Bobcats in NH have not been trapped since 1989. However, trapping of bobcats may soon be legal again in NH, if our opposition to trapping them is not expressed and heard. Thus this petition and request for you to sign it. Trappers want to exploit bobcats to be able to sell their furs (pelts) for around $350 each, a significant chunk of money and incentive to trap them. This petition will be used to tell NH F&G and the NH Legislature that the public wants bobcats to be classified as a non-game species, not to be trapped or hunted ever again in NH. Thank you for signing.
Letter to the Editor
January 5, 2011
Just say ‘no’ to trapping of bobcats in state
My sources inform me that the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department intends to open up a fur trapping season on bobcats at the conclusion of its current research with the University of New Hampshire to estimate the state’s bobcat population.
And it has the nerve to ask the unsuspecting public to help achieve its objective.
In a recent press release, Fish and Game’s Mark Ellingwood asks people to report bobcat sightings to the department if you are “supportive of our research efforts.”
I don’t know about you, but I am certainly unsupportive of the research because Fish and Game intends to use the results to open up the now closed trapping and hunting seasons to bobcats.
If you are against the trapping and hunting of bobcats, then let Fish and Game know by signing the petition that 4,174 people already have signed to say “no” to trapping and hunting of New Hampshire bobcats at http://tinyurl.com/saveNHbobcats.
Suzanne L. Fournier