Iíve been focusing on my videos and havenít done a journal update in awhile. So I got my traps all moved to a new area. The grey fox have been hitting very consistently, but the cat trapping died down a lot. I found a big toilet further down the range I caught that last cat in, but nothing in the other range I moved too except a few white turds. I have no where else to go so I decided to set the catty areas anyways and just enjoy the last month and a half of the season. Iíve already had the most consistent trapping season ever, and have been having a ton of fun with my son.
Even with zero cat sign, I knew something would have to move through the area while looking for love. That hunch paid off on Saturday. The biggest shocker was the second stop of the morning (fox at the first stop) when I went to check my coyote dirt hole (bobcat meat as bait and old reliable as a lure) and saw this beautiful Tom in an MB450. Itís actually the second cat Iíve caught in an MB450. One was in a cat set I made when I was out of bigger traps, and now this one.
The following spot we caught a badger, and then nothing at the next. We then walked a new wash and found a few turds so we set it. Then off to the signless range. At the first stop we have a fox in the first set, and at the last set had this Tom.
We were pumped to have two cats in one check. We head to the next stop. We get to the last set there and have another bobcat! This time a female.
Catching here made me feel better about the area. If thereís a female around, the toms should be there sooner or later looking. They all have amazing bellies, but this female was one of those that had white to the toes!
Turned out to be our best check of the season!!!! We finally have a cold front coming in (dry, but still a huge temp change) so hopefully it gets cats moving again. There was one happy and tired boy at the end of the day.