This picture is four or five years old. The cat was taken on a guided hunt in BC, the guide was JJ Hack , and the cat was one of the best ever taken in BC. JJ said the hunter he was guiding didn't even realize how big this cat was, and was not impressed! I saw this picture when it was new over on the African hunting forum on Accurate Reloading. BIG cat!
PS: after reading the trophy tracking bulliten, maybe this isn't the picture I saw from JJ. No matter, It's still a big cat, no matter where it came from!
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...