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Thumper
10-18-2006, 01:53 PM
I'm trying to whack a huge spike on the lease in Victoria that's the dominant buck in an area and was rattling and grunting trying to get him to come in when I looked over a saw a huge bobcat crouching in the grass watching me in my tri-pod. He came to the sound of the horns rattling and the grunting. This cat has been seen trying to take down a full size deer before.

He was out about 20-25 yards watching while I took my time with the shot. I shot just under him and he jumped straight up 8 ft into the air flipping around 180% in the air so he would be headed the heck out of dodge when he came back to earth. Beautiful cat, I'm going back early this evening with a varmint caller and set-up back towards his home range hoping for another chance at him. Going to try a wounded woodpecker tape and hanging a turkey feather in the brush.

LostHawg
10-18-2006, 02:05 PM
Good luck Chris. They make some purdy back quivers.

stikshooter
10-18-2006, 03:19 PM
wish you luck Thumper,lets see pics if you get him.

Strummer
10-18-2006, 04:33 PM
Good luck on the cat Chris

Thumper
10-19-2006, 03:25 AM
No luck on the bobcat but got a redbird whacked...:( I used a wounded redbird tape and had every redbird on the lease hopping all around the varmint call when a redtail hawk came in and whacked one just off the ground. I just knew with all the racket the redbirds were making the bobcat would show for sure but he didn't.

Called in a yearling doe but passed, I'm not sure if its legal to use an electric caller to call deer.

duck'n
10-19-2006, 08:27 AM
Those cats sure can jump...I have seen it before. Good luck. From what I understand they are very territorial so I bet you get another shot before long. Good luck on that spike too!

Oneway
12-12-2007, 03:50 PM
Yes cats are awesome had one try to climb up my tree into my lap before he realized that i wasn't somehting he needed to be sittin on, he made it down adn out of sight in less than 3 secs, Ha ha ha ha ha Run Forrest Run!