Bobcat fur farm looks to move from North Dakota to Montana

2014-07-27T12:30:00Z 2014-07-28T13:50:09Z Bobcat fur farm looks to move from North Dakota to MontanaThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 27, 2014 12:30 pm  • 

Bobcat fur farm looks to move from N.D.

GREAT FALLS — The owners of a commercial bobcat fur farm are looking to relocate from the bustling oil field region in western North Dakota to a quieter area in central Montana.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is taking public comments on the proposed 150-foot-by-140-foot animal facility where bobcats would be housed in separate pens inside the facility near Roy in Fergus County.

Larry Schultz, who owns the business with his wife, said the facility would raise bobcats for their furs, which would be sold in the commercial fur industry worldwide.

Schultz said that bobcat fur is used for trim, hats and coats in some countries.

Schultz said noise and dust from oil drilling near their farm in Arnegard in western North Dakota isn’t good for raising bobcats.

— From Gazette news services

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