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#2665944 - 04/01/14 12:02 AM The Wife's First
tx_cornhusker Offline
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Registered: 06/20/05
Posts: 358
Loc: Frisco Tx
Cats!! My wife has never went calling with me but has heard the stories of triple coyotes called in NE and a 4 cat night in Tx. In the last couple years her ears have perked up about calling in a cat. So we planned a weekend, just me and her, to call on our place in between Jacksboro and Springtown Tx. Our niece flew down from NE to take care of the manchild and we were off. First time we've hunted since she was pregnant with our first. As it turns out she's pregnant with out second now. I digress.

Friday we get to camp and get things set up. Need to hurry b/c she won't night hunt. I have very few open areas on our place to call. Especially for someone that doesn't shoot much anymore but is a good shot. Set up on a high line cut near one of the creeks. Start calling and I get vocalizations back from the east. Minutes later she sees a cat(she's sure it's a mt lion) about 300 yards out crossing the cut to our north. We wait these cats out for another 30 mins. No sign of either. I know I have at least the one close so at last light I switch the call to cardinal distress. A min later she says, there he is!! She hammed his arse at 40 yards. Band flop DRT in the chest with her .223 WSSM.



Next day we sleep in, go to town, naps, feeders filled etc. I try to convince her to try a different area. She's having none of it. So we get in the area quite a bit earlier. Let things cool down a good 20 mins or so and let her listen to a couple different sounds quick. After we start calling for real Mandy hears a "meow" to our left. Right after that a cat is headed up the high line out of the creek straight ahead of us and he's on a rope. Ol' boy sees the decoy at about 75 yards and puts the breaks on. He doesn't move an inch for a couple mins literally. Gave Momma time to calm down because I could hear her heart beating through her breathing. He starts to turn broadside to boogy out and I tell her to hammer him. Barely said that and BOOM! He took a weird leap into the brush. I questioned her about her shot and she was sure she hit him in the shoulder. Let him rest for a while and at last light we went to look. Didn't see him close to where she shot him so we backed out and I went to check later. Longer story short, we found him Sunday morning at daybreak. 3 legged old Tom.





Edited by reb8600 (04/01/14 06:46 PM)

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#2665951 - 04/01/14 12:16 AM Re: The Wife's First [Re: tx_cornhusker]
Redjaw Offline
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Registered: 10/24/11
Posts: 277
Loc: Illinois
Congrats!
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#2665960 - 04/01/14 12:28 AM Re: The Wife's First [Re: tx_cornhusker]
guess Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 4550
Loc: N.texas
good lookin cats, congrats!
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#2665973 - 04/01/14 12:56 AM Re: The Wife's First [Re: tx_cornhusker]
BUXH8ME Offline
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Registered: 02/17/14
Posts: 157
Loc: Washington State
Great story and photos; thanks for sharing. And congratulations on having another child!
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#2665982 - 04/01/14 01:13 AM Re: The Wife's First [Re: tx_cornhusker]
tx_cornhusker Offline
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Registered: 06/20/05
Posts: 358
Loc: Frisco Tx
Thanks Red, Glenn, and Hater. Was a great weekend of calling and being able to pee w/o a two year old between your legs looking up at the happenings asking, what are you doing daddy? Lol Momma and I had an epic weekend!

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#2666014 - 04/01/14 07:14 AM Re: The Wife's First [Re: tx_cornhusker]
Lefty SRH Offline
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Registered: 01/09/14
Posts: 2024
Loc: North AL
Cool story, congrats on the baby and the cats.
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#2666023 - 04/01/14 07:48 AM Re: The Wife's First [Re: tx_cornhusker]
Smokeater5 Offline
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Registered: 03/05/14
Posts: 237
Loc: Arkansas
Congrats on the cats. I know what you mean about being able to go in peace. We have 3 and it's a more than full-time job. I plan on getting my wife her first yote and hopefully cat this year. Also, congrats on another on the way.
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#2666032 - 04/01/14 08:41 AM Re: The Wife's First [Re: tx_cornhusker]
Yote Yoda USMC Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 11/17/11
Posts: 3219
Loc: Big Blue Nation KY
WTG
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#2666034 - 04/01/14 08:43 AM Re: The Wife's First [Re: tx_cornhusker]
Dewey NY Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 02/24/12
Posts: 1641
Loc: New York
Thats awesome... Conngrats to both of you..

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#2666040 - 04/01/14 08:56 AM Re: The Wife's First [Re: tx_cornhusker]
elkhunter2002 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/09
Posts: 181
Loc: Eastern Nevada
Very nice and congrats.

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#2666045 - 04/01/14 09:00 AM Re: The Wife's First [Re: tx_cornhusker]
Oconee Plotts Offline
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Registered: 01/08/14
Posts: 45
Loc: SE Oklahoma
As my husband would tell you "you may have created a monster!"
Very pretty bobcats!!

Congrats on the child you have and the one on the way. The whole never getting to pee in peace thing doesn't stop as they get older. My daughter is 10 and I still can't go to into the bathroom without her soon following!
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#2666048 - 04/01/14 09:04 AM Re: The Wife's First [Re: Oconee Plotts]
Smokeater5 Offline
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Registered: 03/05/14
Posts: 237
Loc: Arkansas
Originally Posted By: Oconee Plotts
As my husband would tell you "you may have created a monster!"
Very pretty bobcats!!

Congrats on the child you have and the one on the way. The whole never getting to pee in peace thing doesn't stop as they get older. My daughter is 10 and I still can't go to into the bathroom without her soon following!


No kidding! 10, 8 and 6 and the do the same.
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#2666295 - 04/01/14 07:56 PM Re: The Wife's First [Re: tx_cornhusker]
Brownie Offline
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Registered: 10/03/09
Posts: 2208
Loc: Walla Walla, Washington, U,S,A
awesome write up ad congrats on the cats amd the baby. did the WSSM tear them up? sounds like mamas a god luck charm better stat taking her out more often while you can.
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#2666319 - 04/01/14 08:29 PM Re: The Wife's First [Re: tx_cornhusker]
KamronG Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 02/17/14
Posts: 86
Loc: Missouri
Great write up. That first cat looks like a monster!! Congrats!

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#2666327 - 04/01/14 08:37 PM Re: The Wife's First [Re: tx_cornhusker]
weekender Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 3452
Loc: NC
Congrats to both of you, great read and pics

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