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Flagging for Bobcats #7376077
10/10/21 06:44 PM
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Good afternoon everyone. This season coming up will only be my second season trapping and Iím literally restless at night thinking of where to, what to, what if, and what then. Iíve been preparing for November first since August first and it couldnít get here quick enough. I have been fiddling around with making some flagging out of feathers and Iíd like to know what yíall think? I caught three bobcats last January at the same dirt hole set although that was not my intended target I was ecstatic and thatís all I want to catch now! [Linked Image]

Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: Trap828] #7376096
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Looks good to me! I'd set 3 sets at your honey hole. Bobcat doubles do happen!

Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: Dstone1992] #7376102
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Iíve had a trail camera out for about three months or longer and Iíve got pictures of what I believe is at least two maybe three different cats. Ive been counting the days!

Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: Trap828] #7376104
10/10/21 07:18 PM
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Most anything that flutters in a breeze will do. In many ares bird feathers are not allowed. In those situations I would suggest using a piece of cardboard white on one side and brown on the other. When fluttering in a breeze it flashes like a neon sign. [Linked Image]


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Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: Trap828] #7376113
10/10/21 07:25 PM
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X2 bc,
Christmas tinsel also works.

Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: adam m] #7376114
10/10/21 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by adam m
X2 bc,
Christmas tinsel also works.

Yup. Bird ribbon, cdís, old tuna clones work really well.

Those are good looking feathers.



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Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: bctomcat] #7376132
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We are allowed to use feathers here but thatís a great idea if Iím ever running low on feathers. Thanks!

Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: SpottedOwl] #7376135
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Thanks man! I made several but these are the only ones that have turkey feathers. The rest are just made from quail feathers. I almost wonder of some white Malibu feathers might work?

Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: Trap828] #7376139
10/10/21 07:50 PM
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Flaggibg is a great tool and I use it but I think you will pay yourself dividends if you figure out why that location worked so well and replicate it over and over.

Also, cats can be slow to prime up. Targeting them in Jan is a good plan if you ask me


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Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: Leftlane] #7376144
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I got started in mid to late December last year was the main reason for the late catches on the cats but I have no doubt your right.

Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: Trap828] #7376157
10/10/21 08:13 PM
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Old fashion kids pin wheels work wonders---at least on my trial camera line for the last few years......jk


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Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: Trap828] #7376229
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I like ketchen kitties.

Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: grisseldog] #7376241
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The first bobcat I ever caught I was so excited that I took like 6 pictures of it and barely got it in the frame of one photo and it was so blurry it was almost unrecognizable. I had to hurry up and dispatch it because I only had it caught by two toes and was so worried it was going to get away.

Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: Trap828] #7377011
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Few things make a morning as complete as finding a spotted up cat or too!


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Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: Trap828] #7377061
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Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: Leftlane] #7377068
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
Few things make a morning as complete as finding a spotted up cat or too!


This is 100% accurate in my opinion! Iíve yet to double on anything other than coons and opossums but Iím hoping the more I learn that I can change that. I pulled up on this cat in the dark the morning after catching a female here and almost lost my mind!!! I had never gotten buck/strut fever that bad!
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Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: Trap828] #7377075
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VHS ribbon is what I use flashes great with little to no light.

Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: Trap828] #7377082
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Flags are over rated


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: danny clifton] #7377086
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
Flags are over rated


So are truck driver but we get the job done!

Re: Flagging for Bobcats [Re: danny clifton] #7377090
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
Flags are over rated


Glad someone said it!!






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