I would realy like any big cat but from a very close range. 5-10 Feet and not from out of a tree. That should scare the hell out of me.
I was talking to a guy that was introduced to me last week from a buddy. This guy went to AZ 2 years in a row to dry land hunt a Mnt Lion and he got one the 2nd year. The dogs chased it into a cave and he went in after it and shot it from like 3 feet away. I wonder how the horse ride back was with shi**y pants.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.