Coz,thanks for the vote of confidence. I do understand folks getting upset about their local wildlife. Im NOT in favor of trapping any where near residences or the like. I even have a grey fox locally here that often sneaks a snack from my garbage out back.
Like most of you, i dont trap. But i understand the value of trapping when it concerns predators. THe pictures posted in this thread show some VERY healthy bobcats because, they truly are doing FINE with current management levels. Personally ive only shot one bobcat in my life. He was reaping havoc on my bird pens when i raised chukar, quail and pheasants.
I wont shoot a mtn lion without cause, due to one letting me live. They are now a "spirit animal" for me- by happenstance not choice.