What scent attracts bobcats?
A scent that has a special attraction to bobcats is oil of catnip, used at the rate of 35 drops of the pure oil to 2 ounces of petrolatum. A few drops of this mixture may be used, at times with remarkable success, in place of fetid or natural scents.
How do you lure out a bobcat?
- If you’re using another kind of trap, place food inside the trap so the bobcat has to walk into it. Some people also hang food or lures over paw traps to tempt the bobcat over.
- You could also spread some food around the trap to help lead the bobcat to it.
What time of day are bobcats most active?
Bobcats can be active day or night but tend to exhibit crepuscular (dawn and dusk) activity. Their activity peaks three hours before sunset until midnight and again between one hour before and four hours after sunrise. They remain active year round and do not hibernate.