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Posted: 10/17/2004 7:27:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 7:30:08 AM EST by NevadaARshooter]
I was deer hunting up a ridge in the Ruby mountains at about 9000 ft at 10 am... all of the sudden a mountain lion jumps out about 30 yards in front of me, takes a look and jogs away about another 30 yards. He then stopped, and took another look and continued running away (although he did not appear enthusiastic about leaving).

I wasn't really comfortable that he didn't seem to want to leave, so I followed him about 50 yards to make sure he cleared the area. Then I moved into a clearing to watch a creek down in the canyon and also to keep an eye out for the lion.

After a few minutes I decided to give him some space and hunt a different canyon, so I backtracked the same way I hiked up the ridge. At the spot where he jumped out there was a tree and some brush. I noticed on my way out that he had killed a buck and was feeding in that spot.

I wish I had bought a mountain lion tag before going out. Damn lion got a buck but I didn't.

{edit: actually yesterday}
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:30:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:31:00 AM EST
Too bad you didn't have a digi cam also, wow that was close!
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:33:46 AM EST
From what I have been told montain lions usually attack from behind.


SGatr15
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:36:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
From what I have been told montain lions usually attack from behind.


SGatr15



Do they post pics?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:36:58 AM EST
If you saw a mountian lion, it was most likely watching you for a while. They are tough to suprise. I spent a lot of time backpacking in SoCal and the Sierras, including lots of twilight hiking and never was lucky enough to see one.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:48:11 AM EST
do you have a tree camera? you should leave one in the area and post the pics here.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:53:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
From what I have been told montain lions usually attack from behind.


SGatr15



Yeah, they do. And what made it worse was the one that attacked me... was gay and horny...


...but I dont want to talk about it.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:54:07 AM EST
I think I surprised him. He acted like he was spooked as I closed in on him.

I thought about driving in to Elko to pick up a mountain lion tag since I knew where he had the buck... but I was too tired.
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