Mountain Lion Hunt With Dogs!

CrimsonArrow

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I fully support predator management in every form, and don’t have anything against guys who shoot bears and cats out of a tree. It’s a necessary way to hunt certain critters, but I don’t like watching it on tv. Anyone else cringe a little when they take the shot?
 

RICMIC

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I fully support predator management in every form, and don’t have anything against guys who shoot bears and cats out of a tree. It’s a necessary way to hunt certain critters, but I don’t like watching it on tv. Anyone else cringe a little when they take the shot?
What they don't often show is what they had to go through just to get to that tree. Like any hunt, some may come easy, but most of them don't.
 

ScottR

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I fully support predator management in every form, and don’t have anything against guys who shoot bears and cats out of a tree. It’s a necessary way to hunt certain critters, but I don’t like watching it on tv. Anyone else cringe a little when they take the shot?
The piece that is so hard to put on TV is how much work it took to get to the point of the shot. Using hounds is about the only effective way to do it but it does not gaurantee kill.
 

CrimsonArrow

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The piece that is so hard to put on TV is how much work it took to get to the point of the shot. Using hounds is about the only effective way to do it but it does not gaurantee kill.
I totally get it that it can be a grueling hunt, often many days spent chasing dogs up and down some of the most rugged terrain the west has to offer. And I’m glad hunters are killing these predators, as they must be controlled. It’s just that by the time the shot comes, the animal has nowhere to go. I’m not questioning the ethics or necessity, there’s just a small part of the animal lover in me that cringes a bit. That being said, I’d probably hunt a lion if the opportunity arises
 

ScottR

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I totally get it that it can be a grueling hunt, often many days spent chasing dogs up and down some of the most rugged terrain the west has to offer. And I’m glad hunters are killing these predators, as they must be controlled. It’s just that by the time the shot comes, the animal has nowhere to go. I’m not questioning the ethics or necessity, there’s just a small part of the animal lover in me that cringes a bit. That being said, I’d probably hunt a lion if the opportunity arises
Fair enough.