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#6962857 - 11/16/17 12:29 PM Bobcat stalking deer?
bigjoe8565 Offline
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Pulled the SD card last night and found this pic. I happened about an hour before I pulled the card. I'm no expert, but it would appear to me this cat is stalking these two deer.

Agree or disagree?

#6962860 - 11/16/17 12:32 PM Re: Bobcat stalking deer? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Maybe but probably more like looking for a rabbit and found a deer. I'm thinking it would have been a wildazz ride had he latched on.

#6962861 - 11/16/17 12:32 PM Re: Bobcat stalking deer? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Could be. Bobcats will definitely take down a fawn when the opportunity presents.

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

#6962878 - 11/16/17 12:54 PM Re: Bobcat stalking deer? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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i had this discussion this last week.
i think they'd eat a horse if it'd stand still long enough.
time to shoot it or a coyote if you see one while out with
a gun. just my preference. i prefer to see rabbits and squirrels
and fawns and calves rather than not see any and wonder why.
most every landowner i've ever dealt with said to shoot them
on sight. they're on the non-game list along with coyotes and
mountain lions

#6962884 - 11/16/17 12:56 PM Re: Bobcat stalking deer? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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My son and I watched a bobcat stalk 3 does from a creek bottom across a cedar break and into an open field before the deer booked it.
Sometimes it's hard being me! But somebody has to do it.

#6962904 - 11/16/17 01:12 PM Re: Bobcat stalking deer? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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no way to post a pic
i know of one i saw yesterday that won't
ever do any more stalking whistle

#6962992 - 11/16/17 02:41 PM Re: Bobcat stalking deer? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Highly doubt it's going after that deer. There are usually rats, rabbits and quail feeder with the deer.

I've seen numerous times where they walk within 10 yards of a deer and they don't even try to run. They have very little chance catching and bringing down a deer that's not a new born.
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#6963037 - 11/16/17 03:27 PM Re: Bobcat stalking deer? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Two years ago I watched a bobcat stalk a doe feeding in the center of a 1/2 acre plot. The cat entered the edge of the plot and immediately crouched belly down to the ground. Every time the doe lowered her head to feed the cat made two or three creeps forward. It did that a half dozen times. It got to within ten feet of her before she spotted it. When she bolted the cat was right behind her at full tilt as they both entered the tree line and I lost sight of them. That cat wasn't after rabbits, it was after that doe.
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#6963058 - 11/16/17 03:44 PM Re: Bobcat stalking deer? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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We have tons of Bobcats on our property and I see them regularly when out on a deer stand.

Not saying that a hungry bobcat would never attack a deer, but there are just so many other things (rabbits, mice, birds) that are easier and more plentiful prey. A fawn deer being the exception.

Also, IF that cat really wanted those deer, it wouldn't be right out in the bald a$$ open.

It would be about 2" off the ground and in a quite noticeable stealth mode. I've been fortunate enough to see them take squirrels and birds at feeders and you basically don't even know they are there until they actually attack (its just a blurr).

Edited by flintknapper (11/16/17 03:44 PM)
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#6963069 - 11/16/17 03:57 PM Re: Bobcat stalking deer? [Re: bigjoe8565]
sbushee Offline
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I think itís stalkkng the corn. Seriously though, I would say it was after a rabbit or something And just happened by the deer. Not saying it wasnít going for the deer but who knows?

#6963074 - 11/16/17 04:04 PM Re: Bobcat stalking deer? [Re: bigjoe8565]
colt45 Offline
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its just the nature of felines to stalk, example- Hilary up
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

#6963117 - 11/16/17 04:40 PM Re: Bobcat stalking deer? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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My neighbors kill every varmint they can, bobcats included. They say it's not uncommon for a large Tom to attack and kill a fully grown deer.

Edited by Erathkid (11/16/17 04:40 PM)
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#6963123 - 11/16/17 04:45 PM Re: Bobcat stalking deer? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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My ex BIL watched a big Bobcat take down a full size doe on his ranch!
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#6963393 - 11/16/17 09:14 PM Re: Bobcat stalking deer? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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It certainly looks big enough to take that deer down and it appears to me that the deer is the target.

#6963405 - 11/16/17 09:27 PM Re: Bobcat stalking deer? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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I watched a bobcat wait on top of a brush pile for a doe to walk by. Jumped square on her back and the rodeo was on! Cat lasted about 3 jumps before it bit the dust. Bob rolled over twice popped up and looked at the doe. Doe ran about 15 yards after throwing the cat then just stood there and looked back at it. Then they both slowly turned and walked off in opposite directions.
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