How many of ya'll have had them too close for comfert calls with a cat?
I've had 2 with 1 ending up with a cat down. Be nice to hear what ya'll had happen. In my 2 cases I had to change my shorts afterwards.
First close call happend back in I believe '03 while bear hunting. My partner and I was snowshoeing back to camp and suddenly he told me to stop and yelled cat. I looked to my right to see a cat slicked down low and moving tword us quickly. He was about 50y when I seen him. I didn't know what to do. I had a 7mm Mag and a .44 on my side. My partner had a 300 win mag and a .357 on his side. All I remember is him saying get ready at which point he drew is .357. I backed up and started to get really scared and asked him what should we do. He started to scream to scare the cat off but the cat kept coming in to us. I'd say it was about 20y away when he said to draw my pistol and be ready. As I did the cat reared up and came in on a fast run. Next thing I know is my friend starts shooting and I followed with 3 shots. After the cat was on the ground I fell on my rear and started shaking in shear adrenalin and fear. The cat lay no more than 5-8y from us. I had and still have never been more scared in my life. It was my first bear hunt and first cat sighting at such a close range.
My second encounter was in the spring of '05 while turkey hunting with my best friend. We was set up on the side off a hill when we heard some crashing in the brush to only have 2 does pregnant and at full run fly past with a cat not more than 20 feet on there heels. They went past and on down the canyon. We just looked at each other with the look of what the HE!! just happend. We never heard them or saw them after that.