Estimating Bobcat Abundance in Michigan

By Deb Martell, MS State University; Dr. Jerrold Belant, MS State University and Dr. Dean Beyer, MI DNR 1. A bobcat (Lynx rufus) caught on camera at a hair snare site. Estimating wildlife abundance is important for effective management and understanding species’ ecology, including predator-prey relationships.  Use of DNA-based identification of individuals from tissue samples …