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#7078189 - 02/14/18 10:27 AM Finally got one close enough to use the scatter gun
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Kaboom!!! My first predator with a scatter gun

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#7078199 - 02/14/18 10:35 AM Re: Finally got one close enough to use the scatter gun [Re: mreed]
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#7078218 - 02/14/18 10:59 AM Re: Finally got one close enough to use the scatter gun [Re: mreed]
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Good work! Them scatter guns will kill 'em real dead with the right range and right load. banana

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#7078300 - 02/14/18 12:08 PM Re: Finally got one close enough to use the scatter gun [Re: mreed]
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#7079262 - 02/14/18 11:02 PM Re: Finally got one close enough to use the scatter gun [Re: mreed]
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Nice spotting on the cat. Congrats on your first shotgun kill.

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#7085436 - 02/19/18 08:42 PM Re: Finally got one close enough to use the scatter gun [Re: mreed]
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Congrats ! Full body mount ?

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#7085501 - 02/19/18 09:19 PM Re: Finally got one close enough to use the scatter gun [Re: Ranch Dawg]
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Congrats ! Full body mount ?


Naw, I might get it tanned though
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#7085896 - 02/20/18 09:31 AM Re: Finally got one close enough to use the scatter gun [Re: mreed]
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Nice job!!!! I killed my first ever Bobcat with a shotgun at 10 yds. on the LBJ Grasslands a few years ago.
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#7085996 - 02/20/18 10:27 AM Re: Finally got one close enough to use the scatter gun [Re: mreed]
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Sorry fellas, but I just don't get killing bobcats. They're harmless.
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#7086207 - 02/20/18 12:48 PM Re: Finally got one close enough to use the scatter gun [Re: Cast]
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Sorry fellas, but I just don't get killing bobcats. They're harmless.


I wouldn’t say they are harmless, I’d be willing to bet that there are just as many fawns killed by bobcats as there are killed by coyotes. They may not pose as big of a concern towards cattle as coyotes do but, I do believe they are still a fairly serious threat towards deer and turkeys
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#7086225 - 02/20/18 12:59 PM Re: Finally got one close enough to use the scatter gun [Re: mreed]
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Originally Posted By: mreed
Originally Posted By: Cast
Sorry fellas, but I just don't get killing bobcats. They're harmless.


I wouldn’t say they are harmless, I’d be willing to bet that there are just as many fawns killed by bobcats as there are killed by coyotes. They may not pose as big of a concern towards cattle as coyotes do but, I do believe they are still a fairly serious threat towards deer and turkeys


They may be, but I can tell you that deer are not afraid of bobcats. I watched two deer messing around with a bobcat recently, the cat was not afraid of the deer either but showed no aggression.
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#7086229 - 02/20/18 01:03 PM Re: Finally got one close enough to use the scatter gun [Re: mreed]
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Originally Posted By: mreed
Originally Posted By: Cast
Sorry fellas, but I just don't get killing bobcats. They're harmless.


I wouldn’t say they are harmless, I’d be willing to bet that there are just as many fawns killed by bobcats as there are killed by coyotes. They may not pose as big of a concern towards cattle as coyotes do but, I do believe they are still a fairly serious threat towards deer and turkeys


And quail...
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#7086252 - 02/20/18 01:22 PM Re: Finally got one close enough to use the scatter gun [Re: mreed]
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Cast, I don’t think that a bobcat would specifically target a larger deer (unless the deer were wounded) but, I believe a fawn on up to a yearling would definitely be on the menu. I have seen or heard (can’t exactly remember where) of a fella that shot a doe and dropped her where she was and then at some point noticed the doe was moving in the pasture. Upon further inspection it was a bobcat that had the doe by the throat and was trying to drag her off. Also I think I should say that I don’t want to kill off every bobcat, they do a good job of keeping the rats, gophers, mice etc. in check

Texasteach, we don’t have quail in my part of the country but I would believe that bobcats could definitely put a hurting on some quail


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#7086275 - 02/20/18 01:36 PM Re: Finally got one close enough to use the scatter gun [Re: mreed]
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They won’t get the healthy Bambi’s as they stay with the herd.
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#7086277 - 02/20/18 01:39 PM Re: Finally got one close enough to use the scatter gun [Re: mreed]
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