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Released bobcat

Postby recurve60# » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:32 pm

Put some feathers around my coyote sets yesterday and the thought crossed my mind I may catch a cat. Well sure enough I had a cat this morning. Bobcat season ended last week, so I had to turn him loose. All I have is a still pic. Wish I could have filmed the release, but it's difficult enough just getting in there to release the foothold, much less filming at the same time.
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Re: Released bobcat

Postby recurve60# » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:33 pm

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Re: Released bobcat

Postby Trapper » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:28 pm

Use a big plastic tote next time , just cut a slot in it for the leg to stick out it’s a lot easier.
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Re: Released bobcat

Postby recurve60# » Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:29 pm

I used a 4x4 sheet of plywood with a notch cut out for the leg. It worked well.
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Re: Released bobcat

Postby ROVERBOY » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:03 pm

I don't usually bother the bobcats. I have no problem with guys that hunt them or trap them, its just that I don't personally. I like seeing them and watching them.
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Re: Released bobcat

Postby FTG-05 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:58 pm

What trap did you use and did it do any damge or injure the leg?

How do you keep regular house cats from getting trapped?

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Re: Released bobcat

Postby recurve60# » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:29 pm

ROVERBOY wrote:I don't usually bother the bobcats. I have no problem with guys that hunt them or trap them, its just that I don't personally. I like seeing them and watching them.

I didn't intend to, but new it would eventually happen. I'm after coyotes.
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Re: Released bobcat

Postby recurve60# » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:36 pm

FTG-05 wrote:What trap did you use and did it do any damge or injure the leg?

How do you keep regular house cats from getting trapped?

Thanks,

I'm using MB550 rubber jawed traps. His leg was fine and ran off like nothing was wrong. Every coyote I've caught has been fine except sometimes a little blood where they pull at it hard, but nary a broken bone yet. I'm in a very remote area. I don't see any chance of a domestic animal getting caught. Maybe, maybe chance of a lost coon dog, but I check them every morning without fail, and I'm positive it wouldn't be injured. Possibly broken skin it it caught hard.
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Re: Released bobcat

Postby FTG-05 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:34 am

Thanks! I have three dogs and 7 cats. They roam my ~40 acres all the time. Plus there's my neigbors dogs and cats, who sometimes come to visit. Last thing I'd want to do is injure any of them.

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