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  1. Default My first lion ever!

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Size:  39.2 KBshot with 180 grain 40 m&p . 50 Yard shot found under offside hide. This cat was 6'4"tip to tip and was a lot heavier than we thought 140 pounds pic do not do it justice.
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    Congrats! Beautiful cat.

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    Heckuva shot with a .40. Big cat.

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    awesome shot with a handgun, congrats.

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    Question: So does "tip to tip" mean from the nose to the end of the tail??? Is that the usual measurement for cats? Thanks in advance.

    good luck to all
    the dog
    "it's the HUNT, not the KILL"

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    Very cool! I've seen a few while hunting but have never had the opportunity to take one. Two questions, what specific bullet did you use and what are you going to do with the cat? Rug or mount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pointingdogsrule View Post
    Question: So does "tip to tip" mean from the nose to the end of the tail??? Is that the usual measurement for cats? Thanks in advance.

    good luck to all
    the dog
    Yes to both.

    I would love to hunt with hounds someday! A lot of people around here quit chasing cats when the economy tanked. The eastern part of the state still gets hard though.
    Life is too short for stupid dogs and ugly guns.

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    Way to take out a fawn killer!! Congrats on an awesome cat!
    I'm an addict...archery, rifles, shotguns, handguns, muzzleloaders, hunting, fishing, fly fishing..and I don't want rehab

    CWEH...Colorado's Worst Elk Hunter 2007-2017 (but I'm still damned sexy) 10 years of consistency!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty315 View Post
    Very cool! I've seen a few while hunting but have never had the opportunity to take one. Two questions, what specific bullet did you use and what are you going to do with the cat? Rug or mount?
    We are going to do a rug,and the ammo was Winchester 180 grain JHP. 408 foot pounds at muzzle. this cat had expired before it hit the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCushman View Post
    Way to take out a fawn killer!! Congrats on an awesome cat!
    This was a contributing factor for me going this year. we cut more lion tracks then deer tracks this year. we expressed our opinion to CPW when we checked the cat in. unit 62 hear in Co has a cat& bear problem i have twice as many deer in my yard then previous years they have them run in too the valley floor. CPW needs to raise quotas on LIONS & open bear hunting in spring let hounds hunt bear. in my opinion.

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    So awesome!! Way to go mate.
    Coal. Guns. Freedom.

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    140 pounds is a solid sized tom. Good job.
    Fear the beard....

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    Congrats! Awesome cat can't wait to get one myself.

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    Congrats!!

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    Awesome! On my bucket list.

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    Congrats on a fine cat. Are you gonna eat him? We smoked the whole rear quarters on mine, made sausage outta the front quarters, and the tenderloin was just like pork! Very good.
    "The Rocky Mountains is the marrow of the world" Del Gue

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    Quote Originally Posted by el unit View Post
    Congrats on a fine cat. Are you gonna eat him? We smoked the whole rear quarters on mine, made sausage outta the front quarters, and the tenderloin was just like pork! Very good.
    Yes we are going to eat him in Colorado you have to eat them by law. i tried my brothers two years ago and was surprised at how well it tasted.

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    Nice lion!

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    That's pretty cool! A 40 S&W and good bullets! Nice mushroom on it.

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    Awesome, always wanted to try hunting them
    To what avail are forty freedoms without a blank spot on the map?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coelk101 View Post
    in Colorado you have to eat them by law.
    Why does this crack me up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coelk101 View Post
    Yes we are going to eat him in Colorado you have to eat them by law. i tried my brothers two years ago and was surprised at how well it tasted.
    Where about's did you hunt? Generally.
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    Why does this crack me up?
    It's your demented sense of humor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenhorn View Post
    Why does this crack me up?
    I wonder if the law says you have to eat them or that you have to take the meat? There's no way that they could ever prove that you did or didn't eat anything.
    "The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir

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    You must eat the cat personally and can not share. And, the cat meat must be cooked well-done, but not over done, only well enough to kill the trich larvae. No vegetable will be allowed with the meat, unless they are peas or carrots. And only two or fewer alcoholic beverages, but weed is legal.

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    ^That's pretty specific.

    Congrats to the OP! I forgot to mention that above. I want to go on a lion hunt someday.
    "The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir

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