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Feline Hunting No, not the place for housecats. This is for the "other"cats, including bobcats and mountain lions (the BIG cats).

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Old 01-03-2019, 08:10 PM
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Thanks for all the Cat tips Sonny


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Old 01-03-2019, 08:27 PM
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Thanks for all the Cat tips Sonny


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Hope it helps someone out in getting one. Thank you
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:07 PM
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Bobcat hunting season in PA opens in a few days!!! Who's ready?
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:34 AM
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I have a couple questions for the cat killers here.
I have been told that mountain lions patrol a huge radius of land. 100 miles I was told (might be a bunch of hooey). If so, do Bobs have larger hunting tracts than coyotes?
Second, do Bobs have far less ability to use the wind for locating prey (or us)?

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Old 01-12-2019, 09:39 AM
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First of all, I know nothing about mountain lions.

In regards to a bobcat's territory or hunting tract. In my area I believe they are pretty small due to habitat and abundance of food supply. We have at least three cats(trail cameras data) using a core area of about three miles, small in comparison to a coyotes required range. Their ranging will increase during mating season, but it is not necessarily due to food demand.

I do not believe they use their nose to detect danger or in search of food. They are sight hunters and rely on their vision which is excellent at detecting movement, our's or a prey animal. My hunting partner and I have called them in from downwind and they never stuttered stepped a bit.

They are curious animals and will respond to some unbelievable calls that you would never suspect, such as fox distress and coyote vocals. Over the last two years, we have had three come into Platinum Gray Fox Pup when we were fox hunting. Curiosity kills cats, seriously. Calling bobcats is like calling coons. They won't normally travel a great distance to the call, get in close on one before calling (300 yds or less). Not hard to call, but hard to hunt or find.
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