Bobcat hunting, trapping to continue in Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife commissioners have voted down a citizen petition that would have outlawed the hunting and trapping of bobcats (Lynx rufus). State biologists say the species is stable enough to allow for the practices. About 2,000 bobcats are taken each year in Colorado. Leg- and foothold-trapping is illegal, but live trapping continues to be permitted.

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Header Image: A bobcat appears in a prairie east of Pueblo, Colorado. ©USFWS