Skip to comments.Mountain Lions: Attack Man, Eat Human, Attack Dogs, Unafraid
Posted on 01/08/2020 7:01:31 AM PST by marktwain
Picture by Caldwell family, with permission. Cropped by Dean Weingarten
Mountain lion populations are on the increase and pose significant threats to unarmed humans. Mountain lions were involved in a flurry of interaction with humans in the last two weeks of 2019.
On 26 December 2019, Gary Gorney was hunting pheasants with his two dogs, in the Custer Mine hunting area near Minot, North Dakota. His dogs alerted him to something ahead. Instead of a pheasant, a large female mountain lion charged him out of the grass. He shot and killed the lion with his 9mm pistol.
Gorney said he was talking on his cell phone when his German shorthair, Milly, went on point. He put the cell phone in his pocket with the expectation that a rooster pheasant was about to take flight. Instead, a large female mountain lion emerged from the tall grass and came right at him.
I dropped my dads 100-year-old double-barrel, I dont even remember doing that, and went for the sidearm that I carry with me underneath my jacket, said Gorney. My instincts as a military law enforcement officer took over. There was no thought process. It was self-defense.
The mountain lion was within 10 feet of Gorney when it was hit by a bullet from Gorneys 9-millimeter handgun.
On the last day of the year, in 2019, near the Pine Canyon trailhead, a few miles Northeast of Tucson, Arizona, Pima County Sheriff deputies discovered three mountain lions were feeding on a human body. The three lions were unafraid of people. The lions did not flee as officers approached. They were feeding on the body within sight of human homes. From kold.com:
(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...
Predator populations increase.
Human populations increase.
More conflict between large predators and humans. Who would have predicted this!/S
Grrrrr! Don’t you just hate it when people who talk on their cell phones while hunting? If I was a hunter, I would.
How long until we have this story regarding wolves?
Did Tonto write that headline?
Don’t know about going for a handgun when you could belt kitty with over 2 ounces of #6 shot.
Why didn’t he use the shotgun on the mountain lion? Birdshot, at close range would have done a number on it. They are not hard to kill, as evidenced by the 9mm.
I would not have taken the risk on pulling another weapon.
He was hunting pheasants with his 9mm...??? I’m impressed.! :)
Of course I get it. :)
I would love to talk to him.
They are called wild animals for a reason. This is why I never go into the woods without at least a .44 with 300gr bear busters.
I guess the guy never read any Capstick.
With help by Frankenstein and Tarzan.
If they have cell phone reception, they are not far enough out in the woods.
Intelligent people know better than to go into wild areas with large predators unarmed. Yet unarmed people go into Chicago (and other large urban death zones) by the millions everyday.
My guess is the charge was not immediate and straight at him.
The dogs and the lion might have interacted. He might have had time to drop the shotgun and draw his pistol.
One poster at AmmoLand said he might have trained himself to drop anything and draw the pistol...
Perhaps it went like this:
Drop shotgun, draw pistol.
Two dogs involved, multiple scenarios possible.
And yes, I am always armed when I ride.
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