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Bobcat flagging situation #6660511
11/08/19 02:01 PM
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I have this spot on a powerlines clearing wih little to no trees to tie flagging to. Has anybody tried a man made pole like this, to tie a wire and flag to? Could it scare cats off?

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Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: Motley Row] #6660515
11/08/19 02:14 PM
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You don't need a flag. block that trail down and leave a gap for the trap and a hole.


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Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: Motley Row] #6660538
11/08/19 02:51 PM
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That little pile of wood on the right side is THE SPOT, lure/urine maybe a little polyfil scattered around. Should pay off.

That trail is tight enough you have no need for "flagging"

Unless it has lots of traffic do what Danny said, block it down make a walk through and go.


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Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: Monster Toms] #6660587
11/08/19 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Monster Toms
That little pile of wood on the right side is THE SPOT, lure/urine maybe a little polyfil scattered around. Should pay off.

That trail is tight enough you have no need for "flagging"

Unless it has lots of traffic do what Danny said, block it down make a walk through and go.


It does get some deer traffic too, but Iíve had many trail camera pics of cats here. I guess I was thinking I may need the flagging just to get them to stop in front of the set, and then they would see my cubby back there, and investigate. But if you guys donít think I need flagging, Im good with that too.

Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: Motley Row] #6660588
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Here is the cubby I made a couple years ago, just to put a trail camera on, on video mode. Well of course the sd card format failed and I couldnít get info off of it. But something took my little decoy out of the back and flung it out into the middle of the road. Who knows, maybe coon or something, not sure a cat would do that?

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Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: Motley Row] #6660589
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You don't need a cubby either unless your expecting a lot of snow. That location should hit. Something like that I don't even look for sign. I just set it.


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Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: danny clifton] #6660601
11/08/19 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
You don't need a cubby either unless your expecting a lot of snow. That location should hit. Something like that I don't even look for sign. I just set it.


You're saying you would just set it right at the mouth of my setup there, infront of the decoy I had in there?

Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: Motley Row] #6660605
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I would pile up whatever is lying around. On each side of that two track blocking it down so that the track on the right is left bare. Funnel the animal right on to the trap you have bedded there.


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Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: Motley Row] #6660636
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Look for some cedar branches the bottom ones are longer and curve cut it close to the tree and it will work as a place to hang a attractor.


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Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: Motley Row] #6660787
11/08/19 08:43 PM
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For cubbies like that get you some of those pin wheels you can buy for like a buck a piece. Put one behind the cubbie. The lightest breeze makes em spin too.

Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: trapperbill] #6660921
11/09/19 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by trapperbill
For cubbies like that get you some of those pin wheels you can buy for like a buck a piece. Put one behind the cubbie. The lightest breeze makes em spin too.

I"m thinking about using some cubbies for my 12/26 season, partly because of the snow issue that someone mentioned. I don't know how much a cat wants to enter a cuby. They enter cage traps without fear though I heard. I might buy 1 of those pinwheels to try. It seems like Wi trappers generally have found benefit in shying away from fancy flagging though, but I could be wrong.

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Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: Motley Row] #6661129
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Cubbies are all we use for lynx up north here. I just cannot imagine that sometime in the course of evolution, that bobcats didn't also get the memo that going into cubbies is OK!

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Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: Motley Row] #6661169
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I just built a cubby for bobcat here and tossed a beaver carcass in. Looks like a survival shelter. 4 inch love up sides and a line now roof. Bad a bobcat pulling carcass out first night. Now he just lays in it eating since I tossed the beaver back after the first night. All my cubbies are walk through. Work great here. If a bobcat won't go in just add a drop of skinny stuff inside and they will move on in.


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Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: Motley Row] #6661570
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Do you sometimes use foothold traps with cubbies and when you do do you put the foothold under the cubbie or judt outside of it?

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Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: Motley Row] #6662261
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You are trying way to hard.


Throw a #3 (or what ever is legal there) double long on the ground not covered with a big pan on it right by that cubby - about a foot in front of it. A cat cat will step on that big pan most of the time. A cat will not always mess with the flagging, or work the cubbie every time.



I will give credit to Maddog47 for a demo I watched him give. His use of #3 with drags for cats that won't work a cubbie, made me start using them. I soon realized that after building the cubbie toss in the extra trap with a drag every time.

Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: Motley Row] #6662904
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Thanks guys, good stuff!

Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: AJE] #6663327
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Originally Posted by AJE
Do you sometimes use foothold traps with cubbies and when you do do you put the foothold under the cubbie or judt outside of it?


If you are only using 1 leghold, place it "outside" at entrance to cubby. Using 2 traps (1 outside and 1 inside right at the bait) is never a bad strategy.

Pete

Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: Motley Row] #6663336
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You can blind set out from the cubby out 5 to 10 feet catch them looking some times they're not that hungry and don't commit to the cubby,cats being cats.On your cubbies make them tall good eye appeal and open on both ends helps a lot,what ever is legal for flagging duckwings goose wing,fur cd with garling,Tracy enticer's line them up with your cubby to get the cat lined up,walk thru's and rub sets are very good also don't force a cat to do something and you'll have better success,GOOD LUCK.

Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: Motley Row] #6663742
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You could neck down a couple spots too and supplement snares for those buggers w/ a full tummy and no interest in bait... caught many cats that just walked by bait that way

Re: Bobcat flagging situation [Re: Motley Row] #6663804
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Great advice,Rick and Cat collector.I have also taken coyotes in blind sets where they circled an obvious cat set.

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