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Kentucky Color: Petty's Fork Bobcat

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By Billy Joe Fudge, Retired District Forester
Kentucky Division of Forestry

Herbert Turnercaught one huge Bobcat this week. He caught the Bobcat while trapping just a little over a mile from the Columbia city limits on Petty's Fork Creek in the Northern extremities of the Flatwoods.

Herbert Turner is also helping reduce the coyote populaton in Adair County with his trapping skills.

Herbert as usual was out at the break of dawn running his trap line. Herbert says that trapping is some of the hardest work he has ever done but "I'm happier doing this than anything I know and most of the cattle farmers are happy when I show up at their place".

This story was posted on 2010-12-09 12:08:51
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Kentucky Color: Big Bobcat trapped in The Flatwoods

2010-12-09 - Photo By Billy Joe Fudge. Near Inroad, Southern Adair Co., KY
R. C. Cobb on the left, and his son, Kenny, proudly display this huge Bobcat that Herbert Turner caught this week. Turner caught the Bobcat while trapping just a little over a mile from the Columbia city limits on Petty's Fork Creek in the Northern extremities of The Flatwoods. The three coyotes were caught at different locations in the Great Wooded South. R.C.'s wife, Wanda, is Herbert's sister-in-law and her family are on an extended hunting trip/house renovation trip from Wappappello, MO. The photo was taken at Herbert and Rita Turner's home which is the old O P Petty home place which overlooks scenic Crocus Creek in Southern Adair County.

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