Mountain Lion

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  1. Jeff H

    Jeff H Well-Known Member

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    The love that video!

    I was stationed in southern CA for 15 years and only had two encounters, both within a mile of each other less than 2 weeks apart.

    I almost stepped on the first cat as it slept on a fire brake. Once I realized it was a mountain lion I was only 10 yards away. Instinctively I knocked an arrow and drew my bow. The process alerted the cat. The stand off was short, maybe 10 seconds. The cat dove into a ditch and that was it.

    The second encounter was much less dramatic at around 80 yards.


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    I think I woulda been chunking rocks sooner.


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    That's what I was thinking but the DWR officer said not to ever bend down. Stay large. Good to know cuz I'd be looking for a rock or limb or something.
    I recently saw a holster designed for runners which looked pretty cool. It strapped across the chest. I think it was designed for women. Maybe they should target trail runners too!
     
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    This is how you handle the situation!!
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    Pocket pistols were made for situations like this.....just saying..........
     
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    What is they say ? You don’t have to outrun the bear/lion, you just have to outrun your buddy !:D
     
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