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Predators: Feline Versus Canine

 

by Troutski

When it comes to the ‘norm’ for hunters, there is a quartet of creatures that are hunted in the United States. These are considered predators across the country, and although the coyote, fox and raccoon can be somewhat interesting to take on, it’s the bobcat that remains at the top of the hunter’s ‘trophy’ list.

 

In the east, there are many homeowners who have seen the bobcat prowling in the woods, and are always on the lookout in order to protect their most valued winter prey, the whitetail.

 

When looking at the canine versus the feline on this predator’s list, the coyote is referred to as vermin by hunters. That’s basically index.1because they need killing, and hunters want to save the rabbit and the fox because coyote have thinned out the population of both. In fact, when it comes to the red fox, the U.S. has seen a dramatic drop in numbers because of the devastation done by coyotes is less than five years.

 

But the coyote, certainly in the east, is not the most sought-after predator. The bobcat is still considered to be as much a trophy as the whitetail is, and most hunters who are lucky enough to bag and tag one make sure the particular trophy is mounted as soon as possible.

 

This is not your normal feline. In fact, the bobcat is considered to be a magnificent creature. Just think; you’re talking about a predator that owns the perfect motion of a wolf, the muscle tone of a tiger, and a host of stalking tactics that bring down whatever they want whenever they want.

 

The bobcat is also much more clever than the coyote. Whereas a coyote will, 9 times out of 10, appear when the hunter offers a call, the bobcat requires far more time and patience. And their hunting and bedding locations are a challenge to hunters.

 

When it comes to the Eastern Bobcat, hunters have to enter swamps, extremely dense forests and even rock outcroppings in order to be within the bobcat’s territory. Hanging out around water is something the bobcat will do – especially when hungry and not able to find what their mouth is watering for. In other words, the bobcat will eat carrion, but they truly want that meat morsel at all times.

 

Having the sense to hide their kill and plan for the future, the bobcat will cover the remains with leaves after they’re all done with it; that way, if they have downtimes and can’t find food they can always return.

 

Scouting the bobcat is difficult. You are talking about very rugged land; but exploring dry creek beds and the ground surrounding streams will allow you to discover the bobcat’s tracks. One recommendation is to wait for a day of rain and then head to a logging road which are excellent places to find the tracks and see if the bobcat is about. But remember, the bobcat may not return to the location for a while – at least a week or more – so sitting there waiting will usually be a waste of time. This is one creature that covers a grand range that will consist of several miles.

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The true bobcat hunter with the never-say-die attitude, will wait out the bobcat’s eventual return. They will call the spot every chance they get, knowing that the bobcat’s return is inevitable…just unknown. But even though the bobcat will eventually answer the call, the chances are very high that the hunter will never see it. This feline is very good at eyeing the human, not the other way around.

 

Yes, it is a fact that when called the canine predator will come much sooner than the feline (which is a habit you find in the domesticated types of both species, as well).

 

When it comes to the South, the bobcat population is much higher in number, and because of the geography is usually far easier to see, scope and bring down before they have a chance to slink away into the night.

 

Although the daylight bobcat exists they are nocturnal creatures by habit. But when it comes to this feline, they definitely like to keep everyone on their toes by ‘appearing’ whenever they wish.

 

The challenge awaits!

 

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Source: Baret News Wire

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