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Stalking, Bowhunting, Hunting from a Blind, Highseat

Illusive, independent and wildly unpredictable, hunting for wild cats is as good as hunting gets. A big trophy lion in Africa is just as difficult as long, lanky trophy mountain lion in Montana and the time tracking a cat is not for everyone.

Hours of trekking through deep snow for lynx or through sweltering, humid forest for Jaguar can make even the most skilled hunters weary. But, there is no bigger adrenaline rush than tracking, cornering and treeing a big cat.

Cats move below the radar, offering little chance of spotting them out of the blue. Digital or man made cat calls, especially in springtime as the females enter into estrus, make effective indicators as to where the elusive cat may be as well as tracking dogs. Though not used for all wild cat species, specially trained dogs can turn an impossible stretch of land, a steep mountainside for example, possible to hunt, following a cat's scent right up to the base of a tree.

Local knowledge of cat habitat, prey and scat greatly reduces the initial questions about the particular hunt but no one can predict just how difficult it may be hunting one of the world's biggest and most dangerous wild cats.

Basic Info

Varieties: Wild Cat, Jaguar, Caracal, Leopard, Mountain lion, Iberian lynx, Lion, Cat, Lynx, Puma, Bobcat, Cheetah

Scientific name: Felidae

Size: length: 35 – 350 cm

Weight: 3,6 kg – 310 kg

Lifespan: 12 – 26 Years

Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Safari, Stalking

Countries: Africa, Europe, Middle-East, Asia