UNDERSTANDING BOBCATS IN THE GRANITE STATE: A cooperative project led by the University of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department


Counting Bobcats

We are evaluating different ways to monitor the abundance and distribution of bobcats throughout the state. Right now, we have several sources of information: road-killed bobcats, deer hunter reports, and incidental observations that are sent to us by people throughout the state. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. We are evaluating these indices and comparing them to an effort with trail cameras. Last fall (October 15 – December 15, 2013), we had ~100 volunteers assist us in an effort to index bobcats with photographs.  We were able to place volunteers in three different areas (illustrated in the map).  Initial review of that effort along with the other indices is encouraging.  Once again, thanks to our camera volunteers – you were a big help!




Study areas for camera surveys.   



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larger map of sightings