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Bobcat in the rain? #7401855 01/11/19 06:08 PM
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I have a bobcat eating my chickens. It has come the last 3 nights. I was going to try to get it tonight, but its going to be raining. Do bobcats come out in wet weather? Should I wait?

Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7401892 01/11/19 06:50 PM
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wild animals are outside 24/7 just as fish are wet 24/7.
wild animals pee and poop when ever they feel the urge,
and lay down or get up and roam whatever time of the day
or night it might happen to be. they don't have a schedule
or timeline to follow like we do. we often forget that.

get you some good quality #3 or #4 traps and let them
keep watch for you. i find it's a whole lot easier than sitting
for hours on end waiting for some varmint to show.
good luck

Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7401896 01/11/19 06:56 PM
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I kinda like the waiting. Been coming between 8:30 and 9:30. I'll give traps a shot if I can't give the bobcat one tonight.

Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7401907 01/11/19 07:06 PM
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good luck
you have to be willing to blow your deer hunt so as to shoot
whatever comes by to make even a small dent in the
varmints. i have very seldom let one walk by me, and i've
yet to make a dent that i can tell of

Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7401910 01/11/19 07:07 PM
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A bobcat has got to eat---raining or not.


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Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7402424 01/12/19 05:31 AM
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Well I climbed up to the top of the barn and waited, but no bobcat. When I called it quits I took the fast way down. Luckily the ground broke my fall.

Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7402548 01/12/19 03:31 PM
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A bobcat, like most cats does not like to get wet. They generally lay up in a dry spot until rain is over and then get up and feed. If you have an extended rain spell, they might have to get out but they prefer not to.
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Originally Posted by Jiggamitch
Well I climbed up to the top of the barn and waited, but no bobcat. When I called it quits I took the fast way down. Luckily the ground broke my fall.


maybe next time

Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7402926 01/13/19 01:34 AM
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He came back after the rain at 6 this morning according to my camera. Also got this action shot of me.

Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7402934 01/13/19 01:40 AM
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Ouch! scared

Traps are looking better all the time...... up


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Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7402994 01/13/19 02:52 AM
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Nice dance moves!!!!

Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7403080 01/13/19 05:46 AM
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Glad your ok and can laugh about it. Tylenol and Motrin as needed for the pain. Like SnakeWrangler said traps look better now. Good luck.

Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7403110 01/13/19 07:23 AM
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Necks a little sore, but advil is helping. Definitely scary when it happened, but I couldn't help but laugh when I saw the pic! You think a live trap would work? I'm worried about catching a barn cat or dog with a foot trap.

Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7403130 01/13/19 09:15 AM
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Glad you're oka

Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7403305 01/13/19 04:21 PM
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Put a live chicken in the back of the live trap..... up


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Live bait for the live trap then be prepared to shoot it. Bobcats aren't real keen to being handled, just ask some people on this form.

Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Lakhota] #7406022 01/16/19 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Lakhota
Live bait for the live trap then be prepared to shoot it. Bobcats aren't real keen to being handled, just ask some people on this form.

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Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7406265 01/16/19 04:41 PM
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Live traps will catch a bobcat. Back in the good old days I caught many in live traps. It does not have to be live bait. Use a dead chicken, bird or quarter up a rabbit...it can be road kill....bobcats are not picky. Hang a chunk in there and you can catch a bobcat. You will also catch other critters ....coons, possums, skunks, ringtails. And yes, you might catch a dog or cat...I caught my neighbors dog a time or two. No harm done as long as you don't leave them in there a long time.

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Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7406447 01/16/19 07:44 PM
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Action shot looks painful, Old shakie right if they have learn to come in human contact, just about meat will work. This one has the challenge limit, I would be in there for the long haul. good luck. post pic.

Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7407457 01/17/19 10:15 PM
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they still need to eat even if it's raining

Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7409086 01/19/19 11:00 PM
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So I bought a live trap and I tried a piece of duck in the back of it. Anything special i need to do, or just sit back and wait?

Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: Jiggamitch] #7409567 01/20/19 06:57 PM
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I've heard to hang a chicken feather near the entrance to catch their eye. Good luck

Re: Bobcat in the rain? [Re: gary roberson] #7409927 01/21/19 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by gary roberson
A bobcat, like most cats does not like to get wet. They generally lay up in a dry spot until rain is over and then get up and feed. If you have an extended rain spell, they might have to get out but they prefer not to.
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