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BOBCAT SIGHTINGS ON THE RISE IN WESTERN IOWA

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Bobcat sightings in Iowa are continuing to increase.

That’s led the Iowa D-N-R to raise the trapping limit in the southern counties of the state where they are most prevalent.
The bobcat season opens this Saturday, November 2nd and runs through January 31st.

D-N-R wildlife biologist Vince Evelsizer, explains the changes:

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The bobcat range has already expanded from southwest Iowa northward along the western border.

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Woodbury, Plymouth, Monona, Cherokee, Sioux and Lyon counties stay at a one bobcat limit.

The overall season limit for bobcats is three.

Forty-six of Iowa’s 99 counties are still closed to any bobcat trapping.

Radio Iowa/Photo by Iowa DNR