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    Any bobcat trappers out there?

    I am wanting to trap a bobcat in SWI when the season opens up Nov 3rd. I have several pics of a couple on my trail cameras(I included one below). I have never trapped and would like some advice on what type of trap to use, etc.



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    Re: Any bobcat trappers out there?

    Why? What's the point? Are you going to eat it?


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    Re: Any bobcat trappers out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Why? What's the point? Are you going to eat it?
    Wow, that didnt take long. Mainly because they have helped demolish the pheasant population.



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    Re: Any bobcat trappers out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyflier View Post
    Wow, that didnt take long. Mainly because they have helped demolish the pheasant population.
    That and it would look awesome stuffed, standing on my fireplace.



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    Re: Any bobcat trappers out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyflier View Post
    Wow, that didnt take long. Mainly because they have helped demolish the pheasant population.

    Wow... I had no idea Bobcats were demolishing the pheasant population. I always thought it had more to do with farming more ground, climate issues..etc..

    Sarcasm


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    Re: Any bobcat trappers out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyflier View Post
    Wow, that didnt take long. Mainly because they have helped demolish the pheasant population.
    Bobcats demolishing pheasant populations is a myth, studies have shown (mainly from stomach contents from roadkill dissections) that bobcats in a big way prefer to eat rabbits. Search for bobcats in Iowa on the internet to find the research. How is the rabbit population in that area?



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    Re: Any bobcat trappers out there?

    There is other reasons the pheasant population has decreased and it has little to do with bobcats.



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    Re: Any bobcat trappers out there?

    ^^^ Ironic username for thread.



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    Re: Any bobcat trappers out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by killerclone View Post
    Bobcats demolishing pheasant populations is a myth, studies have shown (mainly from stomach contents from roadkill dissections) that bobcats in a big way prefer to eat rabbits. Search for bobcats in Iowa on the internet to find the research. How is the rabbit population in that area?
    Notice, I said "helped demolish", I realize there are other factors as well. I am not wanting to get into this argument. I just want tips on trapping one.



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    Re: Any bobcat trappers out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyflier View Post
    Notice, I said "helped demolish", I realize there are other factors as well. I am not wanting to get into this argument. I just want tips on trapping one.


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    Re: Any bobcat trappers out there?

    Another reason this makes no sense is bobcats live in timber and heavily wooded areas, just like your picture shows. I doubt you see many or hunt pheasants in that timber habitat anyway. Not a lot of overlap between bobcat and pheasant habitat as pheasants prefer grasslands, idle fields, wetlands, croplands, haylands, and shrublands and bobcats aren't present in these areas.


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    Re: Any bobcat trappers out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by killerclone View Post
    Another reason this makes no sense is bobcats live in timber and heavily wooded areas, just like your picture shows. I doubt you see many or hunt pheasants in that timber habitat anyway. Not a lot of overlap between bobcat and pheasant habitat as pheasants prefer grasslands, idle fields, wetlands, croplands, haylands, and shrublands and bobcats are present in these areas.
    Some people just want to kill things, there's no rhyme or reason to it.


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    Re: Any bobcat trappers out there?

    You should probably contact some of the hunters/trappers in the area because you are only suppose to be able to trap or hunt one bobcat a season with a fur harvestor's license. Notice I said hunt so you don't need to go through the trouble of trapping if you like



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    Re: Any bobcat trappers out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Some people just want to kill things, there's no rhyme or reason to it.
    Some people, Bruce Wayne, just wanna see the world burn.




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    Re: Any bobcat trappers out there?

    I have no info about bobcats, but I can tell you a lot about Cougars..............Hiyo!!


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