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    Hunting hares today I caught movement off to my left on the edge of a beaver pond. I froze and watched. Darn Lynx walked out at 50 feet broadside from me. Never knew I was there and I had a perfect shot. "IF" it was in season would a .22 high velocity: A. Kill it. B. Probably going to run off and die and I'll never find it. C. I now have a very pissed off cat and the afternoon is going to get interesting fast.

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  • #2
    I've shot 2 lynx with a .22 LR both died within 20 feet. a .22 Mag is probably better by .22 LR does the job.

    Note: range for both was between 20-30 yards.

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    • #3
      I am pretty sure it will do it. But as my Professional Hunter in Africa once said chasing someone's buffalo: It looks like it might be a stiches kind of day. I was looking in the sock drawer last night while packing and noticed 4 sets of hospital socks. It has been an interesting life in Alaska.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Daveinthebush View Post
        ..It looks like it might be a stiches kind of day.....

        Sounds like the man had some experience!
        Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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        • #5
          been there done it and wouldn't hesitate to do it again though I carry a 22 mag or a 223 now days The one I shot was at about 40 yrds and it dropped like a rock it was 20+ yrs ago and I have no idea what kind of ammo I was running that day.
          meats meat don't knock it till you try it

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          • #6
            You could probably kill a polar bear with a .22 if the shot was placed properly. Lynx aren't that tough. I'm always surprised at how quickly they die in a snare when I trap them. When I set snare poles for them, I often tie the snares to sticks about as wide around as a walking stick. And they rarely go very far in the snare. Maybe 10 or 20 feet tops. The nice thing about using a .22 is that it won't damage the fur.

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