The rise and fall of bobcat populations in New Hampshire: Relevance of historical harvests to understanding current patterns of abundance and distribution

@inproceedings{Litvaitis2006TheRA,
  title={The rise and fall of bobcat populations in New Hampshire: Relevance of historical harvests to understanding current patterns of abundance and distribution},
  author={John A. Litvaitis and Jeffrey P. Tash and Charrish L. Stevens},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract Harvest records reveal that populations of bobcats ( Lynx rufus ) in New Hampshire have undergone substantial changes during the past 200 years. In the 1800s, a nearly continuous bounty program resulted in annual harvests that averaged ∼30 bobcats. Harvests increased in 1915, and fluctuated from 100 to 400 bobcats during the 1920s through the 1950s. In 1959, harvests peaked at 421 and then rapidly declined. By 1970, payment was made on only 10 bobcats, and legal status was changed from… CONTINUE READING
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