Bobcat Tag Deadline Approaching

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New Brunswick residents interested in trapping bobcat have until Friday, Sept. 27 to enter the draw for bobcat tags. Application cards and fact sheets are available at all Service New Brunswick and Department of Natural Resources and Energy offices.

Information concerning the draw is also available online at:

Applicants must purchase a 2002-03 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. Zones 7, 8 and 10 through 25 have a limited number of tags available. 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 to provide an opportunity to New Brunswickers to harvest the surplus of bobcat that would normally die from starvation and vehicle collisions.