i have a spot in allamuchy where I saw two this sat, unbelievable beautiful animals they were killing mice in the fielkd and tossing them back forth to each other, my son wanted me to shoot them. Last one I saw was fiftenn years ago in jefferson.
If you call the Division to report sightings, it will help speed up the process to have them de-listed as state endangered. But word of caution, you don't want to report them on your own property, always give nearby public land. The reason being that all endangered species sightings are recorded and when you go to apply for a permit to build a deck or add an addition, etc., the endangered species sighting will red flag and can sometimes cause delays in your permits. Not always, but word of advice from someone that applies for DEP permits for river restoration work constantly and who has to deal with lots of delays for animals and plants most of us never even knew existed.
Maybe I was correct. They have been seen in Somerset!!!!
"The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame
Species Program (ENSP) conducted a scent post survey in 1995 and confirmed bobcat
presence in Sussex, Warren, Morris, and Passaic counties. In addition, reliable bobcat
sightings have been reported from Mercer, Somerset, Bergen, Burlington, Ocean,
Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem counties (Sciascia, pers. comm. 1997"