Bobcat Ecology, Diet, and Ranging Behavior in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia,  2016--2019

This project was one of the first to use GPS collar on Bobcats, because existing collars were previously too big to put on a species of this diminutive size. We examined Bobcat spatial ecology including the influence of gender and season on habitat use, and the importance of forest disturbance such as prescribed fire and timber harvest on Bobcat resource selection.

We thank the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for the majority of the funding. Visit Dave McNitt's Twitter page for more information.

Click here for a nice video of a Bobcat release.