Sunday, August 07, 2011

People with guns collection # 39

"Denver, Nov. 23 -- SMALL BOY, BIG GUN, BIGGER LION. Glenn Neigenfind, 12, of Denver grins as he 'throws down' with a large revolver on the carcass of a mountain lion. He used the big pistol to kill the lion after dogs treed it 15 feet above ground on a hunting trip in mountains southwest of Denver Saturday. Glenn will collect a $50 dollar state bounty." November 23, 1953

8 comments:

James R. Rummel said...

Great post!

Tam said...

Shooting a mountain lion with a 6" .38 M&P is pretty impressive...

BigFire said...

Notice that the finger is NOT on the trigger.

Wilson said...

@ James – And Thank you for the link!

@ Tam – Yes it impressive. Although I don’t know the details I expect the lad had some backup, at least his Dad with a high-powered rifle and maybe an uncle or two.

@ BigFire – This photo is just full of win!

Chas S. Clifton said...

In most instances of Colorado lion hunting, the cat is treed with dogs and dispatched at close range, often with a .22. MY first thought was that the .38 Special was overkill, actually.

The bounty went away some time in the 1960s, I think. The old-time lion outfitters used that money to cover expenses such as dog food; then the client's fee was above and beyond it.

Wilson said...

I guess that makes me a wimp because I was thinking at least 30-30.

Anonymous said...

Looks like he still living in Colorado.

CoFarmFresh said...

This is my Uncle and yes; he, My Mother, and My Grandfather hunted Lions using dogs for Colorado ranchers during the 1950's.