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Old 12-13-2019, 09:25 PM
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Got permission to hunt a property with a problem cat. Heís been called in day and at night and others canít get him killed.

I called it for the first time on Wednesday morning and he showed in under 10 minutes!

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When I first noticed the cat I made the mistake of turning my head to whistle to my dad and let him know we called in an animal. He had already seen it, so I turned back to focus on the cat. At this point I could tell he was nervous and so I put my rifle on fire and found him in the scope. I was pulling the slack out of my trigger and he stepped into the tree row and vanished.


My question is, how long should I wait to try this cat again? I almost tried him this evening but I donít want to over call the place.

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Old 12-18-2019, 10:10 AM
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I doubt that a cougar is much different from a coyote where this subject is concerned. You need to call him when he is still in the area, so sooner is better than later. Set up differently, and use a different sound ought to be the ticket.
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Old 12-18-2019, 01:11 PM
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Where are you located, Double Z? I've heard of Lions holing up on private land where the pressure was nil and the prey was abundant for over a year. Totally depends on the situation, but you seem to indicate that the cat is hanging around locally? (Denning females can hang in an area for many weeks, even if it isn't a nirvana.) If so, approach differently, set up differently, call with different sounds, and do it every two or three days at the earliest. If it's not holed up, then it's going to be wildly hit and miss.
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Old 12-18-2019, 04:21 PM
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Sorry for the confusion fellas, I should have said bobcat. It’s a problem bobcat that has killed some pets and is pretty know for his location typically.

In the Texas panhandle I only call in lions in my dreams... sadly.
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Old 12-18-2019, 05:03 PM
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My advice would not change for a bobcat. They don't use their nose much if at all, going by being sneaky, hard to see, with great hearing and eyesight. Set up differently, change sounds, and watch close. Good luck to you.
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Old 12-18-2019, 09:30 PM
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When in bobcat territory I ALWAYS use a decoy in addition to calling. Bobcats rely so much on their eyesight it is a good idea to give them something to look at and stalk.
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Old 12-20-2019, 04:38 PM
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Agree with both Weasel and Al.

Bobcats tend to keep a pretty small territory... especially if the dining options are good!
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:24 AM
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Iím close to certain this is the cat I called in a couple weeks ago. In fairness I didnít call him in, but he got tangled up in my trap line.





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Old 12-25-2019, 03:29 PM
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Good going! That looks like a big cat.
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Weíve got some big bobcats here in the panhandle. It was an old cat, I wish I would have gotten a picture of his teeth. Iíd say it was close to as old as a cat gets.
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