Avoid the Capture of Bobcats while Trapping Other Furbearers

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is advising the state’s trapping community that if a bobcat (alive or dead) is found in a set to call 877-WARNDEP (877-927-6337). The dispatcher will notify the appropriate Endangered and Nongame Species zoologist. Although bobcats are considered a game species, they are currently classified as “Endangered” in New Jersey and are managed by the division’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program.

Information on how to avoid capturing a bobcat in the first place has been posted on the division’s website at http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2012/bobcat.htm .  All trappers are encouraged to review the information and do their part to reduce mortalities and injury to this recovering species.