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    Catch and release lion hunting?

    Here are some pics of a lion that was treed by myself and some friends last year. We let it go...it was just a lil' one







    The terrain...


    One of the hounds at work.




    As we were trailing we found where the cat relieved itself...

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    pretty cool! what type of dog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danimal View Post
    pretty cool! what type of dog?
    danimal, We use Treeing Walker Coonhounds almost exclusively. Occassionally you'll see someone with a Bluetick or Black and Tan Coonhound.

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    Nice pics.
    What are the chances of him coming down the tree with you all there ?

    Years ago a friend of mine got to hunt mountain lions, unfortunately when I went to the states with him it had all stopped where we were.
    We had to make do with racoons, certainly different but very good fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick100 View Post
    Nice pics.
    What are the chances of him coming down the tree with you all there ?

    Years ago a friend of mine got to hunt mountain lions, unfortunately when I went to the states with him it had all stopped where we were.
    We had to make do with racoons, certainly different but very good fun.
    nick100 It's funny you should mention that they can and do come out of the tree. Sometimes lions that have been caught many times learn to jump and run and sometimes they can shake the dogs. The very first lion I ever saw was a nice big tom that we treed. I was carrying my bow and another guy had a pistol. I was on pins and needles and wanted to nock an arrow just in case but the old timer I was with was very nonchalant about it. He pulled the dogs back and tied them up a distance away, standard practice so they don't get chewed up when you shoot the lion and it tumbles out of the tree. After that he went and stood right under the tree. After a few moments the cat decided that the dogs were far enough away he could risk making a break for it. I heard it coming down the tree and yelled out as the old timer simply took one step to the side as if it were no more than a pesky bee. He had the dogs back on it and it was treed again within a few hundred yards. The man carrying the pistol then dispatched it from the second tree. Another time a friend and I took two inexperienced hunters out with only one hound and after a very long brutal slog up several mountains, the new guys beat us to the treed cat. Instead of getting right under the tree to help the lone dog keep the cat up they instead stood 40 yards away and taunted it by making cat noises at it. Just as my friend and I reach the tree all wore out their taunting made it jump and we had to continue a couple more miles before we caught it again and killed it, it was a tom.

    As a matter of fact if you look close the pics of this cat are in 2 different trees. It bailed out of one and after another good chase we caught it again. I have a really cool pic as well as some video of him coming stright down the trunk of a pine I'll see if I can find it.

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    Mtlion,

    Do you guys use telemtry collars or just listen for the hounds when they tree something ?

    Is it still legal to kill them ? If so is there a limit on numbers or do you have to draw for it ?

    I treed a cat with my dogs the other day, that came down the tree pretty quickly when I pulled my dogs away.
    Not quite the same as yours though.

    Would love to see the video if you find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick100 View Post
    Mtlion,

    Do you guys use telemtry collars or just listen for the hounds when they tree something ?

    Is it still legal to kill them ? If so is there a limit on numbers or do you have to draw for it ?

    I treed a cat with my dogs the other day, that came down the tree pretty quickly when I pulled my dogs away.
    Not quite the same as yours though.

    Would love to see the video if you find it.
    I recently finished graduate school and was in no position to have hounds of my own so I hunt with friends of mine. The guys I chase with 99% of the time do not use telemetry collars, they are old fashioned like that. I have chased from time to time with some other guys that use the collars. It's not always listen for them treeing, a lot of times you turn them loose and within minutes you won't hear them at all. You then have no choice but to get on the tracks and follow it out. I have treed lions 1/4 mile off the road or after following them for several miles over very serious terrain. We can kill them here there is a season and quota and you must buy a license. Generally each district has a quota for males and females and as long as the quota is open you can kill. From Sept to Dec it is open but no dogs are allowed. From Dec. 1 to April 14 it is legal to use hounds. Even after the quoata closes you can still chase and tree but no harvest is allowed. I live about 3 1/2 hours away from my friends with dogs but they are probably out looking for one today!

    If you like that stuff I have a lot of pics and stories to go along!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlion View Post
    I recently finished graduate school and was in no position to have hounds of my own so I hunt with friends of mine. The guys I chase with 99% of the time do not use telemetry collars, they are old fashioned like that. I have chased from time to time with some other guys that use the collars. It's not always listen for them treeing, a lot of times you turn them loose and within minutes you won't hear them at all. You then have no choice but to get on the tracks and follow it out. I have treed lions 1/4 mile off the road or after following them for several miles over very serious terrain. We can kill them here there is a season and quota and you must buy a license. Generally each district has a quota for males and females and as long as the quota is open you can kill. From Sept to Dec it is open but no dogs are allowed. From Dec. 1 to April 14 it is legal to use hounds. Even after the quoata closes you can still chase and tree but no harvest is allowed. I live about 3 1/2 hours away from my friends with dogs but they are probably out looking for one today!

    If you like that stuff I have a lot of pics and stories to go along!
    Wicked, tell us more !
    Kev.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick100 View Post
    Would love to see the video if you find it.
    OK I found them. What happened was I saw the cat coming down the tree and had time to snap a very quick still shot. Thinking it would be good video I switched the camera over in time to get a short vid of him bailing with hounds on his heels...As you can hear we all get a little excited at the sight of that!

    Here he is coming straight down the tree.



    The video...(click on the pic below).

    Last edited by mtlion; 22-03-2012 at 20:54.

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    Oh my god !!!!
    That thing coming down the tree like that would get your attention.

    Keep the stories and pics coming please.

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