I guess I'll be the vote of dissent here, but I find this post sad for a couple of reasons:
1) Why would anyone want to kill such a beautiful animal?
2) Your dogs treed this cat, and then you shot it out of the tree. Doesn't sound like much of a hunt to me.
I can certainly appreciate the fact that it seems you did this by the book (ie. legally, with tag, etc), and you are well within your right to do what you did. I just don't agree with it, in fact I disagree with it even more than I disagree with catching and retaining a 50lb+ chinook.
I am happy to hear that you are eating it and not only using it as a trophy mount.