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#782918 - 10/22/07 08:16 PM Bobcat - Largest recorded size of a wild bobcat
Scout22 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/03
Posts: 210
Loc: SouthWest, Missouri
I found several different weights listed as the largest on record. Yellowhammer, I thought maybe you had some information on a possible largest Bobcat on record.

The field guide on Puma's is very interesting.

Thanks for posting all the information.

Scout22

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#782919 - 10/22/07 08:18 PM Re: Bobcat - Largest recorded size of a wild bobcat [Re: Scout22]
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Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 12772
Loc: Missouri
I think it is in the high 60# range, like 67 - 68 lbs.
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#782920 - 10/22/07 10:18 PM Re: Bobcat - Largest recorded size of a wild bobcat [Re: GC]
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Registered: 05/01/01
Posts: 2419
Loc: Central Iowa
There was one posted here a few years ago shot in Michigan with a 17 HMR. I wish I would have saved the photo. Another was one shot in Texas and posted here. I didn't realize they got that big. Both were way up there.
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#782921 - 10/25/07 12:24 AM Re: Bobcat - Largest recorded size of a wild bobcat [Re: Yotecallr]
Scout22 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/03
Posts: 210
Loc: SouthWest, Missouri
I thought I had heard of one at the 68lb mark, I would like to see a picture or article about one that big.

Thanks for the responses so far.

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#782922 - 10/25/07 12:57 AM Re: Bobcat - Largest recorded size of a wild bobcat [Re: Scout22]
Okanagan Offline
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Registered: 02/17/02
Posts: 714
When I was a teenager reading Outdoor Life they had a piece about one in Oregon that weighed 63 lbs. I don't think it was the biggest one on record.

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#782923 - 10/25/07 01:55 PM Re: Bobcat - Largest recorded size of a wild bobcat [Re: Okanagan]
Wishbone Offline
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Registered: 08/24/02
Posts: 1094
Loc: Hanover,MA
The largest bobcat on record was taken in Maine and it was 76lbs. That came right off the Maine F&W website. What a monster!! This was a trapped cat as I found the info under their trapping of furbearers section.

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#782924 - 10/26/07 01:35 AM Re: Bobcat - Largest recorded size of a wild bobcat [Re: Wishbone]
Scout22 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/03
Posts: 210
Loc: SouthWest, Missouri
Thanks wish bone.

I tracked down the page with the info

http://www.anr.state.vt.us/furbearer/animals/bobcat.html

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#782925 - 10/29/07 04:16 PM Re: Bobcat - Largest recorded size of a wild bobcat [Re: Scout22]
Yellowhammer Offline
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Registered: 02/07/02
Posts: 15382
Loc: Huntington, Texas
I have seen references to to a 69 pound bobcat as well as the one above.

Pictures of anything over 40 pounds are hard to come by. I don't know what this one weighed, but it a big bobcat.

According to the story I got, this bobcat came out and started gnawing on this deer right after a hunter shot it. He in turn shot the bobcat.


Here is a 45 pound cat pictured on Randy Watson's website.


http://www.predatormastersforums.com/varmint_masters.html

The Wisconsin record is almost 49 pounds.


https://www.uwsp.edu/wildlife/carnivore/Bobcat%20Natural%20History_files/huge%20bobcat.bmp
https://www.uwsp.edu/wildlife/carnivore/...l%20History.htm



Edited by Yellowhammer (10/29/07 04:34 PM)
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#782926 - 10/29/07 09:20 PM Re: Bobcat - Largest recorded size of a wild bobcat [Re: Yellowhammer]
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Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 12772
Loc: Missouri
Dang, that cat by the deer pic, that is a whooper!
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#782927 - 11/30/07 10:15 PM Re: Bobcat - Largest recorded size of a wild bobcat [Re: GC]
Wa_Coyote_Hunter Offline
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Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 669
Loc: central washington
wow that cat could kill a deer easy!!!


Edited by Wa_Coyote_Hunter (12/02/07 12:33 AM)
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#782928 - 12/02/07 12:43 AM Re: Bobcat - Largest recorded size of a wild bobcat [Re: Wa_Coyote_Hunter]
Wa_Coyote_Hunter Offline
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Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 669
Loc: central washington
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#782929 - 12/17/07 03:26 PM Re: Bobcat - Largest recorded size of a wild bobcat [Re: Wa_Coyote_Hunter]
BLACKRIVER4X4 Offline
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Registered: 11/29/07
Posts: 44
Loc: missouri
that is a whopper...

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#782930 - 01/11/08 07:29 AM Re: Bobcat - Largest recorded size of a wild bobcat [Re: BLACKRIVER4X4]
hairtriggr Offline
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Registered: 03/29/07
Posts: 263
Loc: NW Colorado
My dad shot a 55 pounder a couple years ago. He has it mounted up on it's back legs snagging a chukar out of the air, pretty cool. I'll have to measure it to see how long and big around it is.
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#782931 - 01/11/08 09:43 AM Re: Bobcat - Largest recorded size of a wild bobcat [Re: hairtriggr]
cwbycrshr Offline
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Registered: 11/02/05
Posts: 467
Loc: Grapevine, TX
Quote:

My dad shot a 55 pounder a couple years ago. He has it mounted up on it's back legs snagging a chukar out of the air, pretty cool. I'll have to measure it to see how long and big around it is.




I wouldnt think a cat that big would be able to leap
Be more like Garfield and just lay there and eat!!!
Someone said something about a 69 lbr! Good lord...thats bigger than most domestic dogs!
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#782932 - 01/11/08 04:45 PM Re: Bobcat - Largest recorded size of a wild bobcat [Re: cwbycrshr]
jltd Offline
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Registered: 11/28/07
Posts: 194
Loc: utah
man every time i see a cat i think it is way sweet looking but to be honest i dont have a clue what i required to shoot them in utah so i have not even tried.
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