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Postby Vahunter » Mon, 25 May 2009 18:04:20

A while back here we were talking about bobcats jumping on hunters while calling turkeys. Here's one I shot Jan.1 '08 while deer hunting. I wouldn't want either his jaws or claws in me.

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Re: Bobcat

Postby OakRidgeStars » Mon, 25 May 2009 18:55:57

I bet the taxidermy man was glad to see that one :crosshair:
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Re: Bobcat

Postby cutun » Mon, 25 May 2009 19:06:35

Boy, how much did that cat weight???? That thing looks huge!
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Re: Bobcat

Postby Bob » Mon, 25 May 2009 21:10:33

Hey Vahunter thats a good cat, that son of a gun must be over 40 lbs.

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Re: Bobcat

Postby NickFac » Mon, 25 May 2009 21:15:58

Nice kill.


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Re: Bobcat

Postby Vahunter » Tue, 26 May 2009 18:55:09

She didn't weigh but 21 pounds. I already had one mounted so the hide went to the fur market along with a few fox.


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Re: Bobcat

Postby cutun » Tue, 26 May 2009 19:24:58

Soooo, if that cat only weighted 21 lbs, my next question has to be..... how big a boy are you?? :doh:
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Re: Bobcat

Postby Bob » Tue, 26 May 2009 22:25:57

Vahunter, only 21lbs. was that gutted? That cat sure looked a lot bigger than that.

I've seen a few cats mounted and that one looked as big as any that I've seen.
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Re: Bobcat

Postby gregj » Wed, 27 May 2009 07:39:33

Nice cat!! Where was it taken?


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Re: Bobcat

Postby Vahunter » Wed, 27 May 2009 19:57:57

Bobcats tend to look bigger than they are and that's where people get fooled. The one I have mounted, when I shot it I could'a sworn it weighed 30 pounds. I'm almost ashamed to say it was a whooopin' 13 pounds. :roll: My cousin killed one a couple of years ago that weighed 33 pounds and that was a monster. I killed this one about 300 yards from my front porch. Shot her about 9:00am with a handloaded 150 grain Sierra out of my .308 at about 30 yards. Shot placement was the key to not tearing it too bad.

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Re: Bobcat

Postby cutun » Wed, 27 May 2009 22:17:15

Glad we got all that cleared up, that's still is one fine looking cat! I've only seen two in the wild, maybe one day I too will be holding up a cat like that :whistle:
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Re: Bobcat

Postby Bob » Wed, 27 May 2009 22:37:54

It is a nice looking cat, pictures are decieving, it looked real big to me.

I've been hunting a long time and I've only ever seen two bobcats myself, I never shot one, but I have heard that the females are smaller than the males. If I ever shoot a decent one I'll get it mounted.
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