Is this a Bobcat?

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Hoosier Sasquatch, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. rlb165

    rlb165 12 pointer

    Dec 10, 2001
    Cool video Hoosier Sasquatch.
    My son sent me a iPhone video he took of a bobcat catching a songbird back in November. It lunged several feet and got the bird before it could take off. Seeing that, I can see how a young turkey would be easy pickings for a bobcat.
    Here’s a grainy screenshot from the video. If you use your imagination, you can tell it’s a bobcat with a bird in its mouth.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2021
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  2. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

    Jan 25, 2006
    The Occupied South
    They are no doubt very efficient little killers, but I like them just the same and will never shoot one.
    I don't see them being much of a factor in Turkey populations as their low numbers. Now if you throw in a million Coons.....
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  3. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    A friend of mine saw a mother an 2 kittens while deer hunting at our farm
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  4. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

    Jun 28, 2012
    That’s awesome. Only seen two in my life and both were from the road while driving. Have never seen one in the wild and grew up in an area that was known to have a few. Also, my dad and brother have each saw bobcats in the last few years where we hunt. I’ve ran 3 cameras and another guy ran 1 this year and we’ve never had a pic.
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  5. William Hayes4

    William Hayes4 Fawn

    Oct 13, 2017
    Trail is too long for bob
  6. William Hayes4

    William Hayes4 Fawn

    Oct 13, 2017
    Trail is too long for bob, house cat.
  7. Semp

    Semp 10 pointer

    Feb 4, 2008
    Looks like a honey hole to me. You got bait out?
  8. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

    Oct 18, 2005
    I’ve seen bobcats on long trails same as short trails. I’ve even seen them get off a trail and walk. Saw one slipping through heavy brush once. No trail in sight.
  9. Hoosier Sasquatch

    Hoosier Sasquatch 6 pointer

    Sep 11, 2017
    Madison, Indiana
    Not at the time of this video. Just got really lucky. Full disclosure, It was mid/late rut, I was fat and tired and needed to put out the camera, and I thought, "I'll put this out on this rub line and see if I can catch what is coming over the hill." The path is between a stock pond and a dump, so it sort of funnels the deer. Since then I put out two eggs just to see what would happen, and something got them but my batteries were low. I also hung a chunk of ham out by a string where I figured only a cat could leap at it. Danged if there wasn't big kitty tracks in the snow all underneath it, but no pics! I'm still trying.
  10. Hoosier Sasquatch

    Hoosier Sasquatch 6 pointer

    Sep 11, 2017
    Madison, Indiana
    Thanks for all the responses. I'm trying to bait the kitty in, since I have seen pretty obvious tracks and I think he must be local. I'm clueless; would a fishy smelling grub like cat food be best, or something bloody? The cat would be lucky to beat any coons but maybe I could at least get him/her sniffing about.
  11. Brody

    Brody 8 pointer

    Apr 7, 2019
    No place like home
  12. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

    Nov 17, 2007
    There is a house cat at 42 sec then a bob cat at 1:12

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