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Old Apr 25th 2009, 02:21 PM   #16
  Apr 2009
  Eldorado, TX
Looks like it is a pretty good sized bobcat. Havent killed him yet but did find a track quarter mile from the pens today at a water hole. I'm trying to find a couple of bantam roosters for the big live traps, I talked to old timer today that said that was the best bait to catch a bobcat in a trap.


On the double wire electric how would you set it so the animal would hit both wires at the same time with out going over or under?

She seems to be doing fine. Luckily she is probably the calmest bottle baby we have and can go over her with a fine tooth comb, which my wife has done 3 times today so far.


Would you pick all the punture wound scabs in a few days? Drain them, clean em, then put antibiotic cream in? We've packed all the wounds with antibiotic cream several times so far and are trying to keep it in there.

Its been a hell of a time around here, we've still got turkey hunters coming and going, fawns coming soon, it seems like something like this always happens at the busiest times. Thanks for all the suggestions and help.
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Old Apr 25th 2009, 02:55 PM   #17
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  Apr 2009

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Definatetly feel for heat on the leg...Pick the deepest one and check it if it looks good maybe your ok its hard to tell without seeing

Maybe just lift one side and see in infection/puss comes out but leave as much of the scab as you can, but I would stay on top of it.
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Old Apr 25th 2009, 04:59 PM   #18
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  Apr 2009
  West Salem, Ohio

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you would have to put it above or below the hot wire mabe space just 6" apart not sure of best way but there are several ways of doing this, you can also attch ground to your fence and if your hot wire is 6"-10" out from fence most likely he will get hit
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Old Apr 25th 2009, 06:42 PM   #19
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
Leg traps work well. The best way to set one for cats is to take 3 traps and place them in a triangle about 12" from each other. Try to position the trap area close to a game trail. Take a piece of string, tie it to an overhanging limb, and tie a couple of white feathers to it hanging about 24" off the ground in the center of the triangle of traps. Cats cannot resist the feathers twirling in the wind. After setting the traps, cover them with very loose dirt to conceal them from the cat's view. Be sure to wear rubber boots and latex gloves to prevent leaving any of your scent on the traps or feathers, etc. In a day or two, if there is a cat in the area, then you will find it in the trap(s). Remember, leg traps are indiscremenant devices and dogs or pigs or any other animals in the area may fall victim to them. When you go to check the trap, be sure you ALWAYS have a rifle or shotgun. A cat in a trap will attack you if he panics and pulls loose from the bindings. Oh yea...........don't use the leg traps with those PETA approved rubber coated jaws. Use the ones with serated teeth to get a good hold on whatever you catch.
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Old Apr 28th 2009, 12:41 PM   #20
  Apr 2009
Liveoak, From what you have said it most likely was a Bobcat. Lucky it wasn't able to get ahold of the neck. Try putting a 2ft mesh wire apron around your pens and tie the apron to the mesh wire fence and attach the ground to the apron that way you don't have to rely on mosture for the elect to work.
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