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Took my first Bobcat!
« on: November 27, 2020, 05:11:09 PM »
Over in Okanogan County hunting this weekend.  Had this bobcat come into my Ecall about 1/2 hour into the stand.  I was playing a jack rabbit in distress.  I couldn't believe it when I saw it.  I'm really new to predator hunting and have decided that I'm eventually going to take a lion.  This was great practice!!   So much fun!

Cheers, 

Tim

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Re: Took my first Bobcat!
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2020, 05:28:37 PM »
Very cool
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Re: Took my first Bobcat!
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2020, 06:02:33 PM »
Awesome, thats a real feat there.  Think just as sneaky as a lion but smaller and more camo, harder to see.  Gotta be the hardest critter to call in and kill.  Hoping ill get one someday.  Hunted an area with a ton of bob tracks yesterday.  Ill be spending more time calling there this winter.  Only aware of one bob that ive ever called in and the sucker busted me.  Didnt even know it until after the fact when i cut his tracks in the fresh snow.  He made a beeline for me, snuck into a clump of brush, busted me and left without me ever knowing he was there.

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Re: Took my first Bobcat!
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2020, 06:07:13 PM »
What did you shoot him with?

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Re: Took my first Bobcat!
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2020, 06:10:22 PM »
What did you shoot him with?

Shot him with a 243 which was definitely overkill.  Wish I had taken him with a smaller round.  Hopefully the taxidermist can salvage him. 

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Re: Took my first Bobcat!
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2020, 06:26:43 PM »
Taxidermists can do some amazing stuff.  Several years ago i killed a gorgeous yote in late november with a neck shot with my .308.  Really wanted to rug him but told my taxi it was probably a loss.  He said bring it in, checked it out, hey no problem.  Hell of a messy exit wound but wasnt an issue.  You may be surprised.

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Re: Took my first Bobcat!
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2020, 06:51:27 PM »
Taxidermists can do some amazing stuff.  Several years ago i killed a gorgeous yote in late november with a neck shot with my .308.  Really wanted to rug him but told my taxi it was probably a loss.  He said bring it in, checked it out, hey no problem.  Hell of a messy exit wound but wasnt an issue.  You may be surprised.

Thanks for the info.  Gives me hope that I can get it mounted. 

Cheers,  Tim

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Re: Took my first Bobcat!
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2020, 07:37:24 PM »
Congrats on a nice cat.

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Re: Took my first Bobcat!
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Re: Took my first Bobcat!
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Re: Took my first Bobcat!
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2020, 08:10:14 PM »
Skilled hands skinning and fleshing the hide when it's all clean and ready to be sewn you would be surprised how well exit wounds close up. If there isn't any leather missing it's very easy to do. Look up coon creek outdoors on youtube he has a vid sewing up a coyote he should shot with a 12ga slug. Hole big enough to fit your arm through and once stitched and dried it went to market with the rest and many would be non the wiser nice little cat there  :tup:

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Re: Took my first Bobcat!
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2020, 08:49:44 PM »
Right on that is cool! And I will back up others, a quality taxidermist can make it look good. Took in a Bobcat shot with a .270 and had a rug made if you know where to look and get close you can kinda see the fix, but standing a little bit back cannot.
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Re: Took my first Bobcat!
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2020, 08:54:25 PM »
Can't say anything on the ability of a Taxi fixing the hole but can and will say Congrats on the bobbie
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Re: Took my first Bobcat!
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2020, 10:28:02 PM »
Can't say anything on the ability of a Taxi fixing the hole but can and will say Congrats on the bobbie

Thanks!!

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Re: Took my first Bobcat!
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2020, 05:48:44 AM »
Jealous, coyote and bobcat, far from easy, thanks!

 


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