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No curiosity?!
« on: February 17, 2020, 09:21:37 AM »
Window shopping? Not hungry? Not curious?  Whats wrong with this cat? 4th times he's walked by my trap in 3 days with no interest!   :rolleyes:
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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2020, 09:41:21 AM »
trap savvy

Maybe try breaking up the vertical and horizontal outline with some brush......

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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2020, 10:14:23 AM »
Also maybe switch up bait or lure scent you are using.
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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2020, 10:28:03 AM »
Try sprinkling some sardines inside.
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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2020, 12:11:51 PM »
With cats that are Leary of going in spread a bunch of feathers in front and on top of the cage also a cat turd inside the cage really helps too
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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2020, 01:06:16 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions (encouragement!), going to go do trap checks with a few change ups at this set see what happens!  Other sets are producing, this one is just finicky......told the chickens not to worry while I was plucking a few feathers off them, its for the betterment of society, dont think they agreed!!!!
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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2020, 05:59:24 PM »
 
  Adding feathers to the set is a good idea. I would suggest removing the camera.
  Most Catís wonít stick around long having their picture taken. Do you have cameras on the sets that have produced?

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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2020, 06:09:08 PM »
Once the bobcat rut starts they can become pretty baulky; getting pretty close to that time of year.

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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2020, 06:25:45 PM »
Once the bobcat rut starts they can become pretty baulky; getting pretty close to that time of year.
I find them easier to catch in rut.  :dunno:
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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2020, 08:29:22 PM »
^^^^^
I could never get cats to stick around a pre-bait at this time of year. It seemed that they were on the move a lot more and wouldn't camp-out on a beaver carcass like they will earlier.
You've had a different experience Bruce?

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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2020, 12:56:18 AM »
I can't answer for the pre-bait but I think they have less hesitation about entering a trap.
I think the males aren't hunting for food so they are hungry and are not as finicky.
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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2020, 06:59:36 AM »
I can't remember Bruce, but do you pre-bait, or just set on good locations?

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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2020, 09:08:31 AM »
I do a lot of prebaiting for civits and do work off that when a cat shows but the baits are smaller so the cat usually eats it all. They usually come back but often takes a while so they are not sticking around for me anyway no matter the time of the year.
I do not have the bait available to put out large baits. If I did put out large baits cougars would most likely get them anyway. There are more cougar on my lines then bobcat.
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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2020, 12:40:59 PM »
Is it possible the cat is upwind and didn't get the scent coming from the cage?  Which way is the prevailing wind in that area?

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Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2020, 07:49:08 PM »
^^^^^
I could never get cats to stick around a pre-bait at this time of year. It seemed that they were on the move a lot more and wouldn't camp-out on a beaver carcass like they will earlier.
You've had a different experience Bruce?

I would have to agree completely with this
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