CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department says it has withdrawn its proposal to hold a bobcat hunting and trapping season, after a legislative committee objected to it and amid strong opposition from many in the state.
The department released a statement Wednesday saying it withdrew the proposal after considering the objection by the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules. The committee said the state hadn't gotten the OK from federal regulators who oversee protection of a lynx that shares the same habitat.
The department consulted with the Fish and Game Commission, which had approved the return of a limited season after hunting and trapping was banned in 1989.
Most of the testimony at the committee hearing was in opposition to the season.
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