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Question for the Texas guys

Discussion in 'Bull Moose Memorial Outdoor Activity Forum' started by BarnickCustomCalls, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. BarnickCustomCalls

    BarnickCustomCalls Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I know there's a few guys from Texas on here so I figured I'd ask for your thoughts. A buddy and I are looking into making a bobcat/coyote trapping trip Mainly bobcats since we don't have any in our area. Texas is one state we are really interested in. So I was wondering I hear there isn't much for public ground to go on. Is this true? If so how hard would it be for non residents to get permission to trap private ground?
     
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    I don't know of any public land to legally trap on ... but I have heard of a lot of ranchers will give permission... check with the Texas parks and wildlife ... best bet
     
  3. Wildthings

    Wildthings ASTROS 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONS Full Member

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    Ouch! The only public lands available to hunt are National Forest like Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Sabine etc etc. Now I'm talking about east Texas. What part are y'all coming to? Texas is huge not like them little wimpy NE states. One thing about the National forest is there are lots of private land scattered throughout them and you have to be careful where you hunt. Call TPWD at 800-792-1112
     
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    Not sure about Texas, but got my Third washington bobcat a few weeks ago!

    0344415E-320A-40DE-8D7E-35B1E7153D81.jpeg
     
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    Wildthings ASTROS 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONS Full Member

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    Trapping or hunting?
    Stan that's a sweet cat. Speaking of cats I'm finishing up a nice Texas tom mount right now. I'll post some pictures soon. They sure aren't as fat and furry as those northern cats
     
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    That is what I was thinking- southern cats seem scrawny compared to northern. Seems Montana or wyoming would be much closer to get a cat vs Texas and lots more public land.
     
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    We don't refer to them as scrawny - They are long, lean and lanky!
     
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    You forgot mean and ornery
     
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  9. BarnickCustomCalls

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    The main reason my buddy wanted Texas is that he went down to a trapping seminar a couple years ago and really liked it. It doesn't necessarily have to be Texas we'd be open to almost any state. We were just looking at any state with higher populations of bobcats. Not worried about the quality of the fur so much just want a high chance of catching one. Mainly wanting something a little farther south to get outa the snow and real cold weather
    We were thinking we'd set traps and try calling as well. I believe Montana doesn't allow NR to trap bobcats
     
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    Washington does not allow spring-leg traps. Idaho might allow NR but the weather is not so hot this time of yr
     
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    I thought everything in Texas was like that.:texas::old:
     
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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Not everything....

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    Wildthings ASTROS 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONS Full Member

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    Here's one of those long and lean Texas Tomcat
    2015 Toler bobcat final.jpg
     
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    Good job Barry! From what I hear cats are very difficult to make look that good.
     
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    south Texas would probably be y'alls best bet for bobcat. they're all over the state but there's a lot more of them in that brush country. there's a few lion running around down there as well.

    if it were me i'd call some feed stores in the small towns (pop. 2000 or under) near where y'all would like to trap. tell them what you're interested in doing and ask if they know of any ranchers that would be interested in having you come out. you could also make up a flyer and email or fax it to different feed stores and have them put it up on their bulletin board.

    have y'all ever trapped Texas before? depending on what part of the state you are in it can be the toughest, rockiest country you can trap. my dad was a trapper for 50 years and he always told me that if you can trap in Texas then you can trap anywhere. be prepared!

    hope y'all have a good time!
     
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    Awesome work Barry. I love to see good work like that. I have seen some that didn't even look like the animals after they got finished with it. Very impressed with everything I've seen of yours.
     
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    Wildthings ASTROS 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONS Full Member

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    You're very kind! Thanks!
     
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    My friend went down to Texas and attended a trapping academy with mark June a couple years ago. He said the ground was very rocky and hard but he said it was beautiful country down there
     
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    Awesome mount, I mean really awesome!!!!!!!
     
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