Contact Us

DEC Adopts Five-Year Bobcat Management Plan

Robert Nunnally, flickr

Albany, NY (WIBX) - New York’s bobcat population continues to grow, prompting the Department of Environmental Conservation to adopt a new management plan for the animals.

The agency received more than 1,600 public comments, prompting the plan’s authors to make changes to their original draft.

Among the changes are a clearer explanation of how the DEC estimates populations, a revised plan to reduce negative bobcat-human interactions and a clarification of the group’s intent to protect current populations.

Hunting regulations will also be made more uniform across Upstate New York, but will not take effect until fall of 2013. New hunting opportunities will also be introduced to sections of the Southern Tier.

According to the group, bobcat populations have been increasing for several decades, and are estimated at more than 5,000.

More From WIBX

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wibx950.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!