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fly4fish
09-08-2011, 09:44 PM
Had a very close call with a Mountain Lion while archery mule deer hunting a few days ago. I had just left my bow behind for reasons I explain in my blog post. Never go without a side arm. Definitely one of the scariest 3 minutes of my life.

Read my story and check out the pictures of the site at my blog here: Mountain Lion Encounter (http://www.bestforhunting.com/2011/09/mountain-lion-encounter)

Do any of you have any good Mountain Lion Encounter stories where it was more then just a sighting?

Drhorsepower
09-09-2011, 12:19 AM
Thats some crazy stuff. Thanks for sharing.

jay
09-09-2011, 08:45 AM
cool story!

chuffness
09-09-2011, 11:08 AM
Pretty wild.

You just reassured my reason for packing a side arm.

jenbickel
09-09-2011, 11:17 AM
I always carry my side arm. I've encountered a couple mountain lions while I was shed hunting by myself.. Then just yesterday while elk hunting I got charged my a longhorn. I was very happy to have my .41 then!

JNDEER
09-10-2011, 12:14 PM
Great story.

It would be nice to carry. In the great state of CA it is illegal to carry a weapon during archery season.

Elkoholic307
09-10-2011, 05:01 PM
What a creepy story.. I hope I never have an encounter.

Also, what's not illegal in CA?

sjsmallfield
09-10-2011, 06:12 PM
Elkoholic I will let you know if I ever figure it out. lol

JNDEER
09-11-2011, 11:25 AM
What a creepy story.. I hope I never have an encounter.

Also, what's not illegal in CA?

Illegal to carry a firearm during Archery season.

Leveller
09-11-2011, 12:08 PM
Personally I'd rather carry mine anyway and deal with possibility of explaining to law enforcement why I was carrying illegally than explaining at the Pearly Gates why I should be let in ;)

Reflex
09-11-2011, 02:41 PM
Wow, that would freak me out a bit.

elkslayer4x5
10-04-2011, 12:13 PM
What a creepy story.. I hope I never have an encounter.

Also, what's not illegal in CA?
Latin immigrates

Umpqua Hunter
10-13-2011, 10:55 PM
We've got at least three and maybe four cougar that frequent our place. They have destroyed the deer population. Momma had two kittens last fall. I have got to learn how to call cougar.

Leveller
10-16-2011, 07:02 PM
Try a fawn bleat - seems to be one of the favorites on the menu. Even the bears are responding to these now.

wolftalonID
10-17-2011, 09:37 AM
Elkoholic I will let you know if I ever figure it out. lol

Careful....I think figuring it out is illegal also. ;)

sjsmallfield
10-17-2011, 03:21 PM
Careful....I think figuring it out is illegal also. ;)

No Joke!!! Lol

In God We Trust
10-17-2011, 08:51 PM
I carry mine no matter what state I am hunting. I will deal with a ticket if I ever get caught. I believe in the right to bear arms whether I am bow hunting or not! That joke of a law is another example of the game and fish departments overstepping their boundaries.