What is the best bait to catch a bobcat?
Bobcats are carnivores, so meat and fish will be the most successful bait that you can use in your trap. Food that has a strong smell is most likely to prove irresistible to a bobcat, so sardines and mackerel are popular as bait, as are hot dogs or any other spiced meat.
The felines prefer thick stuff that offers food and is conducive to their stalking habits. Bobcats will be drawn to clear-cut areas that provide thick cover and food. They will eat carrion if they must, but prefer to catch live food.
Pure Bobcat Urine used by Trapper's to eliminate fear and to attract other bobcats. Fox, Coyote, Raccoon, Bobcat and most other canines are all attracted to bobcat Urine. Deer and predator hunter's also use as a strong cover scent.
Coil-spring foothold traps, longspring foothold traps, and cage traps are recommended for catching bobcats. Powered cable devices can be used if they are set to catch the bobcat by the foot. Bobcats can be trapped using many of the same sets that are used for foxes and coyotes.
Bobcats mostly eat rabbits and hares. They may also eat rodents, such as squirrels and mice, or hunt small deer, snakes, lizards and domestic animals, such as dogs, cats, sheep, goats and poultry.
You want to be at your hunting area when the sun rises, and the best hunting will continue until 10 o'clock in the morning or so. Up in the day, bobcats generally settle down and hole up somewhere. But they'll be active again at dusk and into the night."
Bobcats can be active day or night but tend to exhibit crepuscular (dawn and dusk) activity. Their activity peaks three hours before sunset until midnight and again between one hour before and four hours after sunrise. They remain active year round and do not hibernate.
The Bobcat is a solitary and nocturnal animal that is most active in the darkness of night, tending to hunt most during dawn and dusk. During the day, Bobcats sleep and rest in dens in the form of a rock crevice or hollow tree with one individual having a number of dens within its home range.
Corn is a universal grain and we are blessed to be able to grow, enjoy, and utilize this wonderful plant. Everything likes corn: deer, mice, squirrels, raccoons, and a host of predators that feed on these critters, including fox, bobcat, coyotes, maybe even a weasel or two.
If you want strictly bobcats, use bobcat urine. It's more attractive to bobcats than the urine of other species. But if you're like most of us, you want to catch whatever's there — except possibly skunks and opossums. In that case, I believe the best choice is red fox urine.
How much is a bobcat pelt worth?
These bobcats, from Canada and parts of the Lower 48 outside of the top Western sections, may continue to bring averages of $60-90. However, any weakness in the market could send these prices down to the $30-50 range. Nobody seems interested in Red Fox or Greys. They'll probably fetch around $10 on average.
BOBCAT TRAP FEATURES: Large heavy duty trap for catching small to medium sized bobcat and other animals. It measures 16" tall by 16" wide by 48" long.