Bobcats are a rare site, I have only seen one once at our place. Coyotes on the other hand are everywhere. I wish I had a pond as it must be so cool to watch the birds and animals go for a drink.
We have about 1200" or more of creek, but it is so far from the house and in the valley so I rarely get to it. I plan on putting a road to it some time and then I will get there more often.
The things I do are an evolution and I am always learning. My way is not the only way of doing things, and I may and will change the way I do things as I learn better ways. So any advice that I give is in that spirit.