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#5467127 - 12/09/14 10:36 AM Baiting bobcat with live chickens
burleson1974 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/06
Posts: 333
Loc: Burleson, Texas
Does anyone have pictures of live traps for bobcats that they would be willing to share? I want to try to trap a bobcat using a live chicken (safe in a seperate section of the trap). Any and all tips would be appreciated as well...

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#5468042 - 12/09/14 05:02 PM Re: Baiting bobcat with live chickens [Re: burleson1974]
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Registered: 03/16/12
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scratch would go with young chickens pullets think is what they call em. would camo the trap good. i got cheap posts flag
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#5468938 - 12/10/14 08:25 AM Re: Baiting bobcat with live chickens [Re: burleson1974]
hornet527 Offline


Registered: 03/06/09
Posts: 480
Loc: San Angelo
Banny (sp) roosters are the best. they crow all the time. dont have any pics but my grandad built a trap years ago that was bout 16'L x 30"T x 2'W with the middle section having 2 pieces of plexi glass to protect the rooster. the trap came apart in 3 sections. kept feed and water out for the rooster so he didnt have to run it everyday. he caught a ton of cats, foxes , and coons with this. he later built some just like a regular live trap with the chicken compartment attached to the trigger end of the trap.both worked well

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#5469602 - 12/10/14 01:32 PM Re: Baiting bobcat with live chickens [Re: colt.45]
cyberpyrot Offline
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Registered: 07/24/13
Posts: 915
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: colt.45
scratch would go with young chickens pullets think is what they call em. would camo the trap good. i got cheap posts flag


Holy crap either colt is off his med's or I just had a stroke and no one told me.. that's about a coherent as he has ever been!!!


Edited by cyberpyrot (12/10/14 01:32 PM)
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#5469618 - 12/10/14 01:38 PM Re: Baiting bobcat with live chickens [Re: cyberpyrot]
Kevin_M Offline
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Registered: 01/05/13
Posts: 582
Loc: Buda, Tx
Originally Posted By: cyberpyrot
Originally Posted By: colt.45
scratch would go with young chickens pullets think is what they call em. would camo the trap good. i got cheap posts flag


Holy crap either colt is off his med's or I just had a stroke and no one told me.. that's about a coherent as he has ever been!!!



roflmao

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#5469736 - 12/10/14 02:38 PM Re: Baiting bobcat with live chickens [Re: cyberpyrot]
Txkiller Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
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Originally Posted By: cyberpyrot
Originally Posted By: colt.45
scratch would go with young chickens pullets think is what they call em. would camo the trap good. i got cheap posts flag


Holy crap either colt is off his med's or I just had a stroke and no one told me.. that's about a coherent as he has ever been!!!


Sad but true

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#5470661 - 12/10/14 11:40 PM Re: Baiting bobcat with live chickens [Re: Txkiller]
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Originally Posted By: Txkiller
Originally Posted By: cyberpyrot
Originally Posted By: colt.45
scratch would go with young chickens pullets think is what they call em. would camo the trap good. i got cheap posts flag


Holy crap either colt is off his med's or I just had a stroke and no one told me.. that's about a coherent as he has ever been!!!


Sad but true


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#5472217 - 12/11/14 08:42 PM Re: Baiting bobcat with live chickens [Re: dogcatcher]
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
Originally Posted By: Txkiller
Originally Posted By: cyberpyrot
Originally Posted By: colt.45
scratch would go with young chickens pullets think is what they call em. would camo the trap good. i got cheap posts flag


Holy crap either colt is off his med's or I just had a stroke and no one told me.. that's about a coherent as he has ever been!!!


Sad but true


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#5472285 - 12/11/14 09:23 PM Re: Baiting bobcat with live chickens [Re: burleson1974]
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Registered: 09/25/11
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A 30 inch was caught last year using a live chicken on my place, been using a live chicken for bobcat for year's. Work's great.

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#5472333 - 12/11/14 09:49 PM Re: Baiting bobcat with live chickens [Re: burleson1974]
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We have used store brand canned cat food and caught bobcats. They are cautious when calling, but stupid when it comes to food.
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#5474096 - 12/13/14 05:06 AM Re: Baiting bobcat with live chickens [Re: burleson1974]
Dave Davidson Offline
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Registered: 06/24/06
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Loc: Hurst, Tx
I once used chickens when I trapped. When you catch a cat, that is one seriously stressed out chicken.
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#5475604 - 12/14/14 09:34 AM Re: Baiting bobcat with live chickens [Re: burleson1974]
Pittstate Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 5177
Loc: NE/CO/KS/MO/OK
We trapped well over 100 bobcats in my youth with live roosters as bait. Keep them fed and watered and make sure to cover the top of the cage with hay, so the chicken hawks don't see them.

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#5475662 - 12/14/14 10:11 AM Re: Baiting bobcat with live chickens [Re: Dave Davidson]
blackcoal Offline
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Registered: 01/19/12
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Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson
I once used chickens when I trapped. When you catch a cat, that is one seriously stressed out chicken.


I imagine that is true, but I would not have the nerve to post this because of retaliation from PETA groups. bang
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#5475699 - 12/14/14 10:34 AM Re: Baiting bobcat with live chickens [Re: burleson1974]
shea.mcphail Offline
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Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 261
Loc: Mesquite/Canton
Anybody have recommendations for a good trap to buy like hornet mentioned with a separate live chicken section?

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#5480820 - 12/16/14 10:03 AM Re: Baiting bobcat with live chickens [Re: burleson1974]
Erich Offline
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Registered: 11/11/04
Posts: 729
Loc: Cibolo, TX
yeah, I'm pretty curious about this.....someone is bound to have some pics....lets see
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