They really should wait until the study is over before allowing trapping of bobcats. We do t need any more knee jerk reactions when it comes to wildlife conservation and regulation. It’s sets a bad precedent for other crucial decisions that will need made .
*EDIT - What I mentioned above was based on hearsay, so I did some digging and found that a small trapping season is NOT actually a part of the Ohio University study. Dr. Popescu, who is the lead researcher in the project, was quoted by the Columbus Dispatch, saying, "studying any carcasses harvested during a potential trapping season is not currently part of the project's agreed scope." That's interesting and just goes to show how different rumors can spread and affect opinions. While the study doesn't mention a small trapping season, I still think 60 bobcats would be a huge benefit to the study... And much easier than collecting hair samples or running "scat detecting dogs" through the woods.
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