I've always called for bear in AZ using hand calls and have called in a good number of lions while pursuing bear as my primary target. On President's Day, I went for the first time specifically for bobcat in a brushy, rocky area in the southern part of the state. On my third stand, I called in a monster bobcat to 10 feet. The only problem was that he was 10 feet behind me, and I never saw him coming. Once I spotted him, I couldn't get to my 12 gauge quick enough as I was holding my .300 at the time waiting for a lion. About 4 or 5 stands and 2 miles later, I called in a second bobcat that held out at 66 yards and had me pinged. I decided that he was too far out for the 12 gauge, so I took him with the .300. Yes, it was overkill and blew a hole out of his back, but I sewed it back up and can use the tanned skin for animal science in my 5th grade classroom.
Last edited by kidso; 03-11-2010 at 10:09 PM.