See any bobcats? Call bobcat hotline
By JULI PROBASCO-SOWERS
REGISTER STAFF WRITER
October 7, 2007
Iowa Department of Natural Resources researchers are asking trappers for assistance in a continuing study on bobcats in south-central
A presentation on the study will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Pin Oak Lodge, Lucas County Conservation Headquarters,
This is the final year of a five-year study that tracks bobcat movements using radio collars.
Research covers Decatur, Wayne, Appanoose, Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, Warren and
Dead bobcats provide information on such things as genetics, reproduction, age structure and diet analysis.
Gosselink said trappers who have a live bobcat should call him immediately and not attempt to release the bobcat. The 24-hour bobcat hotline is (641) 203-2218.
Officials also are asking the public to report bobcat sightings throughout the state by calling the bobcat hotline.