Pennsylvania Bobcat

Scientific Name: Felis rufus
Season and Limit: See Furbearer Hunting Season / Trapping Season

Pennsylvania's only wild cat, the bobcat is smaller than many folks imagine—little larger than a big house cat. It feeds mainly on small mammals such as mice, rats, voles, rabbits and hares, as well as on birds. Once quite common in the state, the bobcat population has declined since the 1920s. Favored habitat of brushy forest has matured across much of the state, leaving them with fewer places to live. Most bobcats are found in the wilder parts of the state. The bobcat was declared a game animal and given total protection here in 1970.

Bobcat Wildlife Note
Trackin' Cats
Wildlife Management Units
Bobcat Kitten Study - 6.96 MB WMU

Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110-9797