Bobcats running in circles ...

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DYEUZ
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Bobcats running in circles ...

Postby DYEUZ » September 21st, 2017, 7:22 pm

Animal bug report

DYEUZ
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Coordinates of TS : X -13679 / Y 6514

Just a normal hunt using the Ecaller normally .
Before starting to record the video, the Bobcat was running in circles for about 30 secs . You can see also , that before the end of video , i put '' off '' the Ecaller and the Bobcat stopped running like crazy. Returned to normal behavior . I had the same situation , in same location this morning with an orange Bobcat . I thought i was recording , but sadly , was not . I had the same results , when i turned '' off '' the Ecaller . This orange one was closer though . His circles came right under my TS .

Steps to reproduce
Go to that location or any other location ( maybe ) and use TS and Ecaller in a normal fashion .


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Re: Bobcats running in circles ...

Postby DarkLord » September 22nd, 2017, 1:46 pm

I can also confirm this. I've seen it twice, and I recorded the last time.

TS location = -14492, 7932
I should note that both times I saw this happen, the whitetail in the area were remarkably calm.

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Re: Bobcats running in circles ...

Postby RidgeBack69 » September 23rd, 2017, 12:28 pm

I had the same happen at a tower on Loggers Point. To add if you fire a shot thy will spook and flee strait away.
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Re: Bobcats running in circles ...

Postby Moon » September 24th, 2017, 6:46 am

I've had this happen a couple of times myself with the e-caller and being in a treestand or tower stand. What I found is shooting an arrow with a quiet bow roughly about 50 meters near it will trigger it to break out of that stuck sprinting animation. If the cat itself is a decent distance away from you when you do this the animal goes into the alert animation and does not spook nor run away. After the alert animation finishes it normally goes back to either wandering with no attraction to the call or continues coming in to the call. I'd say it's about a 50/50 chance on whether it continues to come in to the call after all of this. Of course as RidgeBack69 said you can just shoot a gun or take a pot shot at the animal and it will stop the animation and spook, but I just thought I'd add you can successfully break it out of the animation without spooking it if the conditions are right. It's just a matter of triggering another more prioritized animation such as the alert or spook animations from the animal to get the current stuck animation to stop repeating. One thing I have not tried is turning the e-caller off and back on when a cat gets stuck doing this. As normally when I had this happened I had other cats in the area that I didn't want to lose attraction to the call with.
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Re: Bobcats running in circles ...

Postby DYEUZ » September 25th, 2017, 11:42 am

...Just adding a small video of same issue .

- Same guy reporting : DYEUZ
- Same area as my original report .
- Same TS : X -13679 / Y 6514
- Same reserve : WHI
- Same actions done : Turned '' off '' the Ecaller and he stopped running instantly .


Was a bit unlucky with my timing in shutting it off :? :lol:
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Re: Bobcats running in circles ...

Postby DYEUZ » September 27th, 2017, 5:09 pm

Animal bug report

... Again just adding a small video of same issue .

DYEUZ
- Reserve : Settler Creek
- Game mode : Single player
- Coordinates of TS : X -6550 / Y 5648
- Same actions done : Turned '' off '' the Ecaller and he stopped running instantly , but fled this time.Pretty sure it was because he was too close to Ecaller .


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Re: Bobcats running in circles ...

Postby INSANEPAPPY60 » October 19th, 2017, 1:09 pm

I had the exact thing happen this mornin......watched it run in circles for 10 mins when I turned off the caller it took off and never returned

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