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Are there Bobcats in New York State?

Bobcat Populations
The most frequently seen wild cat in New York is the bobcat, or Lynx rufus. This wild cat is found throughout the mountainous regions of the Empire State, such as the Adirondacks and Catskills. Bobcats are also seen in western New York counties.

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Considering this, are there Bobcats in Rochester NY?

Observers in Monroe County have reported 25 bobcat sightings to the DEC since 2007. Witnesses claim to have seen them in 11 of the county's 19 towns as well as in the city of Rochester. While bobcats most often eat rabbits, squirrels, rodents and deer, they will go after domesticated animals, Wasilco said.

Also, are there Fisher Cats in New York State? In New York State, fisher can be found throughout approximately 26,000 square miles of forested habitat within the northern, eastern and southeastern parts of the state.

Moreover, can you hunt bobcats in NY?

Bobcat Hunting Seasons. The hunting/trapping activity log and submission of the carcass within the Harvest Expansion Area is also no longer required. A hunting license is still required to pursue bobcats during the open hunting season. If you take a bobcat anywhere in New York State it must be tagged and sealed.

Do mountain lions live in New York State?

Eastern cougars (mountain lions) do not have a native, self sustaining population in New York State. They have been absent from this state since the late 1800s; however, there have been a few isolated sightings. Each sighting involved cougars that are not native to New York.

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