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One Last Catch

  • Dave Mayo, of Cornish, N.H., examines the paws and claws of a bobcat he hunted earlier in the day with his bluetick hound Jenny, held by Mayo's brother John, in Windsor, Vt., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2018. The 33 pound cat was shot in Cavendish, Vt., and Mayo stopped to show his brother before selling it to a taxidermist on the second-to-last day of bobcat season. "This is a cat that I've probably ran before and never got him," said Mayo, who gets a license to hunt bobcat in Vermont because New Hampshire closed its season on the animals in the early 1980s. A proposal by New Hampshire Fish and Game to hold an annual lottery for 50 bobcat hunting permits was withdrawn in the spring of 2016 due to objections from legislators. Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts permit bobcat hunting, and in Vermont, hunters must turn over the carcass of the animal to Fish and Wildlife biologists for study after it has been skinned. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Friday, February 09, 2018