that the MDNR, at the urging of the organized hound hunters, are most likely going to have the UP bobcat bag limit reduced this season to one cat per person, despite the MDNR, according to Adam Bump, having two different models with one showing only a slight decrease in the UP bobcat population and while the other shows a stable bobcat population? If, according the MDNR's own population models, the population is only slightly down, or even stable, I don't feel the MDNR is doing their job and properly managing the resource by endorsing the reduced bag limits without any BIOLOGICAL scientific facts that prove the bobcat population is in need of a reduced bag limit, or what all of the contributing factors are that are causing the ALLEGED population crisis. And without those facts how can the MDNR address how to correct this ALLEGED downturn in the population? Decreasing the bag limit does not address the ALLEGED downturn in the bobcat population as it does nothing to limit the total harvest that could take place. THE ONLY WAY TO LIMIT THE HARVEST IS THROUGH A LOTTERY DRAWING WITH AN INDIVIDUAL BOBCAT MANAGEMENT UNIT HARVEST QUOTA FOR EACH BOBCAT MANAGEMENT UNIT AND A TOTAL HARVEST QUOTA FOR THE ENTIRE UP! Short of those two quota systems being implemented the MDNR and NRC will not be properly addressing an ALLEGED bobcat population downturn that needs their immediate attention, but they will be making a political decision in favor of the organized hound hunter associations while throwing biological science based wildlife management out the window. Now, ask yourself who would benefit from having a one bobcat limit per person in the UP? Not the trapper! Not the individual solo bobcat hunter! The only people who would benefit from a one bobcat bag limit would be those who are commercial guides that pursue bobcats, and hounds men who hunt bobcats, and coyotes, in social groups. And that is why the organized hound hunting groups have been pushing this issue for the past several years at the furbearer working group meetings. This is just another attack on trapping by the organized hound hunting groups, in cooperation with the MDNR and NRC. IF the hound hunting groups were genuinely concerned about the bobcat population why not just propose a three to five year closed season on bobcats to allow them to repopulate and allow the MDNR to study and implement a recovery program? That at least would make more biological sense than a reduced bag limit per person that does nothing to address the ALLEGED issue. But that would negatively impact their hunting opportunities, which is what this all about anyways if the truth would be told. They want more bobcats and less competition for them. That is the bottom line. What do you guys say?