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    Caught my first lynx this morning! Had her in a No.2 Bridger under a piece of hanging moose hide and some flagging tape. I'm still totally in shock this even happened! Right here in the valley, too.
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    Woah, sorry about the sideways pics. I'll try and fix that.
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    Very nice!
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    Thank you sir!
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    Awesome! I got my first one this year too and its still hard to believe and excites me when I think about it! Good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK A's Fan View Post
    Caught my first lynx this morning! Had her in a No.2 Bridger under a piece of hanging moose hide and some flagging tape. I'm still totally in shock this even happened! Right here in the valley, too.
    Awesome!!! Way to go!

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    Good to hear,,,Great job keep up the good work.

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    That's a nice big cat you got there! Congrats!

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    Are you going to eat her? Really. Cats are quite tasty. Nope, not kidding a bit. Think about the stories you'll have to tell your grandkids. Meat is structured and light in color like pork. If you try her and don't like her, next time I'm through that way I'll buy you a beer.
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    Oh yeah, congrats, she is a beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ak River Rat View Post
    Are you going to eat her? Really. Cats are quite tasty. Nope, not kidding a bit.
    I've heard the same thing tho I've never tried. They also say cougar is akin to a delicacy.
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    I kept the hind quarters and backstraps off one of the first two cats I killed last year, and after that first try I will never throw away another piece of lynx meat again. It is excellent! Truly, it is among the best wild game meat that I've ever had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    I kept the hind quarters and backstraps off one of the first two cats I killed last year, and after that first try I will never throw away another piece of lynx meat again. It is excellent! Truly, it is among the best wild game meat that I've ever had.
    Is it anything at all like sheep meat...??? Maybe just more delicate? I thought I heard that somewhere......???
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    I had never even considered eating it, I'll have to give it a shot with the next one I catch. That is, if I'm lucky enough to get another, of course. I'd try it with this one if the carcass hadn't been sitting in a garbage bag in the yard for two days now. I skinned her out and had her sealed yesterday afternoon, and she measured 39 inches nose to tail. Is that like, average size for a lynx?
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    Good job nothing like the first one of any critter always be a memory for you
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    Lots of delicious meat on those hind quarters of a lynx for sure. Good job on the nice lynx AK A's Fan! You could get a few good meals out of that fatty.

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    Thank you guys for all the kind words! I think I was able to fix one of the pictures, and I added another one of the set I caught her in.
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    Great catch! You like that moose hide set now

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    I'm not so sure she still would not have been good to eat. But next time, give it a try. Same for cougar, I've had both. Make up a chili or spicy soup and you cant' go wrong. Hey, the offer still stands, but if under 21, it'll be "root beer" for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacherman View Post
    Great catch! You like that moose hide set now
    Thanks! And yes, the moose hide was the ticket for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ak River Rat View Post
    I'm not so sure she still would not have been good to eat. But next time, give it a try. Same for cougar, I've had both. Make up a chili or spicy soup and you cant' go wrong. Hey, the offer still stands, but if under 21, it'll be "root beer" for you.
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    Haha, yeah, I'm only 17. So root beer would have to do! But I'm sure the lynx would taste pretty good the way you guys are talking about it!
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