This guy is lucky that he had a heavy duty frame back pack on or he might have been missing his spleen. Either way, hurt or not, this is going to be an experience that this fisherman will remember forever.
I've never really been around cougars, so I don't know if this is what some people would
refer to as "normal behavior"?? But I think its safe to say, "Angler's Beware..."
According to the artical,"This angler was jumped from behind and knocked face-first to the ground as he was hiking out from the Kalama River shortly before 11 a.m. yesterday with a 25-pound chinook salmon wrapped in a plastic bag and tied to the outside of a frame backpack...."
I would assume that a 25 pound chinook salmon would be a tasty, easy, and quick meal for a cougar. So how can we really blame the cougar for maximizing his utility!!
This gives new meaning to the catch that got away!!
Never take life to seriously... You'll never get out alive!!
[ This Message was edited by: Quicksilver on 2003-05-12 14:08 ]
Hinge-cutting serves several purposes in regard to improving both whitetail habitat and your hunting experience. There are two main types of hinge cuts including a cut for screening and funnels and a cut for bedding. Hinge cuts for screening and funnels should be done somewhere between the knee and waist to block a deer's vision as well as block a travel path. Hinge cuts for bedding should be done around chest high so that there is room for a deer to bed underneath.