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#1314051 - 06/21/09 06:55 PM Bobcat kill in central TX
yotecatslayer34 Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 2025
Loc: Austin, Texas U.S.A.
My boss told me about 2 months ago that him and his wife went to go check on their chickens one evening and they saw a bobcat. they had been having some come up missing / dead so I was down to at least give it a try and help them out....

Shot once with my 20ga 870 and a Federal premium #2 mag. I used a Sceery AP-6 , longrange tweety, and the FX3.


sorry for the stupid question but how do i attach pics? Im sure its really easy





Edited by yotecatslayer34 (06/21/09 08:04 PM)

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#1314052 - 06/21/09 07:14 PM Re: Bobcat kill in central TX [Re: yotecatslayer34]
yooperman Offline
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Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 539
Loc: u.p. of michigan
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#1314053 - 06/21/09 07:45 PM Re: Bobcat kill in central TX [Re: yooperman]
duckdog Offline
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Registered: 10/27/07
Posts: 1308
Loc: KS
Isn't there a Bobcat season in Texas?
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#1314054 - 06/21/09 08:06 PM Re: Bobcat kill in central TX [Re: duckdog]
yotecatslayer34 Offline
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Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 2025
Loc: Austin, Texas U.S.A.
thanks yooper I sure do appreciate it. Duck... as far as I know there isnt but Ive never really looked it up either. I sure hope there isnt a season

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#1314055 - 06/21/09 08:19 PM Re: Bobcat kill in central TX [Re: yotecatslayer34]
TonyTebbe Offline
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Registered: 10/31/03
Posts: 18672
Loc: Lovington, NM
No, there is no bobcat season in TX. You got yourself one FINE looking cat! Tell me you skinned it out.

Very nice.

Tony
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#1314056 - 06/21/09 08:58 PM Re: Bobcat kill in central TX [Re: TonyTebbe]
hm1996 Offline
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Registered: 07/23/06
Posts: 6702
Loc: S. Texas
That is a beautiful cat. His spots look almost like an ocelot.

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#1314057 - 06/21/09 09:20 PM Re: Bobcat kill in central TX [Re: hm1996]
yooperman Offline
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Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 539
Loc: u.p. of michigan
Good job
I would get that one mounted. How far was he when you blasted it with the 20 Gage?
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#1314058 - 06/21/09 10:28 PM Re: Bobcat kill in central TX [Re: yooperman]
yotecatslayer34 Offline
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Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 2025
Loc: Austin, Texas U.S.A.
No, there is no bobcat season in TX. You got yourself one FINE looking cat! Tell me you skinned it out.

Very nice.

Tony

Thanks Tony I sure do appreciate it.... thats my 1st bobcat
ever (very new to predator hunting, been at it for Maybe 5 or 6 months) Im probably really going to regret saying this but I screwed up Big time and didnt do anything with that beautiful cat. I would say 75% of my friends/family give me a hard time for that so I guess Im gonna get it from you guys too ... I guess I deserve it cuz I just flat out was overtaken by excitement and never really thought about getting a mount.

hm- thanks, when I showed my boss he was like " no way man! that thing looks like a [beeep] leopard !! " lol I was about to fall out from joy / laughter when he told me that.

thanks yoop, maybe I can redeem myself and get the next one mounted. Sure would suck if I blew a once in a lifetime cat on account of me not using my head =\ The whole thing really took me by storm. FX3 for 1min with the yote locator and rested for 1 minute. Hit the bobcat in heat, then the tweety. rested a minute and I noticed the cat around 75 yards away after the baby cottontail played for maybe 20 seconds. She ever so slowlyy came within 45yds and just stared at me until I put the lights out.

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#1314059 - 06/21/09 10:37 PM Re: Bobcat kill in central TX [Re: yotecatslayer34]
jdp3 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 311
Loc: Dallas, TX
Nice Cat.... I will give you the pass on the mount. A bobcats summer coat in TX is pretty thin, but heck they are pretty thin in the winter to here.... Winter coats seem to thicken up just a bit though. I shot two last summer and 5 this winter. The ones this winter had a little nicer coat... But seriously nice cat and nice spots on that thing. Congrats on your first cat.

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#1314060 - 06/21/09 10:52 PM Re: Bobcat kill in central TX [Re: jdp3]
yotecatslayer34 Offline
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Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 2025
Loc: Austin, Texas U.S.A.
thanks! That kill was around 2wks ago and Im still on cloud 9 from the whole thing. Appreciate the pass, Im really stoked about going for them this winter with maybe a nicer coat *crossing fingers* Yeah I totally agree about the spots, numerous hunters have already told me they've never shot one with spots like that.

go here to get a better view of her.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR6hFnMKs0s&feature=channel_page

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#1314061 - 06/21/09 11:28 PM Re: Bobcat kill in central TX [Re: yotecatslayer34]
TonyTebbe Offline
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Registered: 10/31/03
Posts: 18672
Loc: Lovington, NM
Short summer coat or not, but would have made a heck of a tanned pelt. If you kill another one like it...throw it my way.

Again, great job!

Tony
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#1314062 - 06/21/09 11:43 PM Re: Bobcat kill in central TX [Re: TonyTebbe]
yotecatslayer34 Offline
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Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 2025
Loc: Austin, Texas U.S.A.
haha thanks again, yeaa I'll throw you a pic after I get it mounted !

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#1314063 - 06/22/09 12:35 AM Re: Bobcat kill in central TX [Re: hm1996]
Hyperwrx Offline
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Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 2381
Loc: Arizona
Quote:

His spots look almost like an ocelot.





Funny I thought the exact same thing when I saw it's spot pattern. The elongated spots running all the way up the sides along the back reminds me of an ocelot. I lived in Honduras as a kid and my father brought home an injured ocelot that became semi-domesticated and lived in the backyard for a few years. The spot markings, body structure, and facial patterning is extremely similar to the cat you have in your photos. In the Arizona Game and Fish regulations it mentions ocelots as a protected species indicating to me that there must be record of ocelots migrating up into Southern United States. Do you think it is possible you actually shot a ocelot by accident? Under markings are virtually the same.

If it is a bobcat I say mount that baby. It's beautiful!

Look at this ocelot for comparison and dull the vividness of its coat on account of the summer season.

Not wanting to cause waves just hoping to divert potential problems for the hunter.

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#1314064 - 06/22/09 01:31 AM Re: Bobcat kill in central TX [Re: Hyperwrx]
Mousedipper Offline
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Registered: 05/29/08
Posts: 1872
Loc: Illegal Alien Central
I would guess Texas Fish and Game would be on your front porch any time now. I have never seen a bobcat spotted like that.

I hope you hid it good.

Dave
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#1314065 - 06/22/09 01:36 AM Re: Bobcat kill in central TX [Re: Mousedipper]
Weasel-UT Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 20007
Loc: S.W. Utah
Short tail= Awesome Bobcat

Long tail= Big fine

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