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#6423795 - 08/25/16 09:11 AM Got my Cat back
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I shot my first bobcat back in February. A good friend and I were hunting outside Corsicana with my buddy Justin. Justin is an excellent guide and really knows his stuff when it comes to calling predators. I'd been hunting with him for a few years and had shot several really nice yotes but hadn't gotten a cat until that night. I know he used to post here and may still but I can't remember his username. Maybe he'll see this and chime in. If not, I'm sure I can get it for anyone wants it.

My friend had made a bad shot and missed a coyote at dusk. We broke for dinner and then drove out to a new property. I had given my friend first opportunity cause I'm a nice guy that way, but now it was my turn on the rack. We had been calling for about 20 minutes and were about to move to a different spot, but I got a weird feeling in my gut and asked Justin to call a couple more minutes. Not 30 seconds later a set of bright red eyes popped over a hill about 200 yards out. Justin brought him in on a string. He dropped down into a little creekbed and turned up about 50 yards in front of us. I set the reticle on what I could tell was a great cat, he paused for a second, and I let the 243 do it's thing. As soon as I walked up on him, I knew I had another taxidermy bill coming. He came in at 29 pounds.

I have seen some pretty badly done cats, so I asked Justin for some recommendations. One of his recommendations was Harwell Taxidermy in Rowlett. I spoke to Mr Harwell and dropped the cat off with him. He did a great job in my opinion at a competitive price and had it done at least a month ahead of his estimate. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a good taxi. I'll let the pics tell the rest of the story.


#6423828 - 08/25/16 09:31 AM Re: Got my Cat back [Re: hpb_rst]
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cheersNice cat....
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#6424356 - 08/25/16 02:02 PM Re: Got my Cat back [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
cheersNice cat....

#6424389 - 08/25/16 02:17 PM Re: Got my Cat back [Re: hpb_rst]
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Nice mount.
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#6424481 - 08/25/16 03:14 PM Re: Got my Cat back [Re: hpb_rst]
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#6424661 - 08/25/16 05:06 PM Re: Got my Cat back [Re: hpb_rst]
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Nice looking mount.
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#6424680 - 08/25/16 05:16 PM Re: Got my Cat back [Re: hpb_rst]
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good job
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#6424700 - 08/25/16 05:30 PM Re: Got my Cat back [Re: hpb_rst]
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#6424750 - 08/25/16 06:03 PM Re: Got my Cat back [Re: hpb_rst]
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I've seen more bad cat mounts than good ones. That one's pretty dang nice.
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#6424887 - 08/25/16 07:48 PM Re: Got my Cat back [Re: hpb_rst]
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#6424963 - 08/25/16 08:33 PM Re: Got my Cat back [Re: hpb_rst]
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#6425380 - 08/26/16 07:50 AM Re: Got my Cat back [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
cheersNice cat....
flag texas

#6425471 - 08/26/16 08:55 AM Re: Got my Cat back [Re: hpb_rst]
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Very nice! Congrats

#6427947 - 08/28/16 11:45 AM Re: Got my Cat back [Re: hpb_rst]
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Nice kitty Russell! Did you throw you gun across the creek before or after you shot it?

Edited by Normanpig (08/28/16 12:06 PM)
yep, sure, why not


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