Hunter Arrows Stalking Mountain Lion

Hunting can be a dangerous pursuit especially when the hunter is not the only predator in the area. Although attacks between hunters and apex predators is rare, it is still something to consider when going out. Bear and Mountain Lion make up the bulk of the interactions, and when one is face to face with one of these amazing creatures, the hunter needs to have nerves of steal.

A Colorado Elk hunter this past week had those nerves of steal and they probably saved his life. While out hunting Trevor Brown was stalked and entered an epic stare down with a Mountain Lion. He was able to remain calm and  put an arrow through the chest of his crouching nemesis.

In a Facebook post Trevor relays the details.

This past week while elk hunting in Colorado I encountered by far the craziest and scariest experience I’ve ever had with wildlife. I had spent a total of a week at the time hunting the same ridge every day where i have been seeing elk cross when I found my self having a stand-off with a mountain lion 10 feet from me. I was fortunate enough that I was able to keep a tree between myself and the mountain lion and that I was able to take a fatal frontal shot on the lion before it pounced on me. They say you learn something new every day that day I learned to never leave your gun in your tent. The incident was investigated my by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and was deemed obvious self defense due to the frontal shot with a bow at a extremely close range. If your hunting Colorado this year don’t forget to watch your six.

This past week while elk hunting in Colorado I encountered by far the craziest and scariest experience I’ve ever had with wildlife. I had spent a total of a week at the time hunting the same ridge every day where i have been seeing elk cross when I found my self having a stand-off with a mountain lion 10 feet from me. I was fortunate enough that I was able to keep a tree between myself and the mountain lion and that I was able to take a fatal frontal shot on the lion before it pounced on me. They say you learn something new every day that day I learned to never leave your gun in your tent. The incident was investigated my by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and was deemed obvious self defense due to the frontal shot with a bow at a extremely close range. If your hunting Colorado this year don’t forget to watch your six.

Trevor walks us through the encounter this video.

Things could have gone a lot worse for the hunter. I am glad he made it out unscathed.