collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: No curiosity?!  (Read 2231 times)

Offline JimmieD

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2014
  • Posts: 33
  • Location: MINERAL
  • Matt 10:32-33
    • Kingdom Come Furs n Buckskin
  • Groups: NTA, WSTA, ITA, NMLRA, WSMA, Intermountain Fur Harvesters
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:
"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"~Mark 8:36 (KJV)

Offline buckfvr

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 3553
  • Location: PREDATOR PIT UNIT 121
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......

Offline carpsniperg2

  • Site Sponsor
  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+102)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 26996
  • Location: Goldendale,WA
Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2020, 10:14:23 AM »
Also maybe switch up bait or lure scent you are using.
Owner: SPLIT DIAMOND TACTICAL
Firearms/Transfers/Parts/Optics
2011 HW Head Competition Winner

Offline WapitiTalk1

  • Forum Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+9)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 5588
  • Location: The Evergreen State
  • Groups: RMEF, NRA, US Army (R)
Re: No curiosity?!
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2020, 10:28:03 AM »
Try sprinkling some sardines inside.
Darton Archery Maverick II
Traditions Vortek StrikeFire Smoke Pole
Weatherby VG-2 Boomstick
"Poking at a campfire with a stick is one of life's great satisfactions." Patrick F. McManus

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+10)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 2949
  • Location: Wet side
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
Cats are thieves

Offline JimmieD

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2014
  • Posts: 33
  • Location: MINERAL
  • Matt 10:32-33
    • Kingdom Come Furs n Buckskin
  • Groups: NTA, WSTA, ITA, NMLRA, WSMA, Intermountain Fur Harvesters
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!!!!
"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"~Mark 8:36 (KJV)

Offline Cultusman

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jul 2013
  • Posts: 300
  • Location: Skagit Valley
  • Groups: NRA,WSTA
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?

Offline wags

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 575
  • Location: Puyallup/Wrangell
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.

Offline Humptulips

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 5913
  • Location: Humptulips
    • Washington State Trappers Association
  • Groups: WSTA, NTA, FTA, OTA, WWC, WFW, NRA
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:
Bruce Vandervort

Offline wags

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 575
  • Location: Puyallup/Wrangell
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?

Offline Humptulips

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 5913
  • Location: Humptulips
    • Washington State Trappers Association
  • Groups: WSTA, NTA, FTA, OTA, WWC, WFW, NRA
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.
Bruce Vandervort

Offline wags

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 575
  • Location: Puyallup/Wrangell
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?

Offline Humptulips

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 5913
  • Location: Humptulips
    • Washington State Trappers Association
  • Groups: WSTA, NTA, FTA, OTA, WWC, WFW, NRA
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.
Bruce Vandervort

Offline UrbanTrapper

  • Life Member: NRA, SCI, DSC, NTA, WSTA
  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 341
  • Location: Seattle or Kittitas County
  • Groups: NRA, SCI, WWC, HHC, NTA, WSTA
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?

Offline lewy

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 2803
  • Location: buckley
  • IBEW RMEF WSTA NRA
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
Go hawks

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Post The Ammo/Reloading Supplies You Find In Stock Here! by redi
[Yesterday at 11:55:27 PM]


WTB or WTT for 410 ammo by treeclimber2852
[Yesterday at 11:16:31 PM]


Pup update by Pete112288
[Yesterday at 11:00:04 PM]


WTS Henry .44 mag leveractoin H006 by Mulie87
[Yesterday at 10:52:02 PM]


posting pictures?? by wags
[Yesterday at 10:48:10 PM]


Just some picts of bird dogs standing! by Eburg fisher
[Yesterday at 10:47:48 PM]


40+ Acre Parcels Stevens county Above Gifford Hunting/Retirement Get-A-Way by cmiller85
[Yesterday at 10:46:32 PM]


what is your turkey gun setup? by Mulie87
[Yesterday at 10:28:08 PM]


Lewis River Unit by Sliverslinger
[Yesterday at 10:25:10 PM]


10 mm AUTO new ammo - LAX, Blaser - $40/box of 50 by chiwawadan
[Yesterday at 10:24:52 PM]


Letís see ur heavy pack out pics by KFhunter
[Yesterday at 10:24:33 PM]


Wtb: 6.5 grendel ammo by huntnphool
[Yesterday at 10:22:31 PM]


SB 5078 by Dan-o
[Yesterday at 10:17:49 PM]


Teach me about cooking Sturgeon by Magnum_Willys
[Yesterday at 09:53:06 PM]


Herters 12 GA 2 3/4In 8 shot 1 oz 1290 FPS shotgun ammo (Dove/Quail) - $10/box by nicz
[Yesterday at 09:51:29 PM]


WTT Federal Match Large Pistol Primers by doubletall
[Yesterday at 09:27:42 PM]


School me on wyoming by Stein
[Yesterday at 09:25:59 PM]


Letís see your most prized trophy by M_ray
[Yesterday at 09:20:19 PM]


Trail cams and excel by TripleB
[Yesterday at 09:14:04 PM]


Suppressors - Silencers - Silencer Shop by Dan-o
[Yesterday at 09:10:33 PM]