Thursday, November 26, 2009

Massachusetts lifts quota on bobcat kills

State lifts quota on bobcat kills

The state Fisheries and Wildlife Board voted unanimously Tuesday to remove a limit on the number of bobcats killed each hunting season, a decision that drew fire from animal rights activists, who say the change was based on anecdotal evidence and pressure from the hunting lobby.

Website: http://www.gazettenet.com/2009/11/25/state-lifts-quota-bobcat-kills?SESSe67a3655c88f6938c8fbd4b7a113186b=gnews

Detailed Information:
The state Fisheries and Wildlife Board voted unanimously Tuesday to remove a limit on the number of bobcats killed each hunting season, a decision that drew fire from animal rights activists, who say the change was based on anecdotal evidence and pressure from the hunting lobby.

In years past, the 2½-month hunting and one-month trapping seasons came to a close when 50 bobcats were killed. The regulation change removes that limit, allowing bobcat hunting to continue for the duration of the two seasons.

http://www.animalconcerns.org/resource.html?itemid=200911242137080.512682&catid=10

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