Committee to Take Up Bobcat Hunting, Trapping Season

Apr 1, 2016


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A Legislative committee is preparing to review a state proposal for a bobcat and hunting season in New Hampshire that's received much public opposition.

The 10-member Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules is meeting Friday morning at Representatives' Hall.

In February, New Hampshire's Fish and Game Commission narrowly approved a bobcat hunting and trapping season after more than a quarter-century. Fifty bobcat permits would be issued through a lottery.

The proposal generated the biggest response it's received during a public comment period in years, and most of it was negative.

The committee may make objections to the proposal. It also may vote to sponsor a joint resolution to delay the plan's adoption for a limited time for the Legislature to consider it.