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Went Bobcat hunting yesterday

Postby Uncle Lou » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:47 am

See, I still hunt. We had about 6-8" of snow down here Monday and thought Tuesday would be a good time to go up looking for cat tracks. There was only an inch or two of snow up there.

I went a couple hours north (no bobcat hunting around me in SE Michigan) running some dirt roads trying to cut a cat track in the fresh snow. Found tons of coyote tracks. Sidenote: the deer I numbers that I saw were incredible (probably less than 100 but more than 50). This area used to not have doe hunting, any Michiganders feel free to PM, I will tell you exactly where I was. It just isn't an area that I ever deer hunted and when I go up I spend time in other places.

Anyway I did not get a bobcat. This came in on my last set and I killed it. I stood up out of my blown over tree and was ready to go pick up the caller, and this catches my eye. Fairly close to my surprise about 45- 50 yards. That single shot turkey gun of mine with 3 1/2 inch #4 buck really hammers on my end. Oh, it did OK on the coyote, but has me wondering on longer distance or tougher coyote. I was not super impressed for the wallop I took.

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Such nice fur that is why I post a few pics, and I haven't been in the kill zone in a while.
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I shot it from this blow over, I was kinda kneeling behind it and stood up as it approached. Luckily I am usually pretty quick on the trigger, I have been in these situations before and they usually dont take long to spook, but I dropped the hammer on it before it caught me.

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Re: Went Bobcat hunting yesterday

Postby daveynewman » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:50 am

Im.so jealous I want to go yote hunting but don't know a thing about it hahaha my plan wontons of research this year so I can go next year.

Congrats lou
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Re: Went Bobcat hunting yesterday

Postby Hawthorne » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:06 am

Congrats uncle Lou! Nice coyote! My turkey gun kicks the crap out of me. I’m usually sore a couple days after shooting it
Take your bow and a quiver full of arrows, and go out into the open country to hunt some wild game for me.

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Re: Went Bobcat hunting yesterday

Postby Edcyclopedia » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:29 am

8-)
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Re: Went Bobcat hunting yesterday

Postby oldrank » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:45 pm

Heck yeah Lou !!! That's a beauty eh !!
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Re: Went Bobcat hunting yesterday

Postby Boogieman1 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:16 pm

:clap: nice Lou! Anyone know exactly how much damage a bobcat poses to a deer herd? I shot one 2 years ago cause I wanted one mounted, but I don't think I would shoot another if it's not putting a hurt on the fawn crop like coyotes. I just like to watch bobcats, true stalkers of the forest.
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Re: Went Bobcat hunting yesterday

Postby Dewey » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:19 pm

Nice yote Lou. Congrats. 8-)
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Re: Went Bobcat hunting yesterday

Postby Uncle Lou » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:22 pm

Thanks all for the words.

Boogieman1 wrote::clap: nice Lou! Anyone know exactly how much damage a bobcat poses to a deer herd? I shot one 2 years ago cause I wanted one mounted, but I don't think I would shoot another if it's not putting a hurt on the fawn crop like coyotes. I just like to watch bobcats, true stalkers of the forest.


I don't know personally, but I do know they have a season, and I try to participate. The North American game management model essentially guarantees long term survival of any species that they put a season on. And I could't agree more they are a cool animal and would love to be able to watch them more, they just never show up when I am around.
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Re: Went Bobcat hunting yesterday

Postby hunter_mike » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:25 pm

:clap: congrats lou!
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Re: Went Bobcat hunting yesterday

Postby burkhart » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:47 pm

Awesome dog!! :) I was on the edge of my seat Hoping for a cat to have hit the dirt
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Re: Went Bobcat hunting yesterday

Postby Uncle Lou » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:59 pm

burkhart wrote:Awesome dog!! :) I was on the edge of my seat Hoping for a cat to have hit the dirt


If your suggesting my title was a tease- guilty.

Would love to hit MO, just probably not in the cards, hopefully I get up north a couple more times in the next month
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Re: Went Bobcat hunting yesterday

Postby burkhart » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:03 pm

Uncle Lou wrote:
burkhart wrote:Awesome dog!! :) I was on the edge of my seat Hoping for a cat to have hit the dirt


If your suggesting my title was a tease- guilty.

Would love to hit MO, just probably not in the cards, hopefully I get up north a couple more times in the next month


No worries Lou we ain’t going no where
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Re: Went Bobcat hunting yesterday

Postby Jackson Marsh » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:29 pm

Nice work Lou!
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Re: Went Bobcat hunting yesterday

Postby BigHunt » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:38 pm

Awesome man
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Re: Went Bobcat hunting yesterday

Postby Arrowbender » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:47 pm

Way to go!

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