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    So I went hunting this afternoon with my cousin at a place we usually see a lot of doe's looking for some meat for the freezer. I didn't see any deer but had this Im thinking bobcat come out and put its paws on the first stepp of the ladderstand and start sniffing. Then it got down and started walking out to the field, thats when I got the pic and I was going to shoot it but when I lifted the gun up the sling hit the railing and made the slightest little ting and he looked up at me and shot off like a rocket. This thing was big for a cat probabely 25 or 30 pounds and honestly it had me a little worried when it was at the bottom of the stand. Not the best pic but it was taken with my phone. GT if you read this get out your technology and see if this a bobcat or is it mixed with something. Do bobcats get that big? the tips of its ears had the white triangles on them and he had some black lines and splatches on his body. I mean look at the shadow he left also.
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    Bobcat???
    If this is a bobcat it's def. mixed with something bob cats don't have a real long tail as the animal in your picture appears to have. But they can have white spots or triangles on there ears. Still neat to see though!
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    neat pic but he's right,bobcats don't have long tails.
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    bobcat
    I cant tell but it sounds like a bobcat,but like the others said they dont have long tails.
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    Bobcat
    EarlyRiser, It's definitely a Bobcat, The tail looks a little Long because most are around 5 inches long or it could be the shadow I'm seeing but 25 to 30 pounds is actually a medium Size Cat for NC...I have seen a 42 Pound Bobcat that was Killed a few years ago and it stretched close to 4 foot stretched out...Guys thought it was a Lynx but I instantly knew it was a Bobcat with the white Ear tips and Lynx have Black and I don't think they (Lynx) exist in NC but I could be wrong about that...The Tips on Both actually aid in their Hearing...I also think that NC has a season statewide except Haywood County...I have took several myself and Like you...A few of them had followed me to my stand after I walked in with Raccoon Urine on my Boots...I did a Euro on my Last 1 because The teeth were perfect!! Here's a Pic, Looks like a Small Skull but Cat weighed 22lbs...Good Luck and congrats on your Buck also...Love the profile he had.
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    I think GT's right may just be a shadow making it look like the tail is long across the back either way I would love to see one and harvest it so I could get that sucker mounted!!
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    Bobcats
    Guys...A Bobcat is named for it's tail...Most are nubs but 5 inches is common and here's a Picture of 1 with a 10 inch tell and The tail always has a noticeable black tip on it, usually with a little white spot on the very end. I still think it's the shadow making it look longer than what it is but I'll bet Money that this is a mature Bobcat.
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    Bobcat
    GT is right.It is a Bobcat. Early Riser I hunt across the river from you on mill creek. We see them all the time. They can get pretty big too.
    They usually hang tight to the swamps and thick cover. Pretty lucky to see him out in the field in the daylight. Like GT said he must have been checking you cover scent.I guess.
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    Thanks
    Thanks for the clear up on it. GT, like the pics you found of them. As far as the cover scent, all I use is the scent away earth scent. I dunno I put my boots on right before I go hunting and usually try not to wear them anywhere else. I hope to see him again, I have been wanting to get one mounted.
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    Cats
    Yeah, I would like to have 1 mounted but it's hard to put them together after the 270 hits em. I have stopped using Cover scent on my Boots as well because I had a 20 lb Coon climb up to me and I was strapped in and for a minute, It got interesting lol. They do make Cool mounts though, My Buddy has 1 mounted jumping with a mounted Quail in it's clasp...Pretty Cool
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