Posted 11 November 2005 - 01:28 AM
smallblockfuelie - Yeah definitely! It was an exceptional cat with lots of black spots on the sides and probably weighed in excess of 30 pounds. Going to give him a rest for a while since I played with him for a while by changing sounds and going up and down on the volume. A very good cat sound is the meadowlark distress which I will use next time since I didn't play that tune for the kitty. Just hope a coyote doesn't show and mess up the set. Sure wish I would have known at the time that the landowner didn't care about cat killing. I have had a few ranchers flat out tell me not to shoot bobcats which is why the big kitty got a free pass. Have to admit though, it was pretty neat watching the cat for several minutes and not worrying about shooting. It is interesting the way they don't spook from human scent.......the cat walked across my trail several times and never gave any indication of fear or caution. I have killed bunches of bobcats that came from straight downwind. I can only think of two in 40 years of calling that actually circled to downwind and left just like a coyote. I don't get as "nervous" when I see a cat coming because I consider them to be pretty dumb compared to a coyote, fox, or coon. The one thing a cat really has in its' favor is being very sneaky and stealthy. When using a mouth call, I have had several nearly in my lap before seeing them. The e-callers make seeing cats so much easier because they expose themselves so much better to the hunter.