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Manage Your Woodlands for Bobcats

The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust invites you to attend a talk about bobcats being given by New Hampshire Fish and Game Wildlife Biologist Will Staats. The focus of this presentation will be on how to manage your woodlands for bobcats. Pulling on his many years of observing North Country bobcats in the wild, Staats will focus on management techniques landowners can employ in their woodlots and forests to create bobcat-friendly habitats.

The talk will be held at the Franconia Town Hall from on Tuesday, May 19 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided by ACT.

During the first part of the 19th century, bobcats were heavily hunted until populations fell precipitously. In 1989, Fish and Game ended the bobcat hunting and trapping seasons to allow populations to recover. The season remains closed in New Hampshire. Data gathered by the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game shows bobcats living in every county across the state.


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