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PostSubject: taking care of live bob cats    Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:35 pm

I built three pens for bob cat urine collection. I have 2 cats right now. If there is anyone out there with any experience with wild bob cats, I sure would appreciate any advise. I am going to run out of red meat for them pretty soon. Doing trapping season I had lots. They don't seem to like dried cat food.
The urine collecting is working great. e-m states2@verizon.net
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:27 pm

can you get salvage tags for road kill deer? might be something to check into with your local warden
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:49 pm

Thats probably some very good advice
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:35 am

Contact your local law enforcement agency about the road kill permits. Have the agency give your contact information to the dispatch center so they can call you when ever there is an accident involving a deer or what ever else can be used as food.
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:38 pm

I was always told that if you are collecting urine that you need to feed them meat to get good urine. I have done it through the winter months but think it could get pretty smelly in the warm weather if you don't keep everything clean. It take some work to collect good urine.
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:26 pm

thanks a bunch guys for all your input. it sure does take a lot of work to collect good urine. I have already collected more than I can use, as well as for my trapper friend. the pens ended up costing a lot more than I originally had planned . now I am going to try and sell some to recover some of my cost. I think that a lot of the bobcat urine on the market around here is regular house cat urine. that meat thing has to be important also. my Vietnamese customers won't buy my coyotes for eating if I feed them dog food . our coyotes here are not worth any thing for fur. it is going to take a few days for me to get a reading from the local wardens, but I don't look for that to work out. [img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:37 pm

find anything out ????????
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:43 pm

I called my warden friend, last week end. He didn't return my call, or as of yet. the week end was bad timing. I gave them a pack of hog dogs last night. they were still good, just a little old. that female did not touch hers. the male eats alot better, his was gone this A.M. I didn't feed Jerri all day, the dogs are still there, damn that female.
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:52 pm

have you talked to any local lockers to see if you can get any scraps,can you pick up road kill rabbits ? any chicken farms around, they alway have birds dieing, just picking my brain to see if i can help.
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:08 pm

I have been picking all the road kill I can find. I live outside the city, the city is almost 400 people. not much there.
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:17 pm

I just got a new beaver job yesterday. I bet there are 12 + beaver in this little 1 ac. lake/dam. the dam is totally ruin . their all through it. holes every where. so that will feed them for awhile. they seem to like beaver the best of any thing that I have fed them. deer is high on their list also.
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:08 pm

I wish I could raise 2 or 3
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:59 pm

In most areas you can keep a bobcat, city limits are mostly a no - no . it is a lot easier to keep a female, but this is only two months experience talking. may-be 3 mos., but not alot. the male is easier to feed. this is my second male. they don't pee in the pen. this new beaver job I got has a cat toilet on the dam . I can get another cat there any time I want. If you want one just let let me know. I only use soft catch traps for cats.
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:18 pm

[i]Hey STates,I am new but have had bobcats in pens,if your feeding meat ,feed it about 1 1/2 weeks rthewn feed a cereal type diet or cat food because the kidneys will inflame from high urine toxin and they will die.Yours truly,Larry
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:40 pm

Larry, nice to meet ya. did you have urine pens ?
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:37 pm

[i]Yea had urine pens,that was back in the good old days in the 1970's.Collected urine and sold urine in my trappers supply.This is a nice forum,,my best ,Larry
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:42 am

you may be able to buy old or crippled horses cheap, how about bowfishing for rough fish, just thinking out loud, good luck
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:13 pm

Hey dawatson, sorry I missed your post. that was doing my trapping shut down time, pretty busy. I have learned a bunch about cats in the last 16 months. I was switching them out every month or two or three. because they get harder to handle after they learn how far they can reach out of the pen to get ya. when a new cat gets real hungry it seems almost thankfull when you feed it. after 3 or 4 months of captivity a cat will get real mad then it gets too hungry. BUT the best thing that I have learned is that after 6 to 10 months they will almost eat table scraps . the first couple months are tough. nothing but red meat and fresh fish, and not too heavy on the fish. on the 4th or 5th day of fish they will leave it lay and rot. also the females seem to except captivity a little better. so now I keep females only and the same ones, and they are alot easier to find food for.
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:37 am

States,
Have you considered selling and shipping your urine? I live next door here in New Mexico, and would buy some if available. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: taking care of live bob cats    Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:05 pm

sure would . I have half Gal. containters . 903.473.2039
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