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"My First Bobcat tis my Holiday Season"

Now, what are the odds of this ever happening?!?

Tis the Season for my Holidays

This certainly has been a heck of a trapping season for me. 2 career first catches for me!

#1 First catch... I caught my first Red Fox on Thanksgiving Day in 2010.

#2 First catch... I just caught my first PA. Bobcat on New Year's Day 2011.
Story doesn't end there.

Headed up the favorite spot this morning to check my 4 sets I had out, 2 for Cats and 2 for Fox.

Decided I wanted to do some X-Bow hunting for Deer too at the same time, so as I headed out on the line I Still Hunted my way with the X-Bow, checking traps along the way.
A little different routine than usual.

Finally arrived to my 3rd set and had nothing to show. Decided to take a little break and sit on post in my Uncle's favorite stand for a few hours which was only 30 yards away. Sitting there I was listening to a couple Hounds taking chase on some type of critter off in the distant. Some hunters were getting some action I was thinking!

After seeing nothing as far as deer was concerned, I still had the thoughts embedded in my head that I must get to this final set and soon.
Off I go, when I arrived to the ledges I casually climbed up and stuck my head over the rocks to view the set. WOW.. There she was and literally scared the crap outta me too as I never expected to be up close and personal with a Bobcat!

After the Heart Rate dropped back down to normal, I started taking photos and making phone calls all at the same time.
Soon reality set in and I properly dispatched her and collected my Harvest, feeling proud with the feeling of great accomplishment every minute I was there!

Here's another kicker that I realized after I filled out my Bobcat Harvest Tag.

This is my very First Bobcat. Taken on 1/1/11. At precisely 1:00 pm was my dispatch time.
Was this also the First Bobcat harvested in PA. for 2011?

Just something that would always be in my Memories!



15 lb. female taken with a #3 Bridger.

Gotta give a special Thanks to the guy "Bobcat", James was a special Trapping mentor for me, Learned me a lot!

Another Thanks to Morgan Lures. Bill, your lures hit the spot!

Now off to the Taxidermists again, This is getting expensive!

ENJOY my couple Photos!













Here's a very short video of how nasty these cats really are.



Thanks for Lookin'
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Nice cat and cool video, congrats!

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way to go! congrats
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Very nice Congrats
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Awesome story and great video, brings back memories of trapping lynx in Alaska.

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Great job mike! i knew you would get one up there at camp super secret.

you don't need to thank me, you did all that on you own. all i do is bug you about getting traps out. you know, i don't want to see you get lazy.
nice pics too.

Now your diggin' where the 'tators are!
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Good job...
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awesome,,,, great pics

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Glad you and the cat like my lure

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