never report any of those sightings but I would just like to know if there have been any reported.
With that said, do any of you have any advise for me for when I'm out hunting and there could be lions in my area?? Thanks
Posted 25 December 2004 - 10:03 PM
Posted 26 December 2004 - 01:19 PM
Sorry to hear the deer population on your brother ranch has dropped.
Posted 26 December 2004 - 08:52 PM
Posted 27 December 2004 - 03:24 PM
Scouting and talking to the ranchers is the first step to narrow down what areas might be currently holding a lion. They have a very large range, so don't waste your time calling in areas with no sign or recent activity. While lions will come to just about any distress sound, their main food supply is deer. Doe/fawn and bird distress has always worked the best for me. Be prepared to spend some time on stand too... they usually come in very slow and hang-up to make sure what they are getting into. I've stayed at least an hour on a stand I felt should produce based on the scouting - some have gone even longer and still finally got a show. Many times I've never seen them come in, only found them from careful searching when I relized I was not longer alone and being watched by something. The hair on the back of your neck standing up on end is a good sign on this one. Get in the habit of looking for shapes and colors out of place too - not very often that will you see the whole animal. And naturally, no movement is even more imortant than your camo especially if using hand calls.
Want an adrenalin rush like no other? Discover one only 10-20 feet away suddenly that you didn't see sneak in. Gets pretty tense pretty fast, and what keeps me going back for more whenever I get the chance.
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