I've losing chickens lately, so I assume it's bobcats like every spring. The other day I was in the front yard and the chickens come blowing by me so I decide to check it out. Get to the corner of the house....yup it's a really good sized cat. He stood still for me to walk to the truck and get the rifle........bend in to grab the right one turn around and he's silently gone.
Is there a way to hunt these things or is it a he's there and I happen to have a rifle type of thing? My dog is great for everything from armadillos to coyotes, deer and cows. He alerts and feels his job is to run them off. Bobcats I assume he can't distinguish from house cats cuz he does ziltch.
I have 20 or so pullets in the growing and I really don't want to feed the wildlife that quick. I free range my chickens and can accept loses but only from the occasianal pest. Not a resident predator.