Maybe you should ask the PA. Game Commission.
But in my opinion 1 is enough to keep the cats in balance.
Between the callers,trappers and dog hunting 1 seems about right to me.
I would guess that different parts of the state have less or more pressure.
Every NY management unit from Lake Erie to Binghamton that touches the PA border has no limit on bobcats during the NY season. They are Pa bobcats crossing the border. Here along that border, with the amount of bobcat sign that I have been seeing I cant see where a longer trapping season....possibly extending as far as the February deadline (with a yearly limit of one) will make that much of a difference. ....if NY is allowing a unlimited bag limit on our cats.
A few years ago their where lots of trappers looking to catch a cat mainly because they never caught or killed one.Now that most have a tanned fur or a mount I see very little trapping pressure in my area.It also has a lot to due with fur prices being way down.So in my area I think they could up it to 2 cats a year.I have took a few walks in the snow this year and saw lots of cat tracks.I have never trapped up north but I know they hunt them with dogs up their and trap so it could be different. What are you guys up North seeing?
The bobcat biologist is considering shortening the season because he thinks we are harvesting too many! Where is this data???
i'm not positive but i think that is incorrect . i remember reading that the reason wa the data showed it was taking trappers and hunters more time to harvest a cat , which (in their mind ) equated to less cats . not sure that is reliable science !