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April 13, 2018 at 8:08 am

KATV Says Bobcat Study ‘Big Point of Discussion’ at Meeting

Bobcat caught on camera on July 13, 2017.

Bobcat caught on camera on July 13, 2017.

A four-year study of the state’s bobcat population for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, by Dr. Viorel Popescu, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, was discussed at a meeting at ODNR headquarters on April 12, says a KATV story headlined “Polarizing plan would potentially allow bobcat trapping in Ohio.”

A big point of discussion is Ohio University research into bobcat numbers that would be done before a potential trapping, but not before a vote.

“That information specifically is going to provide population estimate for two areas of the state,” said Mike Reynolds with the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

See “Popescu Lab Takes on 4-Year Study of Bobcats Returning ‘Home’ to Ohio” for more about the study.

Larry Moore of the Beaver Creek News-Current also wrote about the meeting in an article headlined “Deer, river otter and bobcat dominate wildlife proposals.”

And the Athens News reported “Commissioners OK resolution against bobcat trapping plan.”

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