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.