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not@home



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PostSubject: What is a big bobcat?   What is a big bobcat? EmptyMon Jan 14, 2019 5:12 pm

For those with a lot of Bobcat trapping experience what is considered a large bobcat? I caught one Friday that measured from tip on the nose to the base of the tail 42"
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PostSubject: Re: What is a big bobcat?   What is a big bobcat? EmptyTue Jan 15, 2019 12:14 am

One on the far right went 46"
The other two are at 43"
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A 50" + cat is a horse of a cat as Eric would classify it!
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WhackMaster



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PostSubject: Re: What is a big bobcat?   What is a big bobcat? EmptyTue Jan 15, 2019 12:47 pm

This one was 49" nose to base of tail and about 15" across the base. Biggest I have ever taken. I am 5'11

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PostSubject: Re: What is a big bobcat?   What is a big bobcat? EmptyTue Jan 15, 2019 3:29 pm

42" is on the small side real big or the top end of big. 26lbs ish. Respectable size either way!
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PostSubject: Re: What is a big bobcat?   What is a big bobcat? EmptyWed Jan 16, 2019 12:30 am

Caught my biggest this year. 46" stretched and 32 lbs.
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PostSubject: Re: What is a big bobcat?   What is a big bobcat? EmptyWed Jan 16, 2019 9:59 am

WhackMaster that is a bomber. 49" is big. 15" seems wide at the base but looks proportionate.
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PostSubject: Re: What is a big bobcat?   What is a big bobcat? EmptyWed Jan 16, 2019 10:30 pm

Great Basin trappers take one of the largest cats and best colored cats in the country. 40 inch plus are common there but are not common in other places, in fact almost unheard of.

A 40 incher or larger is considered a jumbo and commands a top price if other things are there. Large is 36 - 40 inches. Medium is 32 to 36. And small is 32 or less.

In S. NV. the Mohave Desert toms go about 38 or 39 inches tops and females are smaller.

Size DOES matter but color (white) and clear spots and heft are probably more important. A 35 inch female will bring twice as much as a 42 inch off color tom if the color and heft is right.

Lance and Whack: your cats are premo. Top dollar. Very few trappers in all the USA have ever seen a cat like those.

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PostSubject: Re: What is a big bobcat?   What is a big bobcat? EmptyThu Jan 17, 2019 9:54 pm

That white matters. Last year I had a 46 inch tom sell for 200 and a 34 inch female go for 650.

This year, I think I have the perfect intersection of size and color a 42 and a 44 incher with wide white bellies with lots of well defined spots. We shall see...

I also got one that I swear was trapped in Georgia and transplanted to Nevada. Essentially no white on its very narrow belly. Blah...
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PostSubject: Re: What is a big bobcat?   What is a big bobcat? EmptyFri Jan 18, 2019 10:01 am

I totally agree with you guys. Not only the wide white belly but the dark spots that show thru well and the heft or thickness of the coat is important! One of my better days. 2 Toms weighing 36 and 39lbs. Both heavy coats but the bottom one with the better belly and the top one with darker spots showing thru.What is a big bobcat? P2110110
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not@home



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PostSubject: 65 lb Bobcat   What is a big bobcat? EmptyThu Jan 24, 2019 1:46 pm

I was told that last week NDOW caught a Bobcat out in the Stead area thats weight was 65 lbs.................fact or fiction
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PostSubject: Re: What is a big bobcat?   What is a big bobcat? EmptyThu Jan 24, 2019 2:53 pm

My best was 44 inches weighing 30lbs, What is a big bobcat? 103_1107
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PostSubject: Re: What is a big bobcat?   What is a big bobcat? EmptyFri Jan 25, 2019 11:54 am

not@home I would have to call BS on a 65lb Bobcat. Coyotes don't even get that heavy. Maybe a young lion?
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PostSubject: Re: What is a big bobcat?   What is a big bobcat? EmptyThu Jan 31, 2019 7:41 pm

I'm new here mostly here too learn and observe, I live in the east Kentucky actually.
Yall sure got some nice cats out there my best was caught about a mile from my house "as a crow flys" in the bottom of a rimrock canyon on a crossing log. He was 26lbs and would probably stretched maybe 40" but I mount most of my cats that I sell I'm a taxidermist, it's the best money I can get from are cats.
Beautiful cats guys
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PostSubject: Re: What is a big bobcat?   What is a big bobcat? EmptySun Feb 10, 2019 1:52 am

A friend of mine in Alaska sent me a coyote hide from a coyote he shot. It weighed 52 lbs. Biggest one I ever caught while working for govt. as a trapper, I brought in a weighed, and it was 42 lbs.
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