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Solid bobcat catch #7009718
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I donít run traps very often (mostly for coons) but, I had been seeing a quite a bit of sign on a trail I take to get to my tree stand and just had to give it a run. I made a basic dirt hole set with a couple stepping sticks a couple feet off to the side of the trail and the very next morning I had my first trapped bobcat! Sheís not the biggest or most spotted cat but, itís one less fawn killer out there and I feel like I accomplished something by trapping my first predator





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Re: Solid bobcat catch [Re: mreed] #7009921
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Beautiful animal. Good work!

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Great job ! I've been trying for weeks to catch 2 I caught on game cam.


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Re: Solid bobcat catch [Re: mreed] #7010565
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awesome , good job . love hunting and trapping them, it gives me a rush like a 150inch wt

Re: Solid bobcat catch [Re: mreed] #7010702
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Be proud of that! Congrats!


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Re: Solid bobcat catch [Re: mreed] #7010723
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Big enough and great color, congrats


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Re: Solid bobcat catch [Re: mreed] #7012453
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Ive killed a truck load of them with a fox pro at night...always wanted to try trapping

Re: Solid bobcat catch [Re: mreed] #7012620
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Nice kitty!!!

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Awesome

Re: Solid bobcat catch [Re: mreed] #7013260
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Congrats! my first catch was a younger bobcat as well. Finally managed to catch a coyote. There is a lot more to it than what meets the eye and I still have a lot to learn I'm sure.


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Re: Solid bobcat catch [Re: redchevy] #7013294
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Congrats! my first catch was a younger bobcat as well. Finally managed to catch a coyote. There is a lot more to it than what meets the eye and I still have a lot to learn I'm sure.


I have no problem snaring yotes but, I havenít even come close to catching one.



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Re: Solid bobcat catch [Re: mreed] #7013534
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Good job, and congratulations on your "first!"

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Good job, and congratulations on your "first!"

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Originally Posted By: mreed
Originally Posted By: redchevy
Congrats! my first catch was a younger bobcat as well. Finally managed to catch a coyote. There is a lot more to it than what meets the eye and I still have a lot to learn I'm sure.


I have no problem snaring yotes but, I havenít even come close to catching one.


Its been a humbling experience for us.


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Nicely done!

Re: Solid bobcat catch [Re: shea.mcphail] #7022510
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Originally Posted By: shea.mcphail
Beautiful animal. Good work!

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Re: Solid bobcat catch [Re: mreed] #7029322
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Originally Posted By: mreed
Originally Posted By: redchevy
Congrats! my first catch was a younger bobcat as well. Finally managed to catch a coyote. There is a lot more to it than what meets the eye and I still have a lot to learn I'm sure.


I have no problem snaring yotes but, I havenít even come close to catching one.


That's a dandy bobcat, right there, congrats! And are you saying you CAN snare them, but not catch them in a steel leg hold trap?


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Re: Solid bobcat catch [Re: mreed] #7029531
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Nice cat good work. And you caught her way up on the leg that is unusual that I've caught mine. Usually by one or two toes and that's using #3 jump trap. Good job.

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Originally Posted By: d.g.ruff
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Congrats! my first catch was a younger bobcat as well. Finally managed to catch a coyote. There is a lot more to it than what meets the eye and I still have a lot to learn I'm sure.


I have no problem snaring yotes but, I havenít even come close to catching one.


That's a dandy bobcat, right there, congrats! And are you saying you CAN snare them, but not catch them in a steel leg hold trap?


I CAN snare coyotes fairly consistently by setting snares on the trails they use to cross under fences but I havenít had a single bit of luck trying to catch them in a leg hold trap


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Originally Posted By: okbowhunter
Nice cat good work. And you caught her way up on the leg that is unusual that I've caught mine. Usually by one or two toes and that's using #3 jump trap. Good job.


Iím no expert by any means but, from what I have read and understand if you are getting toe catches you need to increase your pan tension so that the animal will be able to put more of its weight on the trap before the trap goes off



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Re: Solid bobcat catch [Re: mreed] #7032594
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Could be. I always had the mind to set the pan tension as light as humanly possible.

Re: Solid bobcat catch [Re: mreed] #7032655
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Very nice. When I was a kid you could make really good money doing that. Life was so good. Trapping and making really good money. The place I sold my furs was the same place we ordered guns and bought trapping supplies. How cool it was to pick up a fat check and not have any bills to worry about and go buy whatever you thought you needed.

I set a trap once and a while just for good old time sake but the pelts not worth much. Itís still fun. That cat is a trophy. Congrats

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Originally Posted By: mreed
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Originally Posted By: mreed
Originally Posted By: redchevy
Congrats! my first catch was a younger bobcat as well. Finally managed to catch a coyote. There is a lot more to it than what meets the eye and I still have a lot to learn I'm sure.


I have no problem snaring yotes but, I havenít even come close to catching one.


That's a dandy bobcat, right there, congrats! And are you saying you CAN snare them, but not catch them in a steel leg hold trap?


I CAN snare coyotes fairly consistently by setting snares on the trails they use to cross under fences but I havenít had a single bit of luck trying to catch them in a leg hold trap



Try cutting a foot off a femal and setting it right on top of your pan...pads up. First thing they do is step right on it...weirdest thing but it works like a charm.

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Great catch! This years fur is beautiful and thick on the ones I've seen.


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