I wish I could afford a full body mount but I am thinking seriously about starting to make my own wine to sell so if I do that I will need all of my extra pennies. I used my 300 Win Mag with a 180 Barnes TSX. That is my main big game rifle and load. We got the cat out this morning. It was an adventure. Here is a photo of the canyon. I took the shot from about the middle of the photo and I took the photo from where the cat was at the shot.
I took in a plastic toboggan and we strapped the cat to it and then pulled it up the steep hill hand over hand up to the old road. Here are my cat packing buddies.
From there it was an easy drag.
The tom weighed 81# without the innards so its live weight was probably about 95#. It was 76" from tip of nose to tip of tail. Here are a couple photos of me with the cat.
And one from the front.
The cat is skinned out and the carcass is hanging in the garage. I am going to cut up the tenderloin and backstrap now. Rufous.