Bobcat Hunting and Trapping in Lower Michigan?
The only thing I've ever hunted in my entire life was deer. I shot and killed my very first deer when I was 16 years old.
That's the one and only time I ever killed a deer and it was with a 16 gauge shotgun. I was hunting with my dad, my uncle, and my cousin at the time.
I can honestly say I've never been hunting for anything else in the Lower or Upper Peninsulas in Michigan.
Although I do hear a lot of talk about possibly hunting bobcat or trapping them. That would be very exciting to change things up a little bit and start hunting for bobcats instead of deer.
Mlive.com tells us:
Officials from the state Department of Natural Resources recommend lengthening the number of days for bobcat hunting and trapping, as well as increasing how many counties where kill tags can be issued. This comes after hunting groups sought more opportunities in bobcat season, although critics say there's no reason to green light any increases.
If this does happen in the foreseeable future, I need to do some homework and research hunting bobcats in the wild.
I'm not sure I would be comfortable trapping bobcats, I don't know anything about these wild cats.
This is all I know so far, thanks to mlive.com:
They primarily eat rabbits and rodents, are known to be elusive, and tend to maintain multiple dens. Bobcats are named for their signature short, bobbed tail, and while their fur coloring can range from beige to brown, they are easily identified by dark spots and lined markings.