Conservation and Trapping Science

Plans dropped for bobcat hunt in county
May 19, 2021 09:48 ET

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has paused plans to allow bobcat hunting and trapping in Dubuque County in response to negative public feedback.

Earlier this year, the state agency solicited comments as it considered adding Delaware, Dubuque and Jones counties to the list of areas where those with fur harvester licenses would be able to take one bobcat per season.

The state Natural Resource Commission recently approved adding Delaware and Jones counties to the list of 55 Iowa counties where it is already legal. Dubuque County was taken out of consideration.

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