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Was out calling varmints in a canyon. Saw a gray fox across the canyon heading my way. Didn't have a gun... just a camera. Before I reached for the camera, I saw what I assumed to be a hawk coming over my head from behind me. Nothing new to have a hawk come to a call, but this one seemed big. I looked up & realized it was a VERY large Golden Eagle. I had never had one respond to a call, so I was interested to see what he was going to do. As he got closer to the call, I realized he wasn't going for the call, he was going for the fox! He dove for the fox & narrowly missed it as it dove down into a wash. The eagle circled a little bit & then perched in a tree & waited. Fox never re-appeared & the eagle left. I was so fascinated by the whole thing that I never thought to take out my camera!

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One yr. Dec coues hunt. A bobcat stalking a buck. Even jumping on its back, which resulted in the cat flying end over end high in the air . They had a stand off, antlers blocking any advances from the cat, for another few minutes. The buck finally had enough and trotted off.  So cool to watch.

 

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While WT hunting in 36B (California Gulch area) I was glassing this deep canyon when I see a Mt Lion emerge from a bush, then a 2nd lion follows.  Being that this was my 1st lion(s) sighting I was mesmerized. I couldn't take my eyes off them, then in my field of view of my Binos about 10 o'clock I see more movement and its 5 yotes in a train. The lead lion starts to head up hill while the 2nd one follows the ravine. The yotes see the 1st lion and circle it, after that it was the wildest National Geographic dog and cat fight ever. The dogs would dive in and nip at the lion and then haul butt when the lion would swat and chase em. The noises that the lion was making was so erie and loud coming through this canyon. This happened for about 20 minutes. I completely stopped looking for deer and just watched. As for the 2nd lion, I lost sight of it and actually started to get scared because I had no idea where it was at. The yotes lost the battle and took off up the hill. Never thought about sending lead down range, but the more I think about it I probably should have filled my lion tag that year. 

 

In 2010, I did end up killing my 1st lion at 10 yds. I was able to sneak up to it without it knowing I was there. Too close for comfort in my books, but at the time I had know idea what I was sneaking up too. I just saw something move and I was curious as to what it was.

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I glanced up a hen turkey in unit 9 once... it was nose to nose with my sleeping, snoring brother trying to figure out what the F was in front of it. Deer tag in your pocket meant you saw 25birds/day for a couple years. 

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I got this topic ping and had to join in .  Once saw a doe chasing a coyote across a ridge from me. She was really after him for a few hundred yds then I dropped the yote with a single shot and she stopped looked around and went up to the yote and nosed him before heading up the ridge. 

 

Also was glassing an old mine area and heard something we later called crazy Larry.  He was an old security guard at the mine I heard later. He popped out of his trailer laughing and yelling like he was Larry.  Errr crazy....  anyway  He had his pants down around his ankles and was just laughing his butt off for no apparent reason   

 

Lots of others To share but I will stop at these.  Happy turkey day. 

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