1-Day Safaris:


 Oct 14     Nov 9, 20     Dec 21 and 29     $375  ($300)

2-Day Safaris:

 Sep 16-17    Oct 21-22    Nov 16-17, 23-24    Jan 5-6    Feb 10-11     $750  ($600)

3-Day Safaris:

 Dec 15-17    Jan 11-13      $1000  ($800)


In 2012 I encountered 80 bobcats, in 2013 it was 94 bobcats - and in 2014 it was 152 - each year getting better than the last.  You do need a lens at least 200mm in length, either a zoom or telephoto.  This is a classic wildlife chase safari.  There are no guarantees, but a high probability of success in capturing this most elusive of California's feline predators. In November of 2015 we had a 16 bobcat day, photographing 12.  In January 2019 we had a 12 bobcat day, photographing 10.  So there are big bobcat days out there. These bobcats live in rolling oak woodlands between Interstate 5 and Highway 101 - in some of the finest ranching country in California. Typically, we see 2-4 bobcats per day.

These safaris generally sell-out, so booking early for your optimum date is important.  Additional dates will be added.  We generally shoot from my 4-door F-150 4x4 Super Crew Cab truck, exiting to tripod up if a bobcat runs up a tree.  There is no place in North America where you can see this high number of bobcats, consistently, and capture the types of images that we have captured during these safaris.

Reservations    We meet at 7am (which can vary by the month of the year) at the Harris Ranch Intersection Chevron Station - at Highway 198 and Interstate 5.  Unless you live within an hour or two I would advise getting a hotel room the night before. (Best Western, Travelodge, and Motel 6, as well as the more expensive Harris Ranch Motel).  We do split gas, which amounts to $25/per photographer, per day.  On the 2-day safaris I make the reservations for the middle night at a hotel in Hollister where you would pay for your room upon check-in.  We return to Harris Ranch around 4:30-5pm at the end of the safari.

Bobcat Video: 
VIDEO      Bobcat Albums:  Gallery 1     Gallery 2     Gallery 3

Difficulty Level:  EASY

 

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