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photoshopped bobcats or not

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Buddha14524, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Buddha14524

    Buddha14524 New Member

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    http://predatorhuntingforums.com/forums/index.php?/topic/1724-big-bobcats/
     
  2. michael69

    michael69 Active Member

    No they build them that now and then 8)
     

  3. Glenn M

    Glenn M Well-Known Member

    Here's one of them
    http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php?topic=173875.0
     
  4. RTB

    RTB New Member

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    I have seen some cats that big in my lifetime, but very impressive.
     
  5. those are huge. wouldn't wanna piss one off at close range
     
  6. huntiholic

    huntiholic Member

    i have always been a nonbeliever when it came to the elusive "40 pound" bobcat. I kill quite a few bobcats, more than the average Joe. Then being a taxidermist on top of that i handle a lot of bobcats as well. The average bobcat brought for me to mount is 18-20 pounds, but i do mount a lot of 25 pounders and a couple that were 30 pounds. So up until this year i would not believe a 40 pounder being killed.. however while hunting for them this year i put my buddy on his first cat, little did i know it was the biggest bobcat i will probably ever get to hunt/mount.... granted this cat only weighed 36 pounds! but i could see that with a few more meals it could of easily hit that 40 pound mark. So to answer your question, I am going to have to say no on the photoshop!! and agree with bugs and bones.. nature makes them that big every now and then!!

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  7. catman

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    Here in western Montana I have treed a lot of bobcats over 30 pounds. Keep in mind that bobcats in the midwest get far larger than ours. fourty pounders are not uncommon and fifty plus happens. I saw some cats that fed on the gut piles at Fraley's ranch in Kansas that were over fifty. Around here a 38 is the biggest i have caught and weighed. This one in the photo was just under 30.
     

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  8. Matt

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    Hey, that one looks like Jim B and is big cat from last year. The pic says it's a Lynx.
     
  9. michael69

    michael69 Active Member

    Those are some nice cats
     
  10. cwag

    cwag Member

    Those are some big cats, i weighed this guy a couple of winters ago and he weighed 38lbs!!!! They look way bigger!!I'd love to get some cats like th[​IMG]at to mount!!!
     
  11. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    We had a 43# cat come in last month, a shop best for size.
     
  12. Rick Carter

    Rick Carter Administrator


    I know someone else who had a 43 pounder a while back. The largest I have done is 39. Most are between 20 & 30.
     
  13. Dark Man

    Dark Man Well-Known Member

    Old Wisconsin record cat at 48lbs.

    http://retrieverman.net/2011/09/04/the-largest-bobcat-on-record/

    New Wisconsin record at 52lbs!


    http://www.skinnymoose.com/moosedroppings/2009/02/13/here-kitty-kitty-new-north-america-record-bobcat-taken/