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Offline frazierw

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Bobcat down
« on: October 17, 2017, 08:42:12 AM »
This was about as unexpected as it gets in terms of hunting.  I was hunting deer, watching this nice big draw where I have had success in the past, and the wind was howling.  I always sit at this same tree, and the tree has nice big 5 foot rock right next to it that is flat in the front.  So I hunkered down against the rock and out of the wind so I could be a little more comfortable while I watched my draw.  I was sitting there soaking up the sun and all of a sudden I catch movement out of the corner of my eye.  Sure enough a bobcat strolls right around the tree and starts walking right below me, less than 5 yards away.  Sure enough as he is right in front of me my radio makes some noise.  I push it against my chest to try and muffle it, and the bobcat stares me down, looking me right in the eyes.  Really an eerie feeling having an animal right there staring at you that close.  He kept moving his head up and down and he gave me the once over, then he decided I wasnt any thing to worry about and started walking away.  As soon as his head turned I reached for my gun, and shot him at 11 yards.  He didnt know what hit him.  It's the first bobcat I have ever seen, and I was, and still am for that matter, really excited.  Who cares about deer anyways  :dunno:

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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 09:13:31 AM »
cool story and nice Bob! You've got her in a really sexy pose, too.  :chuckle:
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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 09:33:04 AM »
Awesome work!  You planning a mount? :tup:
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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 09:42:33 AM »
Awesome work!  You planning a mount? :tup:

yeah, going to do a full mount.

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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 11:09:49 AM »
Sweet! That'll make a nice pair of undies  :P

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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 04:01:44 PM »
outstanding  :tup:
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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 04:05:01 PM »
Here kitty kitty BOOM!!

Nice job!

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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 06:12:31 PM »
Nice ! :tup:

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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 06:51:03 PM »
very cool!  :tup:
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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 02:59:43 PM »
They make awesome full body mounts. Mine is one of my favorites.
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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2017, 03:02:46 PM »
Very cool congrats.

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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2017, 03:16:57 PM »
Awesome :tup:
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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2017, 03:29:56 PM »
awesome! Never found one yet!

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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2017, 05:09:44 PM »
Awesome!  :tup: :tup: I've never seen one in the wild either, way to capitalize on the opportunity!
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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2017, 06:14:19 PM »
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Really an eerie feeling having an animal right there staring at you that close.

It's far more intense when it's a cougar. Been there.  :yike:
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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2017, 07:10:03 AM »
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Really an eerie feeling having an animal right there staring at you that close.

It's far more intense when it's a cougar. Been there.  :yike:

I had mentioned that to my dad after the fact.  I told him having a bobcat that close was pretty cool, but having a cougar stare you down that close would be terrifying. 

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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2017, 06:28:02 PM »
 :tup: Very cool. I know exactly how you felt at that moment. I had the same thing happen to me today.
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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2017, 03:43:14 AM »
Nice 👍


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Re: Bobcat down
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2017, 02:12:42 PM »
Nice! And pretty amazing evidence you were very quiet getting into your perch and setting there.Well done.

 

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