I have of course seen them run and treed with dogs (not in person but on TV and in print) but one fellow I know maintains that cats really aren't hard to kill you just need patience and endurance.
He waits until the snow is deep then drives until he finds a fresh track cutting the road. After that he says that all that you need to do is to stay on the track. By the end of the day the cat gets sick of floundering through the snow and comes to bay in some tree or on a rock.
According to this fellow, all you have to do is walk up and shoot them! You don't even need a dog!
Of course you DO have to be able to go cross country in deep snow for several hours...but that's all their is to it!
As fantastic as this sounds, I actually belive him. He's a professional outfitter that seems to know his stuff, so I think he is telling the truth although I really don't have any way of verifying it.
The first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. Unfortunately, times have changed. The last time I took an animal to a butcher, in the mid 60's, I don't have a clue who's meat I got back, but I sure don't think it was mine. I ended up throwing the burger as it stunk the house up every time we...