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What Is the Best Way to Call in a Bobcat an What Call to Use an How Long to Call For?

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    1. MIKE L
      July 6th, 2010 at 00:10 | #1

      Cats come in slow. You will have to be set up for at least 30 minutes before thinking about moving to another location. Rodent calls, distressed bird, even gray fox pups tapes have worked in my area of Virginia. Use camo to hide yourself, or hide behind something at night if thats when you go. Red lense cover on your light and be ready to shoot when you shine.

    2. ¡Superdork!©
      July 6th, 2010 at 00:10 | #2

      "Here kitty"

    3. esugrad97
      July 6th, 2010 at 00:10 | #3

      Use a varmint call, such as a dying rabbit. The only one I ever shot just walked in, wasn’t even called, so I don’t really know how long to call for.

    4. H
      July 6th, 2010 at 00:10 | #4

      If legal in your State try an electronic injured rabbit or distressed chick call. Try for half hour, relocate and try again alternating the calls.

      Good luck.


    5. BIG SON
      July 6th, 2010 at 00:10 | #5

      Rabbit , Mouse , turkey song bird in distress- find there home range or dean and call alot with rabbit or mouse song bird, a little less with turkey call I wouldn’t settle with just one call use all three even hunting use one call in place then move use another and so on .
      A good snow on the ground would be a good time to go during the day to use a light about any time.

    6. bigmikeh53
      July 6th, 2010 at 00:10 | #6

      go to primos web site and look there the yhave the best calls

    7. John K
      July 6th, 2010 at 00:10 | #7

      The best call I have used for bobcat in New Mexico is a tape of a baby woodpecker. Seems the cats like birds more than a stinky old wabbit. Cats actually do not like fur (ref: hairballs) and woul prefer the taste of a bird.
      They are funny critters to call. sometimes they come running in right away , others come in very very slowly.
      Some will come in so far and then sit and watch the area to see if anything else is after the meal.
      One thing that helps is to listen for birds, especially crows that might spot the cat. They will raise a stink for sure, alerting you as to which way the cat is coming in from. Be patient and don’t move at all but position yourself and your weapon so that you are ready to shoot in that direction`

    8. D58
      July 6th, 2010 at 00:10 | #8

      First off check your state for Bobcat season and see if it is over or even exists, for some states have the Bobcat listed as a protected species and illegal to hunt or trap, where your at might be one of them.

      You hunt them the very same way you hunt coyotes.
      The only 2 major differences in bobcat as apposed to coyotes is.
      1= Bobcats usually 95% of the time come in very slow.
      For coyotes I call for 15 to 20 minutes if I done see one I move to another calling sight.
      Where as bobcats I call for 45 to 60 minutes before I move to another calling sight.
      Bobcats stalk the caller, he does not move fast and you wont a decoy set up to help you out.
      You cant believe how slow he will come in, and you must give him time to get to you.
      I have called as many as 6 bobcats in on one set up.
      2= Bobcats relies on his eyes and ears more then his nose, he will come up wind, down wind, cross wind it don’t matter to him.

      The calls I use most of the time is the baby cotton tail rabbit in distress, it sounds like a nest of baby rabbits all at once, the other calls I use are ( adult ) cotton tail distress or piglet in distress for areas with high population of feral hogs.
      Bird and rodent calls will work but in my opinion last option when I am calling.

      Bobcats spend 95% of their time living and hunting in the thick brush, I prefer to hunt bobcats in dense cover with large brush piles.
      If I find a place where some one used a bull dozer to pile up trees and brush in to piles the size of a large truck or camping trailer (large brush piles) at the edge of good cover, I hunt it hard.
      I also like to hunt around old abandoned houses and out buildings that are falling down on them selves, for bobcat will make their dens underneath these old dilapidated structures.

      The name of this game is “Patients”

      My all time favorite decoy is 3 large turkey wing feathers tied to monofilament, suspended above grass, ground what ever you terrain is
      Attach it so it moves freely in the slightest of breeze and watch it dance.
      I attach to fences between, not to the past, overhanging limbs or what ever will not obstruct free movement of the dancing feathers.
      If you live where there is a good population of Eagles or Hawks take spare feathers and string.
      For it’s been my experience they cant Resist the dancing feathers either.

      100% camouflage face net, gloves and body for close up bobcats or coyotes.

      If the bobcat is watching the decoy, he’s not watching you, that my reason for the decoy.
      Link attached that may help.…...

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