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That is my goal this year. I've seen some tracks the past few seasons and bought a tag and dedicated some sets for cats with no luck last year. I am going at it again this season with renewed vigor after seeing a cat from my stand the other day. I've got an idea where he was coming from and where he was going, so I'll start there. I've been searching the archives for old "bobcat advice" topics for tips and thanks to those of you that have shared knowledge and experience.
 

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Start your sets off with something that can catch their eye, since they hunt by sight. Such as a feather or cd hanging from a string to catch their eye. The cats I have caught seemed to like the sets that had a large dirt holes or cubbie. Hope you catch one!
Unless it's a fake feather, you cannot used an exposed feather. The PGC states that it is illegal to use any natural or non-living bait that is visible from the air. Yet they will allow littering with the use of CD's, Christmas tinsel, pie pans, etc......

Best of luck this season!
 

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Unless it's a fake feather, you cannot used an exposed feather. The PGC states that it is illegal to use any natural or non-living bait that is visible from the air.

You really can't even use a fake feather.
The law says no animal parts nor their facsimiles may be used to entice our furry friends, and fake feathers are the facsimiles of plumage
 

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Caught 5 since the 1st of the month. Beaver tail oil on a rock or a projection set. Dirt holes work well too. Close to the cover for cats. Skunk smell does not hurt either. Good luck.
 

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Set where you have seen cats or cat sign. If they come across your set, they will work it. Nothing special required. I've caught them in dirtholes, flat sets, blind sets, log crossing, and cubbies. I've caught them in open woods, boulder fields, creek bottoms, tractor lanes, brier thickets... They use all different habitat types.
 
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