Paul Jones· Registered
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Hey guys I killed a bobcat this afternoon. I'm new to predator hunting, but I can tell that its very addictive. Actually I think I'm already hooked. Another hobby or obsession is just what I need. :smack: I've taken several bobcats over the years, but this was the first one I've called up. Well actually its the second one I've called in but I missed the other one just a couple of days ago. This afternoon I sat up between two thickets that were about 75 yards apart. I sat up here because I had saw some bobcats earlier in the year while bowhunting and it was open enough between the thickets to see a little ways. I slipped in and sat my caller and decoy out, and then I waited about 5 minutes before I started the first calling sequence. Well about 45 seconds in I saw a bobcat slipping through the edge of the south thicket. He stopped, spotted the decoy, and then charged in toward the decoy at a fast run. I had the decoy about 40 yards from my position and I shot the bobcat when he was about 10 yards from the decoy. He dropped in his tracks, but then quickly got to his feet and my follow up shot put him down. Or so I thought. I let things calm down and then continued calling as it was to late to move. I went to retrieve my bobcat about 20 minutes later and found that he was still alive. I hated to, but I had to give him another round. His pelt isn't in too good shape now, but atleast there's one less bobcat in the woods. I'm definetly not happy with my bullet selection so I'd like to hear what yalls recommendations would be. I'm hunting with a .223. I had a blast this afternoon and I can't wait to go back. Here's a couple of pics. Sorry for the long post, but this is my first predator while actually hunting for them.