The annual quota for bobcats has been removed. According to Iowa DNR Conservation Officer, Wes Gould, previously, once the limit was reached the season would close, but now it will end when the furbearer season ends. Also, a recent decision opened up bobcat hunting to more counties in the southern portion of the state, including Iowa. The animal is trapped for its pelt, which are sold for $75 to $150. The furbearer season begins in November.