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Bobcat Trapping Seasons

Please note that you no longer need to obtain an additional Bobcat Harvest Expansion Area permit to trap 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 trapping license is still required to pursue bobcats during the open trapping season.

If you take a bobcat anywhere in New York State it must be tagged and sealed.

New York State map showing trapping season for different areas for bobcats
Bobcat Trapping Season Dates