I talked with the young lady from the F&W Service tracking this cat at my gate the other day. She is from Michigan and said she will be here for 6 months. She said they released it about 12 miles from here. Wish they would release some trophy bucks.:D:D
Thanks guys. They said it seems to be spending most of its time now about 3/4 mile south of me along a grown up creek bottom. I will ask more questions if I see her again. My place is covered with rabbits, so that's probably why its coming around.
The cat ain't likely to get any turkeys here now that the Switchgrass and Big Blue have bolted. The birds seem shocked when they see where they nested early this spring!:eek:
Cool pic of the bobcat! We have a good number of bobcats here in Pa. I've seen a number of them over the years. One thing I know they are hell on - MICE. I've seen lots of snow evidence of their mouse kills and we currently have one regularly mousing around some firewood piles at my camp. Cats are no big problem to game critters here. Coyotes, now - choose your weapon !!! If you ever have a chance to watch ( undetected ) a bobcat hunt, enjoy the show. Really cool animal.
Sometimes they make dummy collars that look like the original just without the expensive guts, you can probably get your hands on one of those. I had a hen pintail that I mounted for a customer, it had a small "backpack" transmitter. He got a dummy one from USFWS when he talked to them after he shot the bird.