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Releasing a bobcat #6772079
02/16/20 07:26 AM
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A video we made last year releasing a bobcat for the first time.
Let me know what you think.

Re: Releasing a bobcat [Re: Dbooth] #6772102
02/16/20 08:05 AM
02/16/20 08:05 AM
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I think you wont like my opinion but sorry. I think it was pretty stressful on the cat when it didnt need to be. It also could have been worse. With all the info on tman and the net I think you could have been better prepared to deal with it. Maybe its too early and my mind isnt working well but thats what i see. Check out strike2x videos on releasing cats. We can all learn from each other. Actually,I commend strike for his tactics. Until I saw how he released cats I probably would have thought this was a fair release,but i feel strike2x raised the bar.

Re: Releasing a bobcat [Re: Dbooth] #6772105
02/16/20 08:12 AM
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I think you did a good job. You didn't get hurt and the cat didn't either.

Re: Releasing a bobcat [Re: Dbooth] #6772150
02/16/20 08:47 AM
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Using a catch pole is difficult but works. Good job. The last one we released I used a tote over the cat. Worked really well but we don't always carry a tote either.

Re: Releasing a bobcat [Re: Dbooth] #6772191
02/16/20 09:26 AM
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The 10 Commandments are not suggestions.
Buy a soldiers meal EVERY chance you can.

Re: Releasing a bobcat [Re: Dbooth] #6772192
02/16/20 09:26 AM
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Last one I released I used a cage trap as a barrier I just pushed the cat back until the foot came out from under the cage and popped the MJ open. Then I hoped it went the other way and it did.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: Releasing a bobcat [Re: Dbooth] #6772197
02/16/20 09:28 AM
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ya did good for the first time but I prefer a tote or board personally


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The 10 Commandments are not suggestions.
Buy a soldiers meal EVERY chance you can.

Re: Releasing a bobcat [Re: Dbooth] #6772230
02/16/20 09:48 AM
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For the first time I thought it was good, it all depends on the location of the set, the gal drove right up to the set. I like the tote method, the shield method looked good. But I am sure there are guys/ and gal that have no trouble with a live stick. JMO


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Re: Releasing a bobcat [Re: Dbooth] #6772235
02/16/20 09:51 AM
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You did fine....


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Re: Releasing a bobcat [Re: Dbooth] #6772561
02/16/20 03:27 PM
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I have used the board, tote and catch pole had good results with all but not all of us drive our pick up to the set.
I always carry a catch pole on my atv, ever try and carry a board through the woods and brush or even have a tote sticking up to catch all the brush.
I try and to get the leg in if I can but not snug down enough to hold and get release over as fast as possible.
There is always going to be stress on the cat.


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Re: Releasing a bobcat [Re: Dbooth] #6772891
02/16/20 07:51 PM
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Thanks. It was our first time and inly our second yesr of trapping. I would have never guessed i would have wanted to let one go instead of keeping it. I will definetely look into a board, tote, ect. The last thing i would wsnt is for a cat to run off after a release and die

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