how to kill a bobcat
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newgirl

Sheridan, AR

#1 Jan 27, 2010
I believe I have a bobcat killing my chickens at night. Anyone have any tips on how to kill it without having to sit outside and wait for it to return?
Archon

Huntington Park, CA

#2 Jan 27, 2010
Well, try to keep a sharp ear out. The chickens will let you know when something that shouldn't be is in the coop. ....and that's why God gave us shotguns...
newgirl

Sheridan, AR

#3 Jan 27, 2010
Well, they haven't been making any noise, and the traps haven't worked, and like I said I don't want to stay up all night with a shotgun. So, if you don't really have any good advice, don't comment. I didn't start this topic to get anyone riled up, I just want to kill whatever is eating my chickens. Thank you!
guest

United States

#4 Jan 27, 2010
what kind of traps are you setting...if you have a bobcat, you can catch it by either digging a big hole and burying a chicken with just a leg sticking out with the trap bedded solid, covered with clean dirt, and set slightly off to one side of the exposed leg about 6-8 inches from it. Be sure to put it against the side of the building or put a large block of wood behind the leg or something. Another good set for bobcats is to hang a wing or a couple wing feathers from a tree branch with some fishing string and set a trap or two under the hanging wings. Bobcats don't smell especially well so you need to have something visual to attract them. You need to use a fairly large trap due to the large size of their feet. Good luck with your cat.
duh

Quitman, AR

#5 Jan 27, 2010
with a gun
daisybell

Sheridan, AR

#6 Jan 27, 2010
Live cage traps work really well for bobcats. Put a piece of raw meat at the end of the trap and that should do it. Camo it with grass leaves and sticks on top and sides of it.
hunter

Quitman, AR

#7 Jan 27, 2010
Daisybell is right!
ole timer

Poplar Bluff, MO

#8 Jan 27, 2010
It could be an owl. Had one killing mine liked to never figgered out what it was.
Archon

Huntington Park, CA

#9 Jan 28, 2010
newgirl wrote:
Well, they haven't been making any noise, and the traps haven't worked, and like I said I don't want to stay up all night with a shotgun. So, if you don't really have any good advice, don't comment. I didn't start this topic to get anyone riled up, I just want to kill whatever is eating my chickens. Thank you!
Well, ya do what ya gotta do. I wasn't trying to be a smartass, I was telling you how I solved a similar problem (it was a racoon). So lose some sleep or save your chickens: your choice.
Archon

Huntington Park, CA

#10 Jan 28, 2010
Hey, here's a thought for ya. Do you have any adolescent or teenage boys living nearby? I know when I was a kid I welcomed the chance to use my .22 for shooting something other than cans and bottles. If they shoot it, maybe you could have it mounted as a trophy for them, or skin it out, etc., as a reward......
guest

Doniphan, MO

#11 Jan 29, 2010
gopher bait
Rocker

United States

#12 Jan 29, 2010
I don't know about trapping that thing......Have you ever seen a ticked-off bobcat?
Cat Killer

Rancho Mirage, CA

#13 Feb 4, 2011
Hi, I have been having the same problem. I put a baby monitor out in my enclosure and keept it by the bed. Last night I herd a baby bird yelp, the bobcat was diggin under the gate and malled it. When I was walking out the bobcat was slinking away, I had my Ruger Mini 14 with a 20 round clip and emptied it into the SOB. GOT HIM! Now I am a animal love and have trapped the same cat through animal control twice, they would relocate him and he'd keep comming back. That cat killed almost 20 of my birds this time and over a hundered total. Tree huggers may say this is their domain, sorry, I live here now, this is my domain. I tried the nice way but after loosing my favorite rooster I took matters into my own hands. Anyway, try the baby monitor and leave your 12 gage loaded by the bed with 00 buck and plaster that cat!
Redneck

Tucson, AZ

#14 Jul 10, 2011
We had a large male bobcat terrorizing our smaller dogs and tearing up my grandparents plant nursery where I live in the guest house with my mother, I am only 13, as soon as my grandparents went out of town I grabbed my Neopolitan Mastiff, a springfield M1A and went hunting, my dog Hooch killed him after only 10 minutes of hunting on the 60 acre nursurey. The next night we went again to make sure there weren't more, we came across mama and her cubs. I didn't want to shoot her but I was forced to, ten rounds in three seconds, the problem was solved. I still went out every night for 15 days and ended up killing 21 adult cats. That is my solution, get a dog if you want to sleep, a neopolitan mastiff will kill anything, trust me. I have had 2.
Bull chips

Doniphan, MO

#15 Jul 11, 2011
Redneck wrote:
We had a large male bobcat terrorizing our smaller dogs and tearing up my grandparents plant nursery where I live in the guest house with my mother, I am only 13, as soon as my grandparents went out of town I grabbed my Neopolitan Mastiff, a springfield M1A and went hunting, my dog Hooch killed him after only 10 minutes of hunting on the 60 acre nursurey. The next night we went again to make sure there weren't more, we came across mama and her cubs. I didn't want to shoot her but I was forced to, ten rounds in three seconds, the problem was solved. I still went out every night for 15 days and ended up killing 21 adult cats. That is my solution, get a dog if you want to sleep, a neopolitan mastiff will kill anything, trust me. I have had 2.
I think this is BullChips to the neck.. full of it to your eyeballs 15 days and 21 adult bobcats.. yeah right .. your momma would wash your mouth out with soap for lying don't ya know.. stretch that story a bit more.. it would take more than ten minutes to even get out into the fields little only find a bobcat and have a dog kill it... haah!!
I say BULLCHIPS !!!
Cat

Quitman, AR

#16 Jul 11, 2011
I had the same problem and it was an owl causing the problem, no noise. The dogs didn't even bark. Whatever it is kill it and stuff it in the gamewardens mailbox...
Redneck

Tucson, AZ

#17 Jul 11, 2011
Bull chips wrote:
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I think this is BullChips to the neck.. full of it to your eyeballs 15 days and 21 adult bobcats.. yeah right .. your momma would wash your mouth out with soap for lying don't ya know.. stretch that story a bit more.. it would take more than ten minutes to even get out into the fields little only find a bobcat and have a dog kill it... haah!!
I say BULLCHIPS !!!
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I know it sounds to good to be true, everyone asks me if I'm lying but I'm not, trust me. Forgot to mention I live right in the middle of the place. They would practiclay walk right through my yard. But belive what you want, we do live in a free country.
Thompson a1m1

United States

#18 Dec 10, 2012
Bullchips dont
Joe

Doniphan, MO

#19 Dec 10, 2012
I would be moe than willing to come out and look over your problem, but I do not want to but my info on here. I have trapped for years and caught 100's of cats and 1000's of raccoons. You could have a bobcat problem but alot of the times with chickens it will be a raccoon or owl. I have had owls enter my coup through at 16x16 door and get my chickens. I finally put wire over the front half of the pen. I am retired so I have alot of time and I only work for a thank you.
Fox

Bee Branch, AR

#20 Dec 10, 2012
Probably a fox, not a bobcat

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