Information on Nebraska Furbearer Species
Contact the nearest conservation officer or Game and Parks office to have a bobcat tagged; also:
- All bobcats harvested must be registered and tagged by Game and Parks within two calendar days of the close of the season.
- All bobcats harvested must be tagged before the pelt is sold.
- To prepare a carcass for tagging, create a small hole and insert a Popsicle stick, pencil or similar object between the lower eyelid and the eye so the stick exits behind the upper lip, this will allow the bobcat to be tagged even when frozen.
- Otherwise, bring bobcats in thawed or skinned.
Bobcats harvested in the following counties must be checked at official Game and Parks check stations:
Saunders, Lancaster, Gage, Sarpy, Pawnee, Johnson, Richardson, Nemaha, Otoe, and Cass.
Check stations – The following are bobcat check stations, most offices are closed on holidays:
- Indian Cave State Park: 65296 702 Road, Shubert; (402) 883-2575
- Wymore: R & D Bottle Shop, 403 S. 14th St.; Last Sunday in February, noon-4 p.m.; (402) 645-3718
- Lincoln: Game and Parks, 2200 N. 33rd St.; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium: 21502 W. Nebraska Hwy. 31, Gretna; Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.4:30 p.m.; closed on holidays
- Omaha: Game and Parks, 1212 Bob Gibson Blvd; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. -5 p.m.
- Plattsmouth: Schilling Wildlife Management Area, 17614 Refuge Road; office not always staffed; (402) 296-0041
- Tecumseh: Osage Wildlife Management Area, 73181 619th Ave.; office not always staffed; (402) 335-2534
Furbearing and Non-game Mammals Program Manager
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
2200 N. 33rd St.
Lincoln, NE 68503