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SOFT NEWS Teen fires arrow at cougar, saving life of her 6-year-old brother
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    Teen fires arrow at cougar, saving life of her 6-year-old brother

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/16...d-brother.html

    A teenage girl in Washington state is being credited with saving her 6-year-old brother from being attacked by a cougar earlier this month.

    Amaya Simpson, 16, of Colville, picked up a bow and arrow and struck the animal behind one of its ears, scaring it off.

    Amaya told Fox News that she and her brother Cole Seymour had been out practicing elk calls on the evening of Sept. 8 in Inchelium, Wash., about 80 miles northwest of Spokane.

    She sensed that danger was afoot while she and her brother were out walking -- and suddenly saw the cougar about three yards away from her brother, she told the Tri-City Herald of Kennewick, Wash.

    “I just remember getting chills, turning around, and seeing only its big brown head blending with the trees and bushes,” Amaya said, “then telling my brother to run to me.”

    After realizing his sister was not joking around, Cole ran toward her, he told Spokane's KHQ-TV. That’s when Amaya fired the arrow toward the cougar.

    “My adrenaline was pumping, and in that situation, it was probably record time,” she told the Herald.

    The cougar ran off into the woods. Amaya told her father what happened, and he grabbed an AR-15 rifle and went to find the animal with the help of the family’s dog, the Herald reported. He then finished off the animal, she said.

    Her father subsequently took the cougar to a taxidermist, she said.


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    Wonderful job listening to her 6th sense! Really nice of Dad to have it stuffed. We have a 120 year old stuffed bobcat that has come through the generations - and a bear head. We used to tell the kids the rest of the bear was on the other side of the wall. LOL

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    Bless her heart !!!

    I would be lucky to hit the broad side of a barn with a bow & arrow.
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    Katniss....

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    Yep - Hunger Games was my first thought.

    ETA - just ran across the following - https://www.scribd.com/document/9727...stern-Frontier
    Arrow Wounds and Treatments on the Western Frontier
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    great job little lady

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    The Hunger Games has done a lot to revive archery as a sport with both young women and young men; our SCA group in the UK and Ireland has expanded archery in the last five years or so from just a few people to about 40 with six "Master Archers" (I don't know exactly what the criteria is but my friend told me yesterday told me he is now busy "training the trainers" because they have so many people qualified to be trained.

    Great job by this young women by the way!

    This wasn't hunting for sport or no reason, this was self-defense and once injured her father did the right thing to put down the cat; also the cat was a danger to everyone.

    Sad but kitties breed quickly and excess males will always go out looking for food and territory.
    expatriate Californian living in rural Ireland with husband, dogs, horses. garden and many, many cats

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    Melodi,

    I'm amazed people are still allowed access to bows in Britain any more, as anal as the nongovernment is about everything else.
    The wonder of our time isn’t how angry we are at politics and politicians; it’s how little we’ve done about it. - Fran Porretto
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melodi View Post
    The Hunger Games has done a lot to revive archery as a sport with both young women and young men; our SCA group in the UK and Ireland has expanded archery in the last five years or so from just a few people to about 40 with six "Master Archers" (I don't know exactly what the criteria is but my friend told me yesterday told me he is now busy "training the trainers" because they have so many people qualified to be trained.

    Great job by this young women by the way!

    This wasn't hunting for sport or no reason, this was self-defense and once injured her father did the right thing to put down the cat; also the cat was a danger to everyone.

    Sad but kitties breed quickly and excess males will always go out looking for food and territory.
    I bought my daughter her first bow the same year Hunger Games came out. Called Three Rivers to get a bow and the dude laughed said they were sold out and back ordered for a while because of the movie and the Disney movie brave..

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    Something to be said about archery in a post SHTF situation with both bows and crossbows for both hunting and defense. The greatest advantage is.....quiet. You're not advertising to the world that you're there. Not sure on the reach for traditional or compound bows, but I've seen crossbows that could easily hit a man sized target from over 100 yards in the blink of an eye. With time and practice I'm sure that distance can be extended.
    We have done so much, with so little, for so long....We can now do anything, with nothing, forever.

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