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#3102371 - 12/30/12 11:46 PM Bobcat trapping?
muzzleman
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Whats the trick to catching bobcat in cage type traps? I was told i needed a bigger trap for one thing. Someone told me the cage had to be big enough for the cat to turn around in it.
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#3102432 - 12/31/12 06:52 AM Re: Bobcat trapping? [Re: muzzleman]
BlountArrow
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I would say you're wasting your time attempting that. I'd find a knowledgable trapper in your area and get them to trap it/them. I'm sure it is possible to cage trap a bobcat but I'd say the success percentage is incredibly low.
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#3111594 - 01/06/13 12:44 PM Re: Bobcat trapping? [Re: BlountArrow]
muzzleman
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So do i need to get leg hold traps? I also want to get the coyotes gone. How do the rubber jaw ones do?
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#3111609 - 01/06/13 12:59 PM Re: Bobcat trapping? [Re: muzzleman]
pressfit
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People cage trap bobcats all he time.. if you have many in your area they are not all they are not all that hard to catch.. personally I have never caught one.. but I have never really tried.. 90% of my trapping was water trapping.. you build a cubby around the cage and bait it.. If you really want to catch one, I would suggest becoming a member at trapperman.com there is more wealth of knowledge on that site about trapping than anywhere else.. also.. a good video on the subject will greatly improve your odds.. and will pay for its self.. Coyotes.. you will not cage trap one of them jokers.. a snare is probably the #1 tool to get them.. 2nd.. would be a #3 rubber jawed coilspring trap..
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#3111716 - 01/06/13 02:55 PM Re: Bobcat trapping? [Re: pressfit]
muzzleman
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Thanks for the info. Im going to try some diff. stuff out. i will look into that website
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#3111893 - 01/06/13 05:45 PM Re: Bobcat trapping? [Re: muzzleman]
BlountArrow
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Yeah please let us know how it pans out. I have 3 cats myself on film I'm going to go after but I will be using a dirt set or flat set with a #1-3/4 sleepy creek Trap.
I agree trapperman.com will lend a wealth of knowledge.
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