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Author Topic: A Bobcat Story..  (Read 550 times)

Offline King Ben

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A Bobcat Story..
« on: December 26, 2018, 09:16:28 AM »
For the past month we have been watching a bobcat traverse our grass road that we use to go down to the lake.  We haven't given him much thought until we noticed him watching our small dog while playing ball with the wife.  Three days ago we decided to go deer hunting for one last doe.  We walked to the shop, grabbed our bows and got in the buggy to leave.  The wife realized she had left her release at the house so we drive to the house to get it.  As we enter through the gate the bobcat was in our yard looking for our dog!!! (We were gone no longer than 3 minutes).  At this point we say to each other, it is time to take out the bobcat.  Fast forward to yesterday (Christmas).  We decide to set up around noon at a location the bobcat could hear the squealer and see the whirlybird.  After five minutes I notice movement over my right shoulder in the brush, it was the bobcat!  After an additional 30 minutes she decides to make herself seen.  She was about 100 yards out and looking directly at the whirlybird.  I decided to take a quartering toward shot as I was afraid she would dart behind some more brush during her stalk.  The bullet from the
.22-250 found it's mark, but I did pull slightly.  We were relived that we had taken out the bobcat that was stalking our dog, well.......

Two hours later we went outside to play ball with the dog.  She started staring into the woods and then went back to get her balls.  To our amazement TWO bobcats come out onto the grass road.  By the time we get our guns, of course, they are gone.  Looks like we have more predator hunting to do.  Will keep everyone posted with the rest of the story....

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A Bobcat Story..
« on: December 26, 2018, 09:16:28 AM »
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Offline yari

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Re: A Bobcat Story..
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2018, 10:08:51 AM »
you must have a small dog? normally the cats around here avoid dogs

nice shooting
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Re: A Bobcat Story..
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 10:18:52 AM »
yes you need to keep the dog safe get them cats


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Re: A Bobcat Story..
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2018, 11:56:10 AM »
Nice shooting , always have to make it safe for your small pets .  --09--0 @--0--0111
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Re: A Bobcat Story..
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2018, 03:35:12 PM »
Well done Ben!   But methinks that 22-250 is not very fur friendly!   --7-8-9
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Re: A Bobcat Story..
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2018, 06:54:24 AM »
Nice cat keep after them. A full grown Bobcat can kill a deer so a small dog would be no problem.
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Offline buckone1

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Re: A Bobcat Story..
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2018, 02:47:13 PM »
We have a cat problem too. The bad thing about it is we can't shoot them (legally). They are protected. In fact they were put here by the DNR, for what purpose I couldn't guess.

Our turkey population and deer populations are falling and I know the bobcats are part the blame!!


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Re: A Bobcat Story..
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2018, 08:55:36 AM »
Good shooting, you need to keep those cats at bay. I know the dog will appreciate it along with all the other game animals on the property. Keep after them, good luck.
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