Arkansas bobcat fur harvest records were examined in relation to forest cover, furbuyer distribution, and price. Availability of forest cover correlated with areas of greatest harvest, and a dynamic forest products industry in southern Arkansas is believed to support a greater density, and therefore greater harvest, of bobcats. Comparison of furbuyer distribution with harvest level among physiographic regions suggested that the fur industry in southern Arkansas could expand. Prices increased dramatically in the 1970's, and 94.5% of the variation in harvest level could be explained by price.
Tumlison, C. Renn and McDaniel, V. Rick
"Harvest Trends of the Bobcat (Felix Rufus) in Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 40
, Article 26.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol40/iss1/26