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SB 457 – “Officially DEAD” Bill not resubmitted for current committee session

Although originally scheduled to be heard on April 28, Senator Nielsen chose NOT to bring his amended anti AB1213 bill back to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water. This was presumably due to his realization that he lacked the votes to get the bill passed out of the committee. Consequently, the bill was...

Wildlife advocates back state ban on trapping bobcats

By Peter Fimrite | San Francisco Chronicle Photo: Brant Ward / The Chronicle Billy, who was raised by humans, comes to the side of his large enclosure to visit Thursday April 9, 2015. “Billy” a rescued bobcat from Southern California now lives at the Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue center in Petaluma, Calif. Wildlife advocacy groups...

Northern Counties Opposing Ban on Bobcat Trapping

by Chris Clarke | KCET The state commission that regulates hunting and trapping in California is considering a complete ban on bobcat trapping in the state, but two Northern California counties have a problem with that. The California Fish and Game Commission has been considering banning all bobcat trapping in the state as a way...

2013-14 CA Fish & Wildlife “Bobcat Harvest” Assessment Data

Project Bobcat is gearing up for a huge targeted letter campaign in our effort to convince California Fish and Game Commission to properly implement AB 1213 as previously voted into law—with the possibility that bobcat trapping be banned throughout the state. Please stay tuned for info on how you can help this happen. Sign-up for...

Rally this Friday, 9/19/14 to help protect LA’s urban mountain lions

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/332842263542422/ Los Angeles area mountain lions need YOU! Want to help mountain lions and wildlife in Los Angeles and the Santa Monica Mountains? Show your support for building what could be the largest wildlife crossing in the world at Liberty Canyon! WHEN: Friday, September 19, 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Liberty...

Bobcat fur farm moving from N.D. to Montana

By Karl Puckett 12:15 p.m. MDT July 25, 2014 A couple is proposing to move a commercial bobcat fur farm from the bustling Bakken oilfield region in western North Dakota to central Montana, where they hope to set up business in a quieter region six miles southwest of Roy in Fergus County. Montana Fish, Wildlife...

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...

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...