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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Bobcat and Fox

Hey guys 2nd year trapper here. I learned a lot buy catching very little last year. Had a cat step on my pan after an inch of snow that froze overnight. Kind of a tough luck type of thing buy I live and learn.

with that being said, I have a cat on trail cam, same area as last year. I really want to build a cubby set early and let the cat somewhat get used to seeing it on its hunting route..

how early is too early to build it? and when would you sugest I start pre-baiting.. I intend on keeping my deer carcass from this coming season in my deep freezer to throw in it.

all advice is appreciated

Chris

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 04:38 PM
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Re: Bobcat and Fox

I never trapped bobcats so I don't know about using cubbies for that specie.
As a kid I did trap a lot of skunks employing cubby sets.
Anytime I was afield, hunting ground hogs, hiking, hunting doves or helping with farm work I kept an eye on my cubbies and kept them in good repair anytime of year.
I suspect it wouldn't be any different with a cat cubby.

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Re: Bobcat and Fox

cats are dumb. you dont need to pre-bait as the "new" cubby wont spook them. But it sure wont hurt by any means. Keep your bait so its not visible from the air and good luck.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 11:21 PM
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Re: Bobcat and Fox

So build one and try it... What do you have to loose.

Someone said cats are dumb... I don't know about dumb but if they are around they aren't the most difficult to attract.

I catch more cats in big flashy holes than any other set. I am by no means a cat trapper but I can verify that the flashier the better.... at least for the areas I trap in.
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