I won’t be calling them directly to me. That’s too close for comfort.I have a couple e-callers and several hand calls. After calling in one long tailed cat with a hand call, I'll probably never do it again. I want the sound to be at least 75 yards from me. Remember, this is a cat, and when you call it it with a hand call, it's going to come to YOU. If you are using a prey sound, you will not hear it coming, and there is a very good chance you won't see it until it's right on top of you. If you insist on using a hand call for cougar, contact Steve Tormella. He goes by "Rainshadow" or "Rainshadow 1" on most outdoor forums. He builds THE cougar hand call in my opinion. He also has some fantastic e-caller files for those of us that have learned our lesson.
Just got the whistle, ill be using it starting april 1st. Tried doing the whistle just a few times last year, after my fawn calling. Ended up filling my tag 20 minutes into a stand doing fawn bleats, before i got to the whistle. I intend to start ending all of my sets with some whistling from now on.Have you had any success with that?
There’s a huge alpaca farm just south of Crooked River ranch and I’ve always wondered how many they lose to lions each year.I grew up in Sisters when people thought hiking with llamas was a good idea. It isn't.
Back then Richardson's Ranch had a huge issue with lion sightings and attacks on their place.(First major breeder in US)
I knew a few dedicated lion hunters who swore by scent bait. Llama and Alpaca scent. He would collect all the shorn wool and trimmings - and then cut it up in a blender. Apparently it worked. Well. Too well. Suffice it to say - you don't want to keep trash bags of blended llama wool in your garage - when you border Three Sisters Wilderness.