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Northern California man fined for poaching, skinning 60 bobcats, foxes

By Veronica Rocha | LATimes A Northern California man has pleaded guilty to illegally poaching 60 bobcats and gray foxes for their pelts, snaring them in traps he set over 900 square miles in two counties, officials said. Tracy Lee Shultz of Courtland, south of Sacramento, was fined $5,000 and ordered to forfeit the pelts...

Bill moving through Illinois legislature would allow hunting of bobcats—banned since in 1972

Project Bobcat was recently notified that H.B. 4226 is currently moving through Illinois legislature which would allow renewed hunting and trapping of bobcats—previously banned since in 1972. We oppose this legislation and hope that those of you in the state of Illinois do too! If you live in the state or have friends and family...

Wages go up, traps go down in 2014, New laws will affect workers, hunters

SACRAMENTO— Hundreds of new laws will take effect in 2014 and some will have major local impacts. Assembly Bill 1213, the Bobcat Protection Act, takes effect Wednesday. The law was enacted in October to prohibit commercial trapping of bobcats in a boundary around Joshua Tree National Park. The bill was spurred heavily by outcry in...

California’s bobcat trapping season opens on Sunday, November 24, 2013—post NO TRAPPING/NO HUNTING signage at private property borders

Although the October 2013 signing of assembly Bill 1213, which Governor Jerry Brown establishes a no-trapping zone in the vicinity of Joshua Tree National Park, and directs the state’s Fish and Game Commission to establish similar zones around other places in the state where wildlife is protected, the law will not be enforced until January...

Bobcats Win Partial Protection From Trapping in California

By Chris Clarke A year-long campaign to place serious restrictions on trapping wild bobcats in California has hit a milestone, as California’s governor signed a law banning the practice near national and state parks and other areas where wildlife is protected. Assembly Bill 1213, which Governor Jerry Brown signed on Friday, establishes a no-trapping zone...

GOVERNOR BROWN SIGNS THE BOBCAT PROTECTION ACT INTO LAW!

Project Bobcat is extremely happy to share that Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 1213, The Bobcat Protection Act into law on October 11, 2013. We thank everyone who has supported this cause and made this happen! We will continue to update this site with info and news related to this new law so please...

Action Alert: Phone Gov Brown at (916) 445-2841 to sign AB 1213 into law!

Please phone Governor Brown at (916) 445-2841 and ask him to sign AB 1213 to ensure that the The Bobcat Protection Act becomes law! Fax: (916) 558-3160. Please note that the trapping community is continuing to rally against this bill and is calling Brown for his support! When you make your phone call please refer...

Bobcat bill approved by state Legislature would set no-trapping zones

By Louis SahagunSeptember 11, 2013, 12:05 p.m. A bobcat protection bill approved this week by the California Legislature would establish no-trapping zones around Joshua Tree National Park and other public parks and wildlife refuges throughout the state. The measure would also prohibit trapping of bobcats on private property without the written consent of the land...

AB 1213 PASSES CA SENATE!

Project Bobcat would like to thank everyone who has supported the passing AB 1213 over the last eight months!

Action Alert: AB 1213 will go up for Senate floor vote in first or second week of September. Please phone your local Senator to support this bill!

WE NEED OUR SUPPORTERS TO URGE FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN ALL PARTS OF THE STATE TO PHONE THEIR SENATOR TO SUPPORT AB 1213. CALLS SHOULD BE MADE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! On each Senator’s Home Page you will find his/her email address, Capitol and District addresses and phone numbers, a map of the district, the...