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#119054 - 12/23/02 Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
JJHACK Offline
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Registered: 01/30/01
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Loc: Touchet Wa. & Ellisras South ...
Well here is an exceptional lion killed using a predator call this afternoon. We actaully took him home whole and weighed him at the fish Hatchery scale in town, he was 190 pounds. The Skull is 15-12/16 which makes him tied with 5 others skulls for 6th place over all.

Shot with a 30/06 and 165 grain bullet one time!



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#119055 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
Big Stick Offline
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What a COLOSSAL Kitty! Great pictures.................

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#119056 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
Big Stick Offline
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PLEASE,please,pleeeeeze tell me he is going to be mounted lifesized!.................
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#119057 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
las Offline
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Registered: 06/26/01
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Loc: Kotzebue, AK
Must have been a heck of a mouser!
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#119058 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
AFP Offline
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Registered: 01/26/01
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They don't get much bigger than that one!

Blaine

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#119059 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
JJHACK Offline
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Registered: 01/30/01
Posts: 7606
Loc: Touchet Wa. & Ellisras South ...
BS, he will be done lifesize only at the insistance of me! The guy who shot him has no money to do it but I said I'm sure we can have ti done somehow. Even If I have to do it myself. I case skinned the hide so we will be able to decide later how to mount it.

For the record I'm 5'10" tall and 175 pounds. The weight of that lion is no BS! We put him on a good scale. It was all I could do to hoist him for that photo. The stomach was empty as well. Had he been stuffed full of elk meat this lion would have been easily 210-220 pounds. He was very young and had perfect teeth as well.

It's days like this that make you forget all the unsuccessful predator calling hunts you must go through before you really get the big pay off!
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#119060 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
MontanaMarine Offline
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Registered: 09/25/01
Posts: 8766
Loc: Canyon Ferry, Montana
WOW! Guess that cat never got the word about the '06 being obsolete(grin)

MM

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#119061 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
Muley Stalker Offline
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Registered: 01/31/01
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Loc: Golden, CO, USA
JJ, THAT is an incredible cat!!!!!!!

Thank you for sharing the pictures!

And, I'm sure there must be more to the story!

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#119062 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
Big Stick Offline
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Registered: 01/25/01
Posts: 37736
Loc: Paradise,Alaska
Glad you made the man come to his senses! What a waste,not to lifesize something that magnificent.

I don't know how a guy could look at that picture and not say, "THAT is one big ass cat". There are very few critters that lurk,that could begin to excite me as much. That is simply sensational.

Only a very upper end Brownie or super elite Sitka Buck,would equal that magnitude,in my eye. What a splendid animal,congratulations all around!

Heap big jealous here..................
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#119063 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
HogWild Offline
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Registered: 08/22/02
Posts: 1492
Loc: Arkansas
I never thought I would see one like that! What a monster!

HogWild
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#119064 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
Partsman Offline
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Registered: 07/03/01
Posts: 6636
Loc: PoCo, B.C. Canada
Beautiful animal, congratulations, I just hope the fellow that shot him appreciated what he has done.
They are too magnificent not to take time to reflect on such a fine animal.
Bill
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#119065 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
stocker Offline
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Registered: 10/28/01
Posts: 1172
Loc: B.C., Canada
JJ; That is a cat of a lifetime. You may find a bigger one but I wouldn't count on it. best



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#119066 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
Spike Offline
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Registered: 01/25/01
Posts: 2465
Loc: Oregon
Oh My Fricken G-O-D!

I haven't even read the details yet and had to respond. First thing I did when I saw the photo was yell at my wife to get in here and look at this thing. Her reply..."I want it!"

Got to love it!

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#119067 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
ready_on_the_right Offline
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Registered: 01/26/01
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Loc: GA, USA
JJ

I think you should send those pictures to several newspapers around the areas where a lot of Anti's live!! That will make the granola crowd think twice about walking the trails unarmed

I hope you'll post pics once it is mounted as well!

Mike
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#119068 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
Partsman Offline
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Loc: PoCo, B.C. Canada
Oh Spike, I think that you might have missed the little womens subtle hint.
I gather that she found it exciting enough and now wants to play hunter gatherer, so get off the computer and make her happy.
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#119069 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
prairie dog shooter Offline
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Loc: Texas
Good grief what a cat! I wish you had not posted that photo JJ, you just ended my night time predator calling activities. What call were you using, Bull Moose in distress? Just please don't tell me it was a yellow hammer in distress.
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#119070 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
Spike Offline
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Registered: 01/25/01
Posts: 2465
Loc: Oregon
Ohhhhhhhhhh, now I understand. Bye.

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#119071 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
JimF Offline
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Registered: 07/28/02
Posts: 3233
WOW!

Just for perspective, a jogger was killed by a cat here in Ka. a few years ago. The "Guilty" animal was slain and estimated as I recall at 110 lbs.

I tawt I taw a puddy t.................crunch!!

JimF

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#119072 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
Talus Offline
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Registered: 02/03/01
Posts: 1957
Loc: Prescott, AZ USA
JJ, superb, superb animal. Congratulations! I am climbing through a spate of unsuccessful predator call stands myself, and this IS inspiring. I hope you're posting the long story!

Tell me about the call and the shot! And thanks for he pic.

Jeff

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#119073 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
Sheister Offline
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Registered: 01/25/01
Posts: 3467
Loc: Oregon
Holy sh-t Batman, that is one serious pussy cat! I'd sure love to get his brother, my wife would love to have a lifesize mount in the house- and I ALWAYS try to make my wife happy! LOL- Bob
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#119074 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
JJHACK Offline
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Registered: 01/30/01
Posts: 7606
Loc: Touchet Wa. & Ellisras South ...
Bob,

I'm still not able to sleep the phone is ringing and the Emails are endless. I'll post more details when I get some quite time. I used the special "jackal" call I used when you were with me in Africa.

Big difference though it was over an hour from the first glimpse of him until we actually had him open for a shot. Almost all lions come so slow that I'm convinced folks are calling in way more then they actually see. Had we not seen him way across the meadow/clearcut area coming I'm not sure we would have stayed in that spot long enough to wait him out or see him there. It was very intense waiting and wondering where he would show up next. It reminded me of the movie "predator" where the thing could become invisible, or blend in. This lion would circle and pop up staring at the speaker. and then vanish and pop up again someplace else. Big fun now that it's over, but talk about a tight stomach while anxiously waiting all that time. To tell the truth we never even knew how big it was when he was stalking the call. I don't think we realized how big it was until we tried to move him.

You know I almost forgot to mention. I also shot a coyote this morning and since the lion event I forgot all about him. My shot at the coyote is what blew my shot at the lion because my partner and I always take turns for what ever comes in. Just my luck eh, and it was not even a big coyote!
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#119075 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
MtnHtr Offline
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Registered: 07/22/01
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Geez! Geez! Geez!
Wow, congrats to you and your pard! MtnHtr
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#119076 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
Sheister Offline
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Registered: 01/25/01
Posts: 3467
Loc: Oregon
Jim,

Sent you a PM- looking forward to getting some use out of your "jackal" tape. - Sheister
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#119077 - 12/23/02 Re: Our weekend Lion hunt a great success!
Boggy Creek Ranger Offline
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Registered: 01/27/01
Posts: 16010
Loc: Leon County Texas
Now that is what I'd call an industrial strength pussycat. Makes the very few I've seen look positively scrawney in comparison. Congratulations on a fine cat. How much slower do lions come than bobcats?

BCR
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