Lion Season In Colorado

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Lion Season In Colorado

Postby ridgerunners » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:08 am

Well lion season is almost here again. My hounds are Really getting cranked up especially with a little bit of snow that we had. Guys that know me know that I love to harass Bobcats with way too many hounds ! I do hunt lions but not near as much as I did back 10 years ago. There hasn’t been much to read on here so I’m going to try to stir a little bit of conversation. Now I’m speaking for myself and I feel that the lion population is still pretty darn good but that being said it seems to be getting harder and harder to find the truly trophy toms ( mature ) (aged)....... our state is growing so fast and there’s more hunters every year . It seems like the quotas are pretty decent but I’m just wondering if any of you other Houndsman are seeing this in the units that you hunt?? Timothy Morgan
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Re: Lion Season In Colorado

Postby SASS » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:12 pm

Hi Tim,

I am going to try and get out there this year with a buddy of mine that is a resident, and he is wanting to give it a shot. I am still reading all of the regs but so far after reading through the whole thing once I cannot see anything that says a nonresident can't bring their dogs. So unless I find where it says I cannot use my dogs that is my plan for now. He is starting to research the different units, he really enjoys that part as I think it goes back to some of the stuff he did as an army ranger. I still have a lot of planning to do so we will see.

Good luck out there Tim!
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Re: Lion Season In Colorado

Postby lookinup » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:27 pm

I live in Kansas and hunt CO. I spoke with a warden last year with the same questions and it is absolutely ok to run your hounds as long as you not guiding without a permit.
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Re: Lion Season In Colorado

Postby mark » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:57 pm

Is it even possible to have to many dogs on a bobcat?
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Re: Lion Season In Colorado

Postby SASS » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:23 pm

mark wrote:Is it even possible to have to many dogs on a bobcat?


As per CO parks and wildlife yes, 8 dogs per pack :lol:
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Re: Lion Season In Colorado

Postby mark » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:44 pm

Heck,i'd have to move
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Re: Lion Season In Colorado

Postby ridgerunners » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:56 pm

Sass.. Hunting lions in Colorado you can use up to 8 hounds.But when you are hunting furbearers, Small game and waterfowl you can use what you want... Timothy Morgan
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Re: Lion Season In Colorado

Postby SASS » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:43 pm

Thanks for the clarification Tim, I was just reading the lion hunting reg book.

I guess you would be okay then Mark hahahaha
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Re: Lion Season In Colorado

Postby ridgerunners » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:39 pm

Sass..You are allowed to bring your own hounds and run lions . If you already have pretty good coonhounds You might be surprised at how well they take a Lion track . Rocks ,cliffs and Bluffs may stumped Them more then anything.. but you got to come try it ....Timothy Morgan
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Re: Lion Season In Colorado

Postby SASS » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:09 am

ridgerunners wrote:Sass..You are allowed to bring your own hounds and run lions . If you already have pretty good coonhounds You might be surprised at how well they take a Lion track . Rocks ,cliffs and Bluffs may stumped Them more then anything.. but you got to come try it ....Timothy Morgan


Thanks Tim for all of the info I really appreciate it.

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