Scooter I don't know where you live here in Northern Nm but bobcats are one of the easier animals to trap. The trouble is while not outlawing trapping NM has put so many rules that it makes it damn near impossible to do it legally.(well the way I learned anyway) I used to trap alot in southern colorado where I grew up and the way I was taught was to kill a pigeon or other pretty good sized bird and use a wire hanger to suspend the dead bird so its wings are spread, use a small string so it can twist and move in the wind then put pieces of tin foil in its wings. Place this bait up on a cliff or ridge where it can be seen from a long ways away and set steel foot hold traps under the bait. I never had to cover scent much or even disguise the traps much. Curiosity kills the cat for sure! I don't think that set up is legal anywhere anymore but it sure was effective.
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