Title: Incident Last Week
PA RIDGE RUNNER - May 17, 2010 10:25 PM (GMT)
One day last week Eric and I set up at the upper edge of a field with a woods at the lower end of the field. I put out my inflatable feeding hen decoy. We got a gobbler to come to the edge of the woods below us but would not come into the field. A short while after the gobbler wandered back down the woods we heard a deer snorting in the lower woods. I thought it a little odd as the wind was in our favor. A minute or so later the crows set up a real ruckus. I immediately thought coyote and prepared in case it came my way. Well, it did but was not a coyote but a bobcat. It slinked up the fencerow and stopped no more than 15 feet away and saw my decoy and crouched down and attacked. It hit that decoy so hard it flew up in the air about 8 feet and deflated it. That poor cat was very confused and ran to the fencerow near Eric and then ran off. We both burst out laughing and I went to my poor decoy which has claw holes in it. Man what you see when you don't have a camera.
ADjam5 - May 17, 2010 11:29 PM (GMT)
Very cool Paul :cool:
Not too often you see a predator fooled like that.
On Mikes youth turkey hunt. We had a yote sneak in to the dekes and take off like mad once he got down wind of us. Got some of it on video.
Are the yotes in PA open year round? In NY, yote season is Oct to March 31.
charles m - May 18, 2010 11:07 AM (GMT)
Cool Paul now thats different.
WhitetailLady - May 18, 2010 12:14 PM (GMT)
Now that would have been something to see!!!!!!
Herbie - May 18, 2010 09:54 PM (GMT)
Would have been a $$$ winner video.
PA RIDGE RUNNER - May 25, 2010 02:45 PM (GMT)
Yotes are fair game year round. You cannot hunt exclusively for them during big game or turkey season unless you have an unfilled tag for the appropriate season. Otherwise you can hunt em year round.