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2014-2015 BoBcat Hunting/trapping & FisHer trapping seasons
Season length is used to regulate bobcat taking in specified WMUs in the state. Because
fisher populations have increased dramatically in many areas of the state, the PGC has
adopted a highly conservative fisher trapping season in select WMUs. To assess interest,
effort, and harvest success rates during these seasons, the Game Commission requires that
hunters and trappers possess bobcat and/or fisher permits to pursue these species. All furtakers may purchase one permit for each species during the 2014-15 season, and successful
permit holders must report their harvest.
WHo can attempt to Harvest a BoBcat?
Licensed furtakers (hunters and trappers) who possess a valid bobcat harvest permit may attempt
to take one bobcat per license year in WMUs 2A, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A,
4C, 4D or 4E from Jan. 20-Feb.10, 2015, by hunting only, or Dec. 20-Jan. 11, 2015, by
trapping only, using legal devices and methods.
WHo can attempt to Harvest a FisHer?
Licensed furtakers who possess a valid fisher permit can harvest by trapping one fisher per license
year in WMUs 1B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4D or 4E from Dec. 20-25
using legal devices and methods during the trapping season.
to apply For a BoBcat and/or FisHer permit:
Permits are available through any license issuing agent and through the "Outdoor Shop" on the
Game Commission's website, www.pgc.state.pa.us. Bobcat and fisher permits must be purchased

before Dec. 20, 2014.

iF you Harvest a BoBcat or FisHer:
A permitted person taking a bobcat or fisher shall, immediately before removing the animal from
the location of the taking, fully complete and attach to the animal the carcass tag furnished with
the permit. CITES tags will be issued for bobcats that may be exported or sold. The tag shall remain
attached to the animal until it is mounted, tanned, made into a commercial fur or prepared for
consumption. A CITES tag is not required for a fisher pelt. A permitted person taking a bobcat
or fisher shall report the harvest to the Game Commission within 48 hours of the taking by using the agency website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), by using the Interactive Voice Response system by
calling 1-855-PAHUNT1 (1-855-724-8681), or calling the nearest region office (phone numbers
for region offices are listed in the front of this Digest).
Avoiding Otter Captures: The river otter population continues to increase through natural expansion
of existing populations and reintroduction efforts. Trappers are urged to learn to identify otter sign
and, where otters exist, to adopt the following recommendations to avoid the accidental capture of
otters while trapping beavers: When using snares, set snare loops at 10 to 12 inches in diameter. Use
baited sets for beavers where feasible. Avoid main channels in ponds and primary crossings where otter sign is present. Report accidental otter captures to your local wildlife conservation officer through
your Pennsylvania Game Commission region office.

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