published online: 11/30/2009
The Hawk Eye
DES MOINES -- The bobcat quota has been filled, and the season closed as of 9 p.m. Saturday, beginning the 48-hour grace period for trappers to report any animals to a conservation officer and receive their proper tags. The grace period officially ends at 9 p.m. today.
The 48-hour grace period only applies to trappers to allow time to move traps from areas likely frequented by bobcats. Hunters are not allowed a grace period.
Bobcats trapped after the grace period must be turned over to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
The otter trapping season is open statewide until the quota of 500 otters is reached.
Learn more about big cats and Big Cat Rescue at http://www.bigcatrescue.org