Hionis says Massey's dogs are well trained and that there is "a ridiculous number" of bobcats in the area. He took two cats in three days, one 24 pounds and one 33 pounds. He says the terrain is easy walking and the hunt should be enjoyable for hunters of any age. "The blocks that they hunt are not huge like you might find out West," he says. "They are generally flat, wooded areas and there are plenty of roads around, making it easier to get to the dogs when the cat makes its stand."
Hionis credits Massey with being forthcoming and calling him to reschedule the hunt due to lack of snow, which would have made tracking difficult. However, Hionis ran into problems with Delta Airlines because of the reschedule. Hionis says he had originally planned to take his nine-year-old son on the hunt, but the boy couldn't make the new dates. The airline refused to refund the ticket price or apply any credit to the new, and much higher, fare. He suggests checking with your airline beforehand to see whether you can make changes to your flight plans.
Accommodations for this hunt were in a cabin next to Massey's house. "The cabin is fully furnished with running water, a large kitchen, satellite TV...very comfortable," says Hionis. While it can sleep eight to 10, Hionis says he had the entire cabin," to himself.
In our previous report, Bylsma indicated the hunter had to be quick with his shot on this hunt. Hionis, however, says he did not experience........(continued)