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Conservation > Wildlife Management Bobcat

The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is one of the most widely spread and adaptable carnivores in North America. Bobcats serve as a top predator in many ecosystems. Their ecological role and economic value as furbearers are the primary motivations behind research and management.

Harvest Reports

To view annual harvest reports, click here. 

Hunting & Trapping Guide

Bobcats are classified as a furbearer in Montana. Only Montana residents may hunt or trap furbearers and a license is required. Bobcats are the only furbearer that may be hunted in Montana.


Is it a Lynx or Bobcat?

Corie Rice at Montana WILD explains the different features that can help you determine if you are looking at a Lynx, or a bobcat.