The Top 7 Most Likely Places To Encounter Bobcats In The United States

California: Covered habitats in southern California, including chaparral, sagebrush, and thick brush, are likely spots to encounter bobcats.

Texas: Thriving throughout the state, bobcats, numbering as many as 200,000, are particularly prevalent in the brush country of south Texas.

North Carolina: With over 125,000 bobcats, wooded areas of the Coastal Plain region and mountains are prime locations, although encounters are more common at night.

Colorado: Adaptable to various habitats, bobcats in Colorado reside in juniper woodlands and snowy landscapes, with urban encounters dependent on proximity

Georgia: Mixed forests and agricultural areas with wooded growth on the margins are favored by bobcats in Georgia, where they generally avoid human activity.

Oregon: While signs like scratch marks and paw prints are common, encounters are rare, especially in western Oregon, where bobcats are most prevalent

Arizona: Bobcats adapt to habitats across Arizona, including the Sonoran desert and chaparral areas, with sightings in urban outskirts, rarely causing trouble for residents.