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Seeking Cougar Call-In Stories

Postby rainshadow1 » 11 11, 2019 •  [Post 1]

Hey guys!

New here. I just wanted to post like I always do on forums, fishing for your Mt Lion call-in stories. Including accidental encounters. I’ve been posting stories on my site for several years, I’ve got quite a few compiled already. But if I don’t have yours, I’d like to get it!

Let me know!

Thanks!
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Re: Seeking Cougar Call-In Stories

Postby rainshadow1 » 11 15, 2019 •  [Post 2]

Site update here...

I know RainShadow Game Calls is all about CALLING... but...

I'm going to start collecting OTHER Cougar/Mt Lion Hunting stories and posting them on this page.

Any hunting technique, aside from dogs.

It'll be a bonus section... the website is still all about calling them in, but I wanted to add this section.

Have you EVER legally killed (or tried to legally kill) a Cougar without the aid of hound dogs?

I want your story!

It's about hunting the American Lion, without Hounds.

So I wanted to add it.

If you've ever gone out to hunt a Mt Lion, and Spot/Stalked, or Tracked, or any other form of hunting... I want your encounter stories!!!

Even if you were hunting other animals, but had that tag in your pocket "just in case" I want to post your stories on my page!

I know there's plenty of stories out there, I want to start compiling them! Hit me up!
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Re: Seeking Cougar Call-In Stories

Postby wawhitey » 11 15, 2019 •  [Post 3]

I apparently called one in with a weedeater about 5 months ago. :lol:
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Re: Seeking Cougar Call-In Stories

Postby rainshadow1 » 11 22, 2019 •  [Post 4]

I just posted FOUR new stories! (All from the same guy... I'm a little jealous!)

Stories O28, O29, O30, and RS18

Great stories, great hunting technique, all have photos!

http://www.rain-shadow.com/cougar_callin_stories.htm


PLEASE! Send me your stories, calling or not!
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Re: Seeking Cougar Call-In Stories

Postby rainshadow1 » 11 26, 2019 •  [Post 5]

New Stories today!

Added RS19, A24, and NC1

First non-calling story! (Hopefully of dozens and dozens! Please send me yours!)

http://www.rain-shadow.com/cougar_callin_stories.htm
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Re: Seeking Cougar Call-In Stories

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 27, 2019 •  [Post 6]

Excellent! Really enjoying the big cat stories.
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Postby wawhitey » 11 27, 2019 •  [Post 7]

Ill be getting after it monday. I figure this thanksgiving weekend is the big event for the late archery hunters, so ill just wait to go stomping around the hills calling. Dont want to screw up anybodys deer hunt. We need some fresh snow anyway to make it good. Going to use this weekend to get all (okay, some of) my stuff done around the house that ive been putting off. Then i can enjoy myself in the mountains without that voice in the back of my head telling me i have a bunch of crap i need to attend to before i head back out to sea. Really want to bag a lion before jan 1st.
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Postby wawhitey » 12 01, 2019 •  [Post 8]

Crappy pic, but i thought it would be right up your alley steve. Lion chasing a moose. Must be one hungry cat.
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Re: Seeking Cougar Call-In Stories

Postby rainshadow1 » 12 01, 2019 •  [Post 9]

Boy that'd be a battle!

The guy I bought the Davis Lake spot from told me about seeing a Cougar dragging a moose calf across the frozen lake one year. I haven't heard about an adult moose getting taken though.

If Mamma and adult cubs were hunting together they could do it... but moose are so big... If that cat's alone, it might be an indication of how desperate they are.

In the cycles they go through (several decade cycles) when they overpopulate (then add in the wolves) and they over predate an area, the decline in the prey populations leads to a several year run of dying off by starvation and territorial dispute. That might be what you're into there in N E WA.

Too many cats (and wolves) in the region, deer go down... desperation leads to starvation. Yes, they balance themselves, they self-distribute, but that doesn't prevent the numbers from getting all wonkie in the meanwhile. Prey species and predator species. It's not the healthy balance we could manage into the area if we were allowed to. It's Earth Muffin management theory. It's idiocy. It isn't sensible from any angle.
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Re: Seeking Cougar Call-In Stories

Postby rainshadow1 » 12 02, 2019 •  [Post 10]

Hey guys! Cyber Monday post for a GIFT to my former customers, especially you long timers!

Look at your call sequences files... If you DON'T have "Live Whistles S", I'd like to give it to you for Christmas. I think you should have it.

It's Live Whistles, but it's slowed down to a calm communicative pace. Live Whistles was a real life sequence, in real time, but it was a whining, excited, begging teenager. A little overexcited about seeing his trainers. I think slowing it down makes more sense in the field.

So if you're a former customer, email me a pic of your file list or the cd or something to prove it, and I'll email you a link to download "Live Whistles S".

Merry Christmas!
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Re: Seeking Cougar Call-In Stories

Postby wawhitey » 12 06, 2019 •  [Post 11]

One more in your email. Im not so good at telling stories though.
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Re: Seeking Cougar Call-In Stories

Postby rainshadow1 » 12 06, 2019 •  [Post 12]

Ok, JUST POSTED! Story # O31

Yeah, he did it again, this time right into his lap! HAND CALLED COUGAR!

Way to go, wawhitey!
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