Less than four years after bobcats were removed from Ohio’s Endangered and Threatened Species list, the Ohio Division of Wildlife has proposed that the species be added to Ohio’s list of trappable fur-bearing animals.

Rather than waiting 2 years for the completion of a rigorous $245,000 population study, the ODOW plans to open a trapping season on Ohio’s bobcats, whose population numbers remain largely uncertain.

Tell the Division of Wildlife that decisions regarding our wild animals should be based on science.

On the fence? Get the facts!


Make a Real Impact

Comment/Submit Testimony
by 5 pm, April 23

e-mail Ohio Wildlife Council, attn: Paul Mechling at
wildlife.council@dnr.state.oh.us 

Attend the Ohio Wildlife Council Meeting in Columbus on
APRIL 11 at 6:30 PM
Call 614-265-6304 and e-mail this form to Jamie.Covrett@dnr.state.oh.us by April 9th to reserve a 3-minute comment slot
Meeting held @ 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Attend the Public Hearing in Columbus on
APRIL 23 at 2:00 PM
Hearing held @ 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215

Attend the Ohio Wildlife Council Meeting and FINAL VOTE in Columbus on
MAY 9 at 6:30 PM
Call 614-265-6304 and e-mail this form to Jamie.Covrett@dnr.state.oh.us by May 7th
to reserve a 3-minute comment slot
Meeting held @ 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215