Indiana DNR looks for person who fatally shot bobcat
Bobcat found fatally shot in Montgomery Co.
Last Updated: 366 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana conservation officers are looking for someone who shot a bobcat in central Indiana.
Department of Natural Resources Cpl. Blaine Gillan said the animal's shooting was reported Thursday in Montgomery County, northwest of Indianapolis.
Gillan said the bobcat died of a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.
The bobcat weighed 29 pounds. Bobcats range in size from 15 to 30 pounds.
Bobcats are protected under state law. Gillan said a special license is required to shoot a bobcat if it is a nuisance, or for scientific purposes.
Gillan said he hadn't received any reports of nuisance bobcats in the area.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the DNR at 1-800-TIP-IDNR or www.in.gov/dnr.
A cash reward is offered and callers can remain anonymous.
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