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CO cats west of Fort Collins

Anyone ever hunted them between Fort Collins and Walden. I am thinking I might try to get out after them this winter and this would be where I'd make my stand.

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We hunt a few ranches around

We hunt a few ranches around Rand and do ok with hounds. I think if I was to try calling I would hunt the state parks that allow hunting we cant hunt it with dogs becuase of the leash laws and from what I saw last year there loaded with cats. Poudre canyon has alot of cats as well we cut a monster tom track last year but it was to late to run it and we never saw it again.

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Thanks for the advice Festus.

Thanks for the advice Festus. I will give it a go. I sure wish I had a pack of hounds to run but that seems like a huge amount of work to take care of them for the rest of the year.

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Yeah they're great on a track

Yeah they're great on a track but at home there just a bunch of loud mouth A--holes. If you find a fresh track and want to hear the cry of the hounds let me know I live in Erie.

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Good luck hawkeye, Hope you

Good luck hawkeye, Hope you bag a big kitty, I might get out a see if i can find a cat. i just wanna get into the woods, its a long off season and need to fill the time with something. keep us posted

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To get one without dogs would

To get one without dogs would be an amazing accomplishment.

With dogs I took a big one in five days of hunting. Without dogs I have seen exactley one in all the years and miles I have in out there.

Good luck on your hunts.

 

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by the way Hawkeye...

That big tom that came off the Buckhorn Road that straddles units 19 and 20 and was taken last week weighed 181 pounds WITHOUT guts.  Big ol boy.  I didn't watch them weigh it, but I believe it.  Shoulda got a picture at least with my camera phone if I was thinking.

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Wow that's a nice cat. Was

Wow that's a nice cat. Was you there when they checked it in? Do you know if it was an outfitter?

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I was there

he wasn't an outfitter (but then there's a lot of illegal "outfitting" around here).

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There was a cat shot near

There was a cat shot near Debque early this year that is suppose to be #3 in the books.  I got an email about it with the picture but I had some computer problems and lost it.  All that I can say is that it was a huge cat.  The hunt was a donated hunt by a outfitter out of the area and the story was that it was taken by a disabled vet.  From what I understand the outfitter was not too happy that this person got the cat since he wasn't a paying client but if it was a vet he deserved it. 

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