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Author:  Swamp Rat [ 15 Feb 2015, 20:11 ]
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I have stated on here before that if you are using drags and you can't locate your catch on the ground...look up. That held true again today as I checked a blind trail set. It was a #3LS with a long chain and fairly large drag. When I came upon the set and saw it was gone I stopped and listened for the trap chain to be rattling or maybe a bush shaking....but total silence. I started to scan around the area and to my immediate right I see a large bobcat up in a tree staring at me. It never moved nor made any sound. The cat was in one tree and the drag up in another. Once dispatched the cat fell over the chain and was suspended until I could open the trap. I knew it was a good sized cat and once I weighed it I realized it was my heaviest cat yet, it weighed an even 28lbs.

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Author:  wannab [ 15 Feb 2015, 20:37 ]
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Dang nice cat Swamp! We were privately trying to beat you on the cat count, but looks like you have take the lead again. We bow down to you.

I used drags when I was a kid, and lost an animal, and trap, so I swore I would never use them again. I want them right where I placed the trap when I come back!

Author:  NonPCfed [ 15 Feb 2015, 20:49 ]
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WoW!!! That is quite a trophy and a story :--o :D !!

Author:  Mohawk [ 15 Feb 2015, 21:41 ]
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Very nice catch Swamp! Heck of a story too. I like the SPOTS! :lol: not to mention the weight.

Author:  wolf1199 [ 15 Feb 2015, 22:20 ]
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Good story on an interesting catch with a good ending. Bobcats in trees hhmm, maybe time for bobcat boxes in trees guarded by a 220 :) . How many cats is that Larry. Looking forward to your next surprise when checking your line.

Author:  Swamp Rat [ 15 Feb 2015, 22:28 ]
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wolf1199 wrote:
Good story on an interesting catch with a good ending. Bobcats in trees hhmm, maybe time for bobcat boxes in trees guarded by a 220 :) . How many cats is that Larry. Looking forward to your next surprise when checking your line.


Wolf, if my figures are correct that was number 13.

Author:  tjm [ 15 Feb 2015, 23:27 ]
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And chain wrapped around the second tree giving the cat a perch. Great pics.

Author:  doc9013 [ 16 Feb 2015, 09:26 ]
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Nice cat Swamp !!!

Author:  Swamp Rat [ 16 Feb 2015, 11:09 ]
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I stepped it off this morning and the cat was 16' away from me. It appeared closer at the time. :shock:

Author:  WCS [ 16 Feb 2015, 12:37 ]
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Great catch and even better story. Congrats and thanks for sharing with us

Author:  trapperrick [ 16 Feb 2015, 17:01 ]
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That would make me a bit nervous with that big cat looking down on me. :shock:

Congrats on the great catch Swamp!

Author:  doc9013 [ 16 Feb 2015, 19:32 ]
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trapperrick wrote:
That would make me a bit nervous with that big cat looking down on me. :shock:

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this ain't your wife Rick. :roll: :roll: :roll: :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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