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Old 11-28-2012, 23:10   #41
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Originally Posted by tsmo1066 View Post
Yes, but not on a human. Walking around some rural acreage my family has in Missouri a number of years back, I rounded a corner out on the property and came about ten feet from a very large cougar sunning itself next to the path.

I didn't have a clue he was even there until he growled.

I stopped, VERY slowly backed up along the trail about ten yards and once out of sight, pulled my pistol and continued slowly backing away all the way back to where I had parked my truck (about a quarter mile). I know that's not technically pulling a gun "on" the cougar, but at the distance I encountered him I figured that if I made a sudden move and he sprang, he'd be on me long before I got the pistol out of its holster.

I think I aged five years in those first few moments!
I had a similar story. I was deer hunting in Idaho, and I was being tracked by a big one I saw it as it was approaching me , and I was going to pop it with my .350 Remington Mag but it ran away. Very odd as I could sense it under the ridge line I was following. Bit never saw it until it came out of the brush

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