Pennsylvania Game Commission Announces Bobcat Harvest Results; Game Commission to Issue 1,780 Permits for 2009-10 Bobcat Season
Harvest numbers for 2008-09 by WMU are: WMU 2A, 2; WMU 2C, 34; WMU 2E, 14; WMU 2F, 41; WMU 2G, 126; WMU 3A, 56; WMU 3B, 123; WMU 3C, 42; WMU 3D, 23; and WMU 4D, 15.
“The 2008-09 bobcat permit holder success rate of 40 percent is tied for the second highest with the 2005-06 harvest, both of which were only surpassed by the 2006-07 harvest rate of 42 percent,” said Dr.
“All of the tools we use to monitor the state’s bobcat population indicate increased abundance and continued geographic expansion outside of the established harvest area. The addition of WMU 4D in 2008-09 increased the available harvest area by 14 percent. Similarly, the addition of WMU 4A and 4E for the 2009-10 season will increase the allowable harvest area by 15 percent, and will better distribute harvest throughout the established bobcat range.”
During the 2007-08 season, 356 bobcats were taken; 258 bobcats in 2006-07 season; 221 bobcats in 2005-06; 196 bobcats in 2004-05; 140 in 2003-04; 135 in 2002-03; 146 in 2001-02; and 58 in 2000-01.
GAME COMMISSION TO ISSUE 1,780 PERMITS FOR 2009-10 BOBCAT SEASON
Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director
Those who received one of the 1,443 bobcat permits issued during the 2008-09 season are not eligible for this year’s drawing.
The 2009-10 hunting season for bobcats is set for
Applications can be made at the time an individual purchases his or her general hunting license — at any of the nearly 600 issuing agents or seven Game Commission offices — through the new Pennsylvania Automated License System, which also is accessible through the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). Only one application can be submitted per license year, along with a nonrefundable
All applications must be submitted by
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Game Commission