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    Anyone ever hunt wild cows? A few (like 12) years ago the locad F&G wanted to kill off all the wild cows in the river canyon. I talked to a warden and he said there is no season and no one has a permit to run them on the canyon so any cow, bull, or calf is free game. He also said there are wild goats and donkeys that they want to kill off. The goal was to kill off all unnative species. I have not heard much about them in the last 10 years other than a few sightings hear and there.

    A budy and I tried to hunt them after talking to the warden. We spotted a heard in the canyon and got to 400 or so yards. Trying to get closer we were winded and you would have thought they were elk on the last weekend of season. They blew out of there and never slowed down. I couldnt believe how weary they were and how wild they were. I just got access to 3300 acres where they are supposed to be living so after a quick check with the local F&G I may try and hunt the cows again. I thought it was going to be as easy as going through a drive through and ordering a big mack..... I was way wrong.

    Anyone else ever hear of wild cow hunting??

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    No, but if I were hunting them I would follow the bell. LOL

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    I've read some awesome stories from one of the guys here who has hunted them in Hawaii (cant remember which island). He had a very dangerous encounter with one I recall. You should search it up, fantastic reading.
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    Need more bodies to encircle em? Will stalk for steak. LOL
    Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

    The U.S. city with the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, Washington, D.C., has the highest murder rate at 24 per 100,000. The state with the most unrestrictive gun regulations, Vermont, has the lowest murder rate at 0.48 per 100,000.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Where's Bruce? View Post
    Need more bodies to encircle em? Will stalk for steak. LOL

    Count me in! Im hungry

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    My wife just said "GO! Go hunt for something I like...RIBEYE STEAKS!" How funny is that? No limit right? I say form a hunting party to execute a coordinated attack and divide the meat equally. I'll drive my truck from OC if you set it up.
    Last edited by Where's Bruce?; 08-17-2011 at 05:49 PM.
    Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

    The U.S. city with the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, Washington, D.C., has the highest murder rate at 24 per 100,000. The state with the most unrestrictive gun regulations, Vermont, has the lowest murder rate at 0.48 per 100,000.


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    lol right on count me in if your looking for a group to go with

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    I watched a hunting show years ago where someone was hunting feral cattle on Hawaii with a bow. It looked very interesting. The bulls behaved a lot like whitetail bucks. I remember the host pointing out rubs on trees a big around as my leg. It also seems like they made pawings similar to deer (what ya'll probably call "scrapes").

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    As long as it's legal, count me in.

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    Where are these cattle at? I know there's burrows and wild horses down by the Colorado River. I never seen cattle there? I'm ready!

    Lets get something started

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    a bunch of hunters bored out there mind hunting cows lmao am I the only finding this funny?

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    I am in merced Smithstation! Lets do this. I love COW.

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    I think Jesse needs to create a cow hunting forum.

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    Here you go, enjoy! I love this site.

    PS- I would love to join for a hunt if this materializes :)
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    wow..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
    a bunch of hunters bored out there mind hunting cows lmao am I the only finding this funny?

    I say we call it the JHO Mad Cow Round-up. Flank em Danno.
    Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

    The U.S. city with the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, Washington, D.C., has the highest murder rate at 24 per 100,000. The state with the most unrestrictive gun regulations, Vermont, has the lowest murder rate at 0.48 per 100,000.


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    ..... the cow got danno!!

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    I would think twice about shooting any donkey until they amend the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. As for the others if thgere is in fact no grazing permit and it is not open range, fire up the BBQ!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritWalker View Post
    I think Jesse needs to create a cow hunting forum.
    Hmmmm; are beer goggles required?

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    I can see it now...All you guys go out; and one of you ends up shooting some old cow with a big ass brand on her ass cheek. The law gets called out and the whole JHO group gets cited for cattle rustling......
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    I always see a bunch of cows on a local WA. Big tags in their ears.

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    Is there a place nearby that rents horses?
    Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

    The U.S. city with the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, Washington, D.C., has the highest murder rate at 24 per 100,000. The state with the most unrestrictive gun regulations, Vermont, has the lowest murder rate at 0.48 per 100,000.


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    I can see someone dragging a hereford, tag and all, into the taxidermists..... The look on the guys face....

    Then flash foward, over the fireplace, ole betsy (#216)..."There we were..."
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    I have horses and pack mules Lets go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warren nelson View Post
    I have horses and pack mules Lets go.
    Yeah? Ya willing to trailer em up to No. Calif. too? I'm serious...if we do this and do it right, we would need to drive the herd towards the hunters waiting downwind. Should be able to knock down several at once this way. Then we could use the trailer to haul the carcasses to a butcher shop for processing and split the cost. Everyone goes home with a sh*tload of near-free beef all nicely vac packed and labeled by cut. I get dibs on the shoulder mount! LOL

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    Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

    The U.S. city with the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, Washington, D.C., has the highest murder rate at 24 per 100,000. The state with the most unrestrictive gun regulations, Vermont, has the lowest murder rate at 0.48 per 100,000.


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    The Buffalo head isn't taking up enough room, Bruce?!
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    Some of the posts had me laughing. I know some guys who have baited them in and actually coralled them and taken them to the auction. THe price of beef right now it would be worth it. Some of the bear hunters run into them from time to time nd they say they are mean as a scalled cat. They will come after you if cornered but that goes for most wild game. The sightings I have heard lately are on the Merced river canyon from bagby up to bryceberg. I am still doing some research on it. Some of the ground has been labeled "wild and scenic" so no shooting in those areas but there is still a lot of gtound where they roam. The goats are more down river from bagby to horse shoe bend area but they are even harder to hunt than the cows or so the guys I talk to have said. From what I have learned most of the ferrel cows were all branded at one time but the calves and generations on down do not have brands. Once I get the total legality on the situation I will post it up. Lots of the ground is private but there is also lots of BLM ground in the area.

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