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Bobcat Hunting Seasons

Please note that you no longer need to obtain an additional Bobcat Harvest Expansion Area permit to hunt bobcat in these areas (WMUs depicted in blue in the map below). 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.

Map of New York State showing bobcat hunting season for different areas
Map of New York State 2017-2018 Bobcat Hunting Seasons