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Part 2, Section 2.20 and Part 6, Sections 6.2 and 6.4 - More Than One Species (Bobcat) Express Terms Adopted June 12, 2013

Express Terms

Title 6 of NYCRR, Section 2.20 (entitled "Hunting small game mammals; opossum, weasel, skunk, black, gray and fox squirrels, raccoon, cottontail rabbit, varying hare, European hare, bobcat, red fox, gray fox, and coyote"), Section 6.2 ("Mink, muskrat, raccoon, opossum, weasel, red fox, gray fox, skunk, coyote, fisher, bobcat and pine marten trapping seasons and bag limits") and Section 6.4 ("Experimental research trapping seasons for bobcat and fisher") are amended as follows:

Amend existing paragraph 6 NYCRR 2.20 (a) (3) to read:

(3) Bobcat.

Open season Wildlife Management Units
October 25th to February 15th 3A, 3C, 3F, 3G, 3H, 3J, 3K, 3M, 3N, 3P, 4B, 4C, 4G, 4H, 4J, 4K, 4L, 4P, 4R, 4S, 4T, 4U, 4W, 4Y, 4Z, 5A, 5C, 5F, 5G, 5H, 5J, 5S, 5T, 6A, 6C, 6F, 6G, 6H, [6G and] 6J and 6N
October 25th [to December 10th] through the Friday before the start of the Southern Zone regular big game season [6N] 3R, 3S, 4A, 4F, 4O, 5R, 6R, 6S, 7S, 8T, 8W, 8X, 8Y, 9J, 9K, 9M, 9N, 9P, 9R, 9S, 9T, 9W, 9X and 9Y
Closed All other WMUs

Renumber existing subdivisions 2.20 (c) through (i) as subdivisions (d) through (j), and add new subdivision 2.20 (c) to read:

(c) Bobcat permit.

(1) No person shall hunt bobcat in Wildlife Management Units 3R, 3S, 4A, 4F, 4O, 5R, 6R, 6S, 7S, 8T, 8W, 8X, 8Y, 9J, 9K, 9M, 9N, 9P, 9R, 9S, 9T, 9W, 9X or 9Y unless the person holds a revocable special permit for bobcat issued by the department.

(2) Requirements and procedures for obtaining a bobcat permit will be described in the department's annual hunting and trapping syllabus and on the department's website.

(3) The holder of a bobcat permit must comply with all conditions stated on the permit.

Amend existing paragraph 6.2 (a) (3) to read:

(3) Bobcat.

Open season Wildlife Management Units
[October 25th to December 10th ] [5A, 5C, 5F, 5G, 5H, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6F, 6G, 6H, 6J and 6N]
October 25th to February 15th 3A, 3C, 3F, 3G, 3H, 3J, 3K, 3M, 3N, 3P, 4B, 4C, 4G, 4H, 4J, 4K, 4L, 4P, 4R, 4S, 4T, 4U, 4W, 4Y, 4Z, 5A, 5C, 5F, 5G, 5H, 5J, 5S,[ and] 5T, 6A, 6C, 6F, 6G, 6H, 6J and 6N
October 25th through the Friday before the start of the Southern Zone regular big game season 3R, 3S, 4A, 4F, 4O, 5R, 6R, 6S, 7S, 8T, 8W, 8X, 8Y, 9J, 9K, 9M, 9N, 9P, 9R, 9S, 9T, 9W, 9X and 9Y
Closed All other WMUs

Add new subdivision 6.2 (c) to read:

(c) Bobcat permit.

(1) No person shall trap bobcat in Wildlife Management Units 3R, 3S, 4A, 4F, 4O, 5R, 6R, 6S, 7S, 8T, 8W, 8X, 8Y, 9J, 9K, 9M, 9N, 9P, 9R, 9S, 9T, 9W, 9X or 9Y unless the person holds a revocable special permit for bobcat issued by the department.

(2) Requirements and procedures for obtaining a bobcat permit will be described in the department's annual hunting and trapping syllabus and on the department's website.

(3) The holder of a bobcat permit must comply with all conditions stated on the permit.

Repeal 6 NYCRR Section 6.4 in its entirety.