My first bobcat

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My first bobcat

Postby Thundermtn » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:45 am

Hey everyone, I'm new here and wanted to post one up and say hello.

This is from a year or two ago but is from my favorite hunt with my Hawken, and maybe the most exciting hunt of any kind I've ever been on.

Not the biggest bobcat ever but a really good one for my area, right at thirty pounds. I'm pretty tall and when I carried him out of the woods over my shoulder, his back feet where even with my ear and his front feet were nearly touching the back of my knee.

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Re: My first bobcat

Postby Oklahoma Leatherman » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:22 am

Welcome aboard Thundermtn. Great looking cat and rifle! That is also a very nice possible bag you have on there. I'd love to see some close up's of it. Welcome to the campfire.
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Re: My first bobcat

Postby hawgslayer » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:26 pm

:applaud:

Nice cat in my book their partner. You going to have it mounted? What cal is your Hawken :?:

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Re: My first bobcat

Postby Thundermtn » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:17 pm

Thanks guys.

I'll try to get some pics posted of the possibles bag. My buddies dad made us all one for X-mas years back and I love the thing, not too fancy but is laid out perfect. Nothing falls out ever, even running, and I can load fast out of it without looking. This cat proved it to me, I had to chase him for a few hours. By the time I was done with him the little draw we were in had enough smoke it the air that it looked like a trad shoot. Hands down the most exciting hunt I was ever on. I Got the cat mounted and he turned out really nice I'll try to get some pics of him also. If anybody around NW MO ever gets a cat they want mounted I know the guy for it.

The Hawken was my first real rifle. My high school wood shop built it as a raffle item for a fund raiser back in '95. Hard to image nowdays that they used to build guns at school:) It's a .54 and I can standing freehand 5 shots onto a 8" paper plate at 100 yard no sweat with round balls and 93 grains of RS select. It's heavy enough that it just sits there, makes it easier to hold steady than a bunch of my other guns. Not bad for spending a whopping $5 on tickets.
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Re: My first bobcat

Postby Thundermtn » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:38 pm

Here's what he looks like now, the dogs growled when I brought it inside, got some funny looks going down the interstate with it riding shotgun too.

Possibles bag is done with most of my loading tools at chest or vertical muzzle height. Makes it super fast with my powder horn having a 90 grain snout on it. The caper through the d-loop is a must for those late season days when picking a single cap and gettin it in the right spot quick ain't happening with fingers. The long lanyard acts like an auto-reel keeping it tight to my chest and out of the way until I need it then it, a quick pull and it can come out in a hurry.
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Re: My first bobcat

Postby Patocazador » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:47 pm

That's a real nice mount. Most folks want one with the mouth open snarling at you. They always look phony to me. I like yours much better.
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Re: My first bobcat

Postby KsBow » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:16 pm

Nice cat and a really well done mount. I have a shoulder mount of a bear and he's not open mouth and snarly, 99 percent of the time Predators keep their mouth closed.
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Re: My first bobcat

Postby Oklahoma Leatherman » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:01 am

That mount turned out great! Thanks for showing off the cat and your possibles bag. Looks like that bag has and will serve you well for a long time. A whole $5 on raffle tickets??
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Re: My first bobcat

Postby Frosty the Bowman » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:48 am

Thanks for sharing your story, thats awsome :applaud:

It amazes me that yes at one time a bunch of high school kids were allowed to build "A GUN" Gasp, Gasp :lol: and that it use to be no big deal for kids to drive to school with a rifle or shotgun in their car/truck.
Gone are those days, Thanks a lot to all the :evil: "Safety Sally's" :evil: who have ended that grand tradition :!:

Your mount looks amazing, I really like it a lot, it has to be one of the coolest ones I have ever seen, thanks for showing it off for us :D

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Re: My first bobcat

Postby campcook » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:22 pm

Heck Frosty the other day we had to show ID at walmart because we were buying 5/50 cord. I'm 53 and Gary's 68. Alex
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Re: My first bobcat

Postby pab1 » Fri May 09, 2014 10:00 am

Congrats on the cat! That mount turned out nice. Good work on your shot bag too.
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Re: My first bobcat

Postby FullDraw » Fri May 09, 2014 1:33 pm

I missed this post due to having surgery around the time it was posted. I've seen quit a few bobcat mounts and this rates up there with the best ones. Nice rifle and possibles bag. That rifle is a shooter and it's hard to beat the price.

By the way, Alex is trying to make me sound old, saying I'm 68. I'm only 67! :D

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Re: My first bobcat

Postby LadyHawk » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:28 am

Beautiful cat!
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