What is a good size bobcat?
Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:54 AM
Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:54 PM
Here's a photo of the 27.5 pound brute I called and shot towards the end of the 2011-2012 season.
Here's a full body mount I had done of a cat I shot in 2004. One of the prettiest I've ever seen. Weighed in at exactly 24 pounds.
Here's a pretty 18 pounder that I had made into a hat.
Here's one that looked like a horse in the scope. Weighed right at 24 pounds.
Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:36 PM
On the bobcat sizes I have seen over the years the average size of the bobcats seem to be bigger in the more open country. The bobcats in the country with more trees and brush seem to be smaller on the average size.
Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:50 PM
Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:39 PM
Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:09 PM
With that said, I agree with the others, in that many bob cats are likely to be in the low 20+ lb range. However, if the cat is a good colored one, with nice hide, I would think that to be the most important for a mount.
Anyway, here is my old, 30lb bob cat pic. Notice the camo I wore back then? lol
Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:46 AM
I don't weigh every one and the ones we used to get years ago were hardly ever weighed. But I've weighed enough of them and coyotes to have a pretty good idea what they are without weighing them.
A pretty common size for mature adult cats is right about 20 and up to 25lb. At least of the ones I've seen. Cats seem to look larger/heavier than they are. When you skin one out they are usually pretty skinny.
Here's a few nice sized ones that didn't make the 30lb mark...upper 20's.
The one in the left was a big tom, the right was a common size.
Heres a nice tom. About upper 20's
A couple normal sized cat...lower 20's
My buddy with a nice one...upper 20's
And...finally. A 30+. This thing was a toad. My buddy holding it is about 6' tall.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:26 PM
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