Bob Cat Hunting
|Bob Cat Hunting.
For the first time in thirty years Pennsylvania allows a regulated Bob Cat hunt.
March 17, 2001
Tom Fostosck Jr., an avid ATV Connection Outdoors reader, was not only lucky enough to draw a tag he also, downed one of these large felines. Tom sent us this story of his lucky days hunt using his Arctic Cat 500 ATV. Tom’s hunt began on January 6th, 2001, in the heart of Pennsylvania’s mountainous region. A hunt for the almighty “bobcat”. The adventure begins with Tom unloading his Arctic Cat 500 and strapping on the necessary gear, including a twelve gauge shot gun. “Using my knowledge of bobcats I began scouting familiar areas”, typical denning areas include rock ledges, fallen logs and root masses of fallen trees, these are just some of Bob cat’s favorite homes. Bobcats mark their territory with their urine and that strong smell will let you know you are in the right area. Tom did not just hop on his quad and happen to get lucky when he shot his Bobcat. Tom spends a lot of time scouting the woods. Because of the previous months of scouting, Tom’s hard work was paying off. A nice sized “cat” was spotted around 8:30am. Tracking the cat was not going to be easy.
Congratulations Tom on your fine hunt, we hope you and Chip have many more days afield.