I shot one with a .357 mag revolver, one with a .270 and the other with a .22 right in the ear. I could care less about the fur as they are hard on the game bird population here.markIVbigblock said:what do u shoot them w/ a varmint round? or would a .270 work nicely?
That's pretty good. The bobcat may be little more than an overgrown housecat on steroids but don't forget that it's a WILD cat and could kick your ass if it wanted to.luv2safari said:All cats are tough. I'd use a 223 and nothing smaller for a bit of insurance. We should respect the animals we kill and make good clean kills.
A friend of mine used to hunt 'yotes in the winter to supplement his income. He was calling one night in the snow with a bed sheet covering him, backed up against a big greaswood bush. A small bobcat had snuck up behind the bush and pounced on the distressed rabbit (my buddy). :shock: :shock:
He said he didn't know who was the more surprised. :lol: The cat left a yellow trail in the snow, and my friend used snow to clean his drawers. It was a good thing that he was wearing a thick parka and hood... :wink:
I camera hunt in the off-season. I put a sidearm on my hip for "insurance", put the longest lens I can on my camera, and head off into the wilderness. We don't have many bobcats in these parts (either that, or they're just REALLY reclusive). I would do almost anything to get a good picture of a bobcat in the wild. I probably wouldn't shoot one even if I had the chance. When I hunt, I like to be able to eat what I shoot (though I would take out a coyote in a heartbeat). I would just like to watch the bobcat in its natural environment.Clayslayer said:Speaking of camera's anyone here ever go "camera hunting"?