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    at least our chance of running into a mountain lion while on our MTBs is slim.

    downtown india on a road bike,, not so lucky
    (warning,, its not the guy's hairpiece being ripped off)

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    Ouch!

    My aunt recently moved from Crested Butte to Vermont. She sent me this pic taken near her new hometown.
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    That's a big puddy cat!

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    not THAT slim if youre out at the white tanks often enough

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    Free buzz cut. Wickedly shudder-inducing.

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    I saw where a lion had killed a deer and dragged it down the BCT just south of Bumble Bee.

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    ran into one last year in the pinals scary crap glad he got spooked also
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    When all else fails - Haul Ass

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    Feb 2010 White Tanks Regional Park



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    I ran in to a adult male mountain lion on upper wasabi last year when I was walking my bike due to a flat. It was amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
    I ran in to a adult male mountain lion on upper wasabi last year when I was walking my bike due to a flat. It was amazing.
    I once saw one, with her kit, up on the the rocks above Forces Of Nature on Mt. Elden.
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    Jesus.I had no idea the got THAT big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockychrysler View Post
    I once saw one, with her kit
    you get the flat, and the lion has the repair kit... that has to be frustrating

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    I have seen em on Elden, one was so big I guessed it's size around 250 lbs. or so. Once had a stand off with a very upset momma, my dog got into her den I think. It lasted for a minute or two, I picked up a big log and waved it back and forth over my head. She just held her ground about 30 feet away on this boulder with her back arched and her hairs standing up screaming at me. Once we both came to an understanding I was forced to back away slowly keeping eye contact. The hike out was stressful to say the least, I heard her the whole 1/2 mile or so following us. Once we got to the dirt road a car went by and I heard her run off. It was nuts! She wasn't a real big one but I still didn't want to wrestle her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride View Post
    Ouch!

    My aunt recently moved from Crested Butte to Vermont. She sent me this pic taken near her new hometown.
    This thing is amazing! I wonder what the weight was on that kitty.

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    Myself and M77 saw one run across the road two nights ago coming up the switchbacks from Sedona. Just a lil guy tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scary View Post
    Jesus.I had no idea the got THAT big.
    Famous last thoughts....

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride View Post
    Ouch!

    My aunt recently moved from Crested Butte to Vermont. She sent me this pic taken near her new hometown.
    That is one strong dude holding up that 150+ lb cat...
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    There are Mountain Lions everywhere in this state. I have seen the radio collar data on just the lions that are being tracked around flagstaff. You would be amazed. They wander into town way more than people think. There are MANY on and around Mt.Elden.

    On dry years like this, expect more sightings of lions and bears than usual.

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    Haven't seen one myself yet but have seen tracks and heard of many sightings in Prescott. This summer there was a deer carcass that a cat hauled up a tree near the beginning of trail 396 at the White Spar Campground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuctionGoat View Post
    There are Mountain Lions everywhere in this state. I have seen the radio collar data on just the lions that are being tracked around flagstaff. You would be amazed. They wander into town way more than people think. There are MANY on and around Mt.Elden.

    On dry years like this, expect more sightings of lions and bears than usual.
    I saw around 12 or 13 during the summer of 06 so I have always made that assumption. That was the same year I had that stand off too.

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    good one ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Scary View Post
    Jesus.I had no idea the got THAT big.
    Can you say that in a sexy voice...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noelg View Post
    That is one strong dude holding up that 150+ lb cat...
    I bet that cat weighs a lot more than him, and I'd bet the guy weighs a lot more than 150lbs. Looks like he ate well Dude might have had some help propping up the cat for a quick pose, who knows.

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    I have seen lots of deer killed by mt lions, it takes a deer a week to feed a lion. That is 50 deer a year per lion, and there are estimated between 3-5 thousand cats in Az, thats alot of dead deer every year. Ive never seen one but that doesnt stop me from getting a tag every year, when the time comes I will be ready.
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    Saw on the news last night, that a Gilbert hunter sells devices to call mountain lions.

    Just a gift idea for those extra special ex-spouses or trail enemies who are simply impossible to shop for. Fits/slips nicely into the back of a camelback.

    Hunter sells device for attracting mountain lions

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteKis View Post
    Saw on the news last night, that a Gilbert hunter sells devices to call mountain lions.

    Hunter sells device for attracting mountain lions
    This guy truly understands an animals place in our world.

    Mountain lions were just a new challenge," Healy said. "They're just trophies. The last lion I shot is now a mountain lion rug in my house."

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride View Post
    This guy truly understands an animals place in our world.
    (Yep. That's a damned attractive soul, right there. Nothing turns a woman on like a man who hunts for blood-sport. )

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    I know a guy who knew a guy that said when he would go hunting big cat's he would go down to the humane society and pick up a baby kitten so he could put a nail through one or two of it's paws up to a tree, it wouldn't kill the kitten for a long time but you could imagine it was crying like crazy and apparently this would lure the big cats in. Freaking sick imho.

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    delete..

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzlyplumber View Post
    I have seen lots of deer killed by mt lions, it takes a deer a week to feed a lion. That is 50 deer a year per lion...
    Mtn lions get 2 weeks off a year too???

    Who knew!



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    Wow, this thread went off the rails quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride View Post
    delete..
    Ok, does delete mean that you don't approve of my post? Are you really that squeamish you can't hear a story like that? It's true btw, so deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    Ok, does delete mean that you don't approve of my post? Are you really that squeamish you can't hear a story like that? It's true btw, so deal.
    I hope you're joking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride View Post
    I hope you're joking.
    Nope, it's a true story, I swear! The guy that told me that wouldn't bs about that. Ever since hearing that story I do everything I can to get my four year old daughter to stop crying after a spill when out hiking around here. It makes sense, if you go out and kill just for a trophy why would you care how you get the trophy, even if that means using kittens? My uncle told me a story about being at a game reserve outfit in Wyoming and a very wealthy Texas business man paid around 6 thousand bones to walk up to a hand fed bison that was obviously used to being around people and shoot it so he could stuff it and put it in his man cave/den. I don't get it, people think it's cool to brag about how cowardly they are? I guess it's more about money at that point, look at what I can do because of how rich I am? Weak sauce any way you look at it.

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    it pisses me off to see people just shoot animals that arent an immediate threat to themselves or someone near them who is not an attorney or a politician...

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    I know a guy who knew a guy that said when he would go hunting big cat's he would go down to the humane society and pick up a baby kitten so he could put a nail through one or two of it's paws up to a tree, it wouldn't kill the kitten for a long time but you could imagine it was crying like crazy and apparently this would lure the big cats in. Freaking sick imho.
    He'll get what he deserves, hopefully be a meal for a hungry cat. If someone told me this to my face, I'd probably punch them in the neck. Personally, trophy hunters make me sick. If you kill an animal you should use the animal. Bad karma not to. People suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    Nope, it's a true story, I swear!

    I think you have read waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much into my deleted thread. For the record your post neither creeped me out or made me squeemish or offended me in any way, so I guess I am "dealing". Well I guess it does bother me. What kind of tool would staple live kitties to a tree? But still...that's not the point.

    My post went something like this:

    "I don't buy the story about the kittens. Kitties are 80 bucks at the pound. Why do that when then are readily available in any neighborhood for free?"

    After reading it I decided it would offend about 80% of az mtbr....I read the dead cow thread, haha.

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    I shoot animals, then I eat them. But only ugly ones.
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