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7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! #7443570
12/28/21 12:08 PM
12/28/21 12:08 PM
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Southern Nevada
cat_trapper_nv Offline OP
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I am still on cloud nine. Last night I got checked by a warden at my first set, and he must have been one of santas helpers. The next trap had mature pretty tom. I only have out 30 sets, so I spent the rest of my daylight putting in 10 more sets. Then I started checking again. Next area was nothing, but the next had another mature tom that was just as pretty. I was feeling pretty good. Checked my cage and missed a cat. It stepped on the pan and pressed it all the way down, but I didn't have it adjusted right so the pin didn't move enough to drop the door. Hiked in to my next area to check 4 sets and the second to last had a tom slightly bigger than the other two. The next trap over had another tom the same size, just a full belly. I had now tied my single check record of four. I hed to my next spot with 4 more sets. Second trap, another big tom. Next set was empty. While i walked down the wash I noticed bobcat tracks heading down. I told my self they are too old. Nope, another big tom. On my way to the main road, I set some washes in the flats. Get the the first trap and its messed up. Thinking its a kit fox, which is very common in the flats, I walk to my set, follow the chain, and the best tom of the night is hiding in a bush. Big, white belly, and big black spots. I feel like I'm going to wake up from a dream.

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If traps work like the Antis say......I would have no fingers.


Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443571
12/28/21 12:09 PM
12/28/21 12:09 PM
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james bay frontierOnt.
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Nice payday-congrats.


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Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443573
12/28/21 12:13 PM
12/28/21 12:13 PM
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New Hampshire
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Yup….that’s a dream ! Congrats


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Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443574
12/28/21 12:13 PM
12/28/21 12:13 PM
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Montana
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Excellent job


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Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443575
12/28/21 12:14 PM
12/28/21 12:14 PM
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Nebraska
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That is a check I could only dream about!! Congrats!!

Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443577
12/28/21 12:15 PM
12/28/21 12:15 PM
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rogers city mi.
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Congratulations


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Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443578
12/28/21 12:16 PM
12/28/21 12:16 PM
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Posts: 6,780
Coldspring Texas
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Dang good haul right there


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Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443579
12/28/21 12:17 PM
12/28/21 12:17 PM
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Very nice!


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Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443580
12/28/21 12:19 PM
12/28/21 12:19 PM
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Kansas
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Good job 3 is my best day


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Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443581
12/28/21 12:20 PM
12/28/21 12:20 PM
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La.
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La.
Good job!

Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443591
12/28/21 12:34 PM
12/28/21 12:34 PM
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Beaver Bayou MN
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Awesome haul! Nice when it almost all works out on your favor.

What brought all the Tom’s out? Food, females, weather?


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Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443593
12/28/21 12:37 PM
12/28/21 12:37 PM
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Oscoda, Michigan
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Nice catch. You must really know how to pic location. Congratulations

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Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: Mike Kelly] #7443598
12/28/21 12:44 PM
12/28/21 12:44 PM
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Southern Nevada
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Originally Posted by Mike Kelly
Awesome haul! Nice when it almost all works out on your favor.

What brought all the Tom’s out? Food, females, weather?


I had found fresh sign where in the areas I caught 5 of the cats. Cold weather on my first check but nothing in the traps, then it rained for two days and I checked again right as the rain was ending so I didn't expect anything and didn't get anything. The next few days it warmed up a bit but the rain stopped. Those 2 days of rain must have really got the cats antsy because they were definitely moving after. It rained and snowed on me a little bit last night, but we are suppose to have another 2 days of rain/snow starting tomorrow so hopefully that gets them moving on the other half of my line where I only caught one of the cats.


If traps work like the Antis say......I would have no fingers.


Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443622
12/28/21 01:19 PM
12/28/21 01:19 PM
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Oakland, MS
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What a Christmas present!


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Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443630
12/28/21 01:26 PM
12/28/21 01:26 PM
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The Hill Country of Texas
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Does Mark June know about this?

If he does get on here, make sure to tell him you watched a lot of Clint Locklear videos!
grin


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Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443648
12/28/21 01:38 PM
12/28/21 01:38 PM
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Great job, a catch you will always remember.

Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443650
12/28/21 01:40 PM
12/28/21 01:40 PM
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A trap check like that I think I woulda dropped them at home and went to a nearby casino for a heat check! Congrats though, I cannot ever remember seeing a pic of a truck bed filled with cats before.

Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443654
12/28/21 01:45 PM
12/28/21 01:45 PM
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Utah
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That's incredible! and nice cats too. Just curious, how many traps out for a catch like that.

Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: foxhunter52] #7443665
12/28/21 01:58 PM
12/28/21 01:58 PM
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Southern Nevada
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Originally Posted by foxhunter52
That's incredible! and nice cats too. Just curious, how many traps out for a catch like that.


That's what was most shocking. I only had out 30 sets. And I put 3-5 sets at most locations. I did have a few washes I only had 1 or 2 traps out. I just moved to this spot a little over a week ago so I got 20 sets out when I set it, then 10 more the next check. My mid week check is after work so I only have a couple hours before dark so that's when I set. I got 10 more sets out last night before it got dark on a different part of the range from where I caught 6 of the cats. I still have no idea how I got that many with so few areas covered. And all of them being mature Toms. I'm covering about 10 miles right now 4 of them were within a mile of each other. 2 toms at each of two locations, that are a little less than a mile from each other.


If traps work like the Antis say......I would have no fingers.


Re: 7 Bobcats in 1 Check!!!!! [Re: cat_trapper_nv] #7443673
12/28/21 02:03 PM
12/28/21 02:03 PM
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S.W.Oregon
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My best so far is five and I was on cloud nine!


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