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#811469 - 12/01/07 03:14 PM best trap for bobcats?
Jacob_Hanan Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 01/07/06
Posts: 690
Loc: Arnett, Oklahoma.
If you trappers were going to buy new traps for bobcats only, what trap and size trap would you select?
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#811470 - 12/01/07 11:01 PM Re: best trap for bobcats? [Re: Jacob_Hanan]
OKTrap Offline
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Registered: 03/04/06
Posts: 298
Loc: Oklahoma
The American Made KB 5.5 Compound. It's very versitile and has unrivaled holding power. Here's why:

This morning:









A few from last season:









This trap has unrivaled holding power.





I hope this helps.
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#811471 - 12/02/07 12:41 AM Re: best trap for bobcats? [Re: OKTrap]
nvstickbow Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 09/04/05
Posts: 78
Loc: Gardnerville, NV
I like a 1.75 for cats. They are nice and light to pack around, easy to bed and don't cause much damage. I use everything from those up to fully modified #3's. The BMI k9's are probably my overall favorite though.

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#811472 - 12/02/07 07:36 AM Re: best trap for bobcats? [Re: nvstickbow]
coontail Offline
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Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 53
Loc: Ks.
montana #3 dogless.

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#811473 - 12/02/07 09:58 AM Re: best trap for bobcats? [Re: coontail]
ADCcoyote Offline
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 766
Loc: Somewhere out west,east of the...
You don't need a high end trap for bobcats as they just don't fight a trap much at all. I would use a #3 sized trap for there larger feet, but if your not into coyotes much and focus just on cats then you don't need all the bells and whistles to trap or hold bobcats.

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#811474 - 12/02/07 10:31 AM Re: best trap for bobcats? [Re: ADCcoyote]
nboost Offline
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Registered: 12/20/05
Posts: 263
Loc: Here
Home made. They seem to work pretty good.






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#811475 - 12/02/07 01:14 PM Re: best trap for bobcats? [Re: nboost]
Jacob_Hanan Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 01/07/06
Posts: 690
Loc: Arnett, Oklahoma.
oktrap those traps look tuff! what did you use to lure those coyotes to the hay?

nboost, did that cat come from around edmond? and what did you use for bait?

thanks for all the info guy.

is a #1 1/2 to small.
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#811476 - 12/02/07 01:56 PM Re: best trap for bobcats? [Re: Jacob_Hanan]
nboost Offline
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Registered: 12/20/05
Posts: 263
Loc: Here
Yea I caught 5 last Jan and Feb. I have a little piece of land I hunt around lake Arcadia. Tons of cats there.

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#811477 - 12/02/07 02:18 PM Re: best trap for bobcats? [Re: nboost]
OKTrap Offline
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Registered: 03/04/06
Posts: 298
Loc: Oklahoma
I used a mix of Dobbins "K9-03" & Caven's "Gusto" to draw those two on the hay bail.

I go with the "High End" American Made KB 5.5 Compound because it is so versitile. Since cats are not a primary target for me like yotes are ... it's nice to know that my money is well vested into equipment that serves more than one purpose.

However ... because of the KB 5.5 holding power ... if you catch an animal with a hoof above the fatlock ... it will be there in the morning waiting on you if the trap is anchored properly.


Edited by OKTrap (12/02/07 02:25 PM)
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#811478 - 12/02/07 02:59 PM Re: best trap for bobcats? [Re: OKTrap]
ADCcoyote Offline
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 766
Loc: Somewhere out west,east of the...
High end traps are sure nice, that is why I use sterling mj600's. These high end traps really shine when you get past 24 hr check laws and are trapping a fair amount of coyotes. I just couldn't justify these strictly for trapping 60.00-70.00 dollar southern cats.
I have looked at those KB type's just not sold on them as much as the sterling 600's.If your going to trap coyotes and cats and plan on trapping for many years than by all means go with the best you can afford, you will be pleased with the results for sure and have something that will hold it's value much more than production made traps.

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#811479 - 12/05/07 11:27 AM Re: best trap for bobcats? [Re: ADCcoyote]
OKTrap Offline
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Registered: 03/04/06
Posts: 298
Loc: Oklahoma
Here's another cat (young tom) taken yesterday ... and two yotes the day before. All in the KB 5.5 Compound Laminated.





When the two yotes were taken ... it was my Wife's first day on the line. She's hooked now ... and is going to start her own line this week.





Edited by OKTrap (12/05/07 11:31 AM)
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#811480 - 12/05/07 11:37 AM Re: best trap for bobcats? [Re: OKTrap]
OKTrap Offline
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Registered: 03/04/06
Posts: 298
Loc: Oklahoma
A grinner today in the KB 5.5 Compod Laminated. For my money ... it's the only thing going in a foothold on my lines. As you see ... versitile. Coon, opossum, coyote, bobats ... etc, etc.

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#811481 - 12/06/07 05:23 PM Re: best trap for bobcats? [Re: OKTrap]
OKTrap Offline
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Registered: 03/04/06
Posts: 298
Loc: Oklahoma
Both are female. 12-06-07

I apologize for the poor quality in the photos.





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#811482 - 12/06/07 06:05 PM Re: best trap for bobcats? [Re: OKTrap]
MSCwrestling Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 176
Loc: Fruita, CO
Man all your pics are driving me crazy! Nothing but live traps here in CO thanks to Denver residents. Looks like a ton of fun though. How are you attracting so many? Scent? Bait?

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#811483 - 12/07/07 08:29 AM Re: best trap for bobcats? [Re: MSCwrestling]
OKTrap Offline
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Registered: 03/04/06
Posts: 298
Loc: Oklahoma
I thought you could use footholds in CO if you met certain regulations.

Anyway .. dirt hole sets & flat sets, three different lures (Dobbin's K9-03, Caven's Gusto, O'Gormans' Revenge) and duck feathers for a visual.
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