YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - Hunters and conservation officers say that South Dakota's first bobcat season east of the Missouri River appears to have been a success.
Nearly three dozen bobcats were harvested during the 23-day season. It ended Dec. 30.
Yankton resident Mitch Johnson says he got his bobcat along the James River in a thick cedar tree-covered area. He says he caught the cat in a trap.
Game Warden Sam Schelhaas of Yankton County says he was pleased with the initial East River season. In the five counties affected, 33 bobcats were killed.
The Yankton Press & Dakotan reports (http://bit.ly/VWDPcJ ) that the harvested carcasses were sent to officials in Sioux Falls for testing. Biologists are compiling data such as age, gender, litter rates and food sources.
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