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 Post subject: Finding Felids
PostPosted: March 13th, 2012, 8:29 am 
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Location: Lake Worth, FL
Alright: here's one for you all.

What's the best way to find felids? I'm thinking Florida Panther's in particular. I've seen 4, and heard an additional one vocalizing, but I'd be interested in what the tried and true methods are (if they exist.) Obviously, I'm frequently out roadcruising in the evening, but any further tips would be appreciated.

-Josh


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 Post subject: Re: Finding Felids
PostPosted: March 13th, 2012, 4:24 pm 
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Location: Hillsdale County, Michigan
I think road cruising is your best bet. You could also try getting a decoy and predator call.

http://www.outfoxedproducts.com/whirlingwoodpecker.htm

This has brought in Mountain Lions out west, it may work in Florida. I have one, but haven't used it much. I think I did call in a bobcat with a distressed rabbit call once. Owls come in regularly and calls will bring in alligators as well.

If you just want to get a picture, try getting a hunting model motion camera and then spray CK1 on the location where you want the cat to be. I hear this works.


Good luck,


Curtis


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 Post subject: Re: Finding Felids
PostPosted: March 14th, 2012, 12:11 pm 
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Location: Yorkshire, England
Road cruising, and where permitted, using a powerful spotlight in open areas to pick up eyeshine. I've found Scottish Wildcat and Iberian Lynx this way.


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