Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Oklahoma
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Oklahoma Project

Status and trends in bobcat populations

January 2018 - June 2022


Participating Agencies

  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Bobcat (Lynx rufus) are one of the most harvested furbearers in Oklahoma and can represent a significant source of additional income for trappers. Despite this, their secretive nature and their widespread distribution inhibits monitoring. This project is in collaboration with Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma State University, University of Central Oklahoma, and student chapters of The Wildlife Society to assess trends and estimate abundance of bobcats in several areas of interest. This project will provide valuable data on bobcats and their prey that will help further their conservation in the state.