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Bobcat around the house
« on: October 16, 2017, 11:46:13 AM »
This is one of several pics taken of a bobcat neat my folks place up at Lake Cavanaugh. Pic is taken with a phone at about 40-50 yards. How big do you think it Is? & which calling sequence do you think I should use?
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Re: Bobcat around the house
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 01:21:50 PM »
Live chicken on a string staked out on the lawn, itíll make its own calling sequence. ;)
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Re: Bobcat around the house
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 01:26:28 PM »
Close to a 40 pounder from the looks of it, if I was using my ecaller, I would use a rabbit distress with blue jays in distress !! Or a distress bird that is common to that area!!
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Re: Bobcat around the house
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 01:34:05 PM »
That's a nice looking cat
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Re: Bobcat around the house
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 01:34:48 PM »
38.75#   :chuckle:

If legal, I'd catch a wild rabbit and tie that to a stake.   :bdid:   Might have some clipped training birds escape their cages  :dunno:
I have never used an ecaller, only a mouse squeaker

Looks like you just need to open the window and sip some coffee  :twocents:

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Re: Bobcat around the house
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 01:55:49 PM »
I normally kept a 12 gauge leaned up against the door and would have made quick work of it. Been sighted a fair bit I've heard... starting to think a cat in distress may work better.
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Re: Bobcat around the house
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 01:57:13 PM »
Great photo capture.  Hope you get him.  They have gorgeous, soft fur.  With so little for size reference, I don't think anyone could guess the weight very accurately.  I will guess 18-22 lbs. and fudge that to a possible 24 lbs. based on latitude and average bobcat sizes.  Pin me down and I'll guess 19 lbs. and worry that I should have guessed 16.    :P  Most bobcats aren't very heavy (if actually weighed and not guesstimated :) ) and anything over 25 lbs. is a big one, though a few will go to 40 lbs. and more.

I'd use a high pitched busy sound, one of the fast and frantic bird distress options if you are using an electronic.  Woodpecker distress is the classic for bobcats.  If using a hand call, produce a high pitched busy sound, which you can do with a closed reed cottontail call or an open reed call.  You can make a plenty good woodpecker distress with either of those type calls.

Looks like others have recommended similar sounds while I slowly typed.  :)

Added:  house cat distress is a very good call for bobcats.

Further addition:  if you shoot him, weigh him and let us know!
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Re: Bobcat around the house
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 07:47:43 AM »
You obviously need people to give weight guesses and give a nice prize away, like a Cohiba or some bourbon, or both. 28 lbs, 4 oz. Elijah Craig is fine for me!
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Re: Bobcat around the house
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 04:40:16 PM »
Trap it

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Re: Bobcat around the house
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 05:01:52 PM »
Here is another pic even closer. I'm Gina get a height of that round of wood.
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Re: Bobcat around the house
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 05:24:50 PM »
I'm guessing it's about 15-20 lbs
Cats are deceiving in size
I would let it live she's just going to take care of unwanted pests around the house .
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Re: Bobcat around the house
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 02:16:21 PM »
Nice pics! Healthy looking cat.

I'm in the Alger area and caught a bobcat on my trail cam last week. Looked like he was chasing rabbits. Haven't seen him in the daytime yet.
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Re: Bobcat around the house
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2017, 02:26:44 PM »
I've never really understood the thrill of shooting something in the back yard. if your losing live stock/pets or something I get it but the old lake house looks pretty peaceful with the cat walking by. enjoy having a unique animal around the house and head up to the hills calling for cats...

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Re: Bobcat around the house
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2017, 09:45:41 PM »
 
I've never really understood the thrill of shooting something in the back yard. if your losing live stock/pets or something I get it but the old lake house looks pretty peaceful with the cat walking by. enjoy having a unique animal around the house and head up to the hills calling for cats...
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Re: Bobcat around the house
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2017, 11:20:20 PM »
I wonder if I ever travels through t he nudes camp there
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