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Old 10-21-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default Bobcat Sighting

I posted a hunt thread in the PMA Conference this evening about seeing a bobcat while in my deer stand today.

I think it might be interesting if we kept track of the number of bobcats we see this deer season. Also perhaps the county we saw them in.

1 large male, Page County
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Old 10-22-2005, 12:24 AM   #2
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3 bobcats. 2 young ones and the mom. Page county
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Old 10-22-2005, 04:08 AM   #3
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That's 4
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Old 10-22-2005, 05:57 AM   #4
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I saw a lone bobcat and then 3 (mother & two young?) in Madison county. Probably only 3 cats total as the sightings were only 10 minutes apart and I probably only saw 1 of the 3 the first time...I guess that makes 7
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Old 10-22-2005, 06:05 AM   #5
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Thats funny that you start this thread. After MANY years of hunting and a ZILLION miles of driving around here around my hunting area, last evening I saw my first bobcat. It was cool as he**. It was a male and it was huge. I even got to watch him put the sneak on a mouse and leap about 3 feet in the air and catch it. He then took it into the corn rows and put it down and played with the darn thing for a couple of minutes before eating it. He would just bat it around on the ground with its paws. All this was happening about 35 yards right in front of me. It was one of the best things that I have ever seen while in the stand.
That one make 8 .
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Old 10-22-2005, 06:31 PM   #6
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We are lucky down here, sightings are pretty common ( 2- 4 a year). We also trap a few every year. Love to see them in the stand.
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Old 10-22-2005, 08:16 PM   #7
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Can we shoot those cats in Iowa yet?
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Old 10-22-2005, 08:39 PM   #8
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Id almost think you should, i mean come on there almost like coyotes and things. Id think you should. Well if id see one, id crap my pants, they can climb....INTO MY TREE-STAND!!
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Old 10-22-2005, 09:39 PM   #9
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A friend of mine was climbing down from his tree stand and saw one. He said he climbed back up in a hurry. It ended up walking around the tree he was in for a while and went on his way. This was in Van Buren county.
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Old 10-22-2005, 10:31 PM   #10
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I'd be more worried about a big old feral cat than a bobcat.
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