Draw Deadline for Bobcat Tags

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New Brunswick residents interested in trapping bobcat have until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2005, to enter the draw for bobcat tags.

Application cards and fact sheets are available at all Service New Brunswick and Department of Natural Resources offices.

Information concerning the draw is also available online at: http://www.gnb.ca/0078/fw/BobcatFactSheet-e.pdf.

Applicants must purchase a 2004-2005 fur harvester's licence before entering the draw for bobcat tags. Wildlife management zones 1 through 6, 9, 26 and 27 do not have tags available for bobcat.

The computerized draw will take place in late October and successful applicants will be notified by mail.

The bobcat tag quota system is designed for conservation purposes, helping New Brunswick meet international management obligations and to provide an opportunity to New Brunswickers to harvest the surplus of bobcat that would normally die from starvation and vehicle collisions.