Bobcat Regulations

Valid Permits

  • Archer's Hunting
  • Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Permit
  • Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permit
  • Small Game Hunting Permit
  • Trapping Permit

Season & Limits


Primary Season: Sun, 11/15/2015 - Sun, 01/31/2016
Daily Limit: Any number
Possession Limit: Any number

Additional Information

Hunting with Dogs

The hunting of furbearers with dogs during daylight hours is prohibited statewide from Nov. 1 through the close of the November portion of the firearms deer season and during the antlerless portion in counties that are open during that portion.

Notification Requirement

Bobcats or their pelts must be delivered to an agent of the Conservation Department for registration or tagging before selling, transferring, tanning or mounting by April 10. Tagged bobcats or their pelts may be possessed by the taker throughout the year and may be sold only to licensed taxidermists, tanners or fur dealers. It is illegal to purchase or sell untagged bobcats or their pelts. 

Tagging tip: To make it easier to tag a pelt without damaging it, put a pencil or stick through the upper lip and eye socket before freezing the skin. The tag can be easily placed in those holes when the pelt is registered.

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