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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

New Bobcat Harvest Opportunities

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bobcat_yo.jpgFollowing the completion of New York State’s Bobcat Management Plan, regulations were adopted to increase trapping and hunting opportunities for bobcat.

Northern New York

In Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) 5A, 5C, 5F, 5G, 5H, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6F, 6G, 6H, 6J and 6N:

  • The hunting season in WMU 6N has been extended to February 15 to match the rest of northern New York.
  • The trapping season in the WMUs listed above has been extended to match hunting season dates; the season in these WMUs now closes February 15.

Southern/Western New York Harvest Expansion Area

To hunt or trap for bobcat in the new “Harvest Expansion Area” (area highlighted in blue on the map), which includes WMUs 3R, 3S, 4A, 4F, 4O, 5R, 6R, 6S, 7S, 8T, 8W, 8X, 8Y, 9J, 9K, 9M, 9N, 9P, 9R, 9S, 9T, 9W, 9X and 9Y, you must do the following:

  1. Obtain a free bobcat Harvest Expansion Area Permit from any DEC regional bureau of wildlife office listed below.
  2. Comply with all conditions stated on the permit.
  3.  Maintain and submit a hunting/trapping activity log; DEC will provide this when you receive your permit.
  4. Submit the skull or lower jaw of all harvested bobcats at the time of pelt sealing.

The season in the Harvest Expansion Area will open on October 25 and close November 15, 2013.

All bobcats taken in the Harvest Expansion Area must be pelt sealed by November 25.

Completed trapping/hunting activity logs, even if you did not trap or hunt, must be submitted to DEC by November 25.

All other regulations associated with furbearer trapping and hunting apply.

To obtain a bobcat trapping or hunting permit for the Harvest Expansion Area, contact any of the offices below by phone, mail or e-mail. Only one permit is needed to hunt or trap in all of the WMUs in the Harvest Expansion Area. You must provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • DEC ID # (from your trapping/hunting license or backtag)
  • Phone number and/or e-mail address
  • If you plan to trap bobcat, hunt bobcat or both
  • If you request a permit by email, be sure to include the county in which you plan to trap and/or hunt.

DEC Region

Wildlife Mgmt. Units

Address

Phone

3

3R, 3S

21 South Putt Corners Rd.

New Paltz, NY 12561

845-226-3098

4/5/6

4A, 4F, 4O, 5R, 6R, 6S

65561 State Hwy. 10, Suite 1

Stamford, NY 12167-9503

607 -652-7367

7

7S

1285 Fisher Ave.
Cortland, NY 13045

607-753-3095, ext. 247

8

8T, 8W, 8X, 8Y

7291 Coon Rd.

Bath, NY 14810-9728

607-776-2165, ext. 16

9

9J, 9K, 9M, 9N, 9P, 9R, 9S, 9T, 9W, 9X, 9Y

182 East Union St., Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706

716-372-0645

Or Apply by Email at fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us with Bobcat Harvest Expansion Area in the subject.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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