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Offline Cougartail

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Cage Trap Size for Bobcats
« on: October 04, 2018, 10:52:34 AM »
I have quite a few 12x10x32 raccoon traps. Is it worthwhile to set them for bobcats? I have 6 traps designed for bobcats but don't want to spend more at this time. Trying to make the drive worthwhile as it's a 70 mile round trip.

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Re: Cage Trap Size for Bobcats
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 11:40:44 AM »
Run what you brung.  That said, most cat guys prefer 15-16" as a good starting point.

I'm sure you'll get a few extra refusals (maybe a lot more) but people catch cats every year in bitty traps  :tup:
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Re: Cage Trap Size for Bobcats
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 12:31:53 PM »

I have caught a lot of cats in raccoon 10x12x32" cage traps.
So ................. I would use um.
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Re: Cage Trap Size for Bobcats
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 05:51:41 PM »
Thanks for your replies. I guess there is no chance of catching one if they are left in the shed!

 

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