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  • Lloyds appoints JP Morgan, Citi

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  • Edgars Stores Limited ( 2018 Circular

    first_imgEdgars Stores Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 circular For more information about Edgars Stores Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Edgars Stores Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Edgars Stores Limited (  2018 circular Company ProfileEdgars Stores Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The company retails a range of high-quality casualwear clothing, footwear and accessories for children, ladies and gents in branded stores in Zimbabwe. The company operates three divisions: Edgars Chain, Jet Chain and Manufacturing. Its fashion retail outlets fall under the Edgars and Jet brands, with the retail brand Express falling under Jet Stores. Edgars Stores Limited also manufacture and retail a range of locally-made clothing; acquiring the Carousel Clothing factory in 1974 and the Jeans Company in 1993. Its core business is casualwear and accessories with a subsidiary division providing funeral and hospital insurance services. Edgars was founded in 1946 and today, is the market leader in casualwear and accessories in Zimbabwe. Its headquarters are in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.last_img read more

  • The Royal Mail share price is rising. Here’s what I’d do now

    first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Alan Oscroft Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 26th May, 2020 | More on: RMG Rico Back stepping down from his chief executive role at Royal Mail Group (LSE: RMG) on 15 May surprised me. Despite the company’s ills, I wasn’t seeing obvious signs of trouble at the top. But the market reaction was positive, and the Royal Mail share price has gained 10% since the announcement.And it’s not just due to a return of positive sentiment to the FTSE 100 in the past couple of weeks. No, the index has gained only 5.5% over the same period. Is this apparent upturn in sentiment a sign that it’s finally time to buy Royal Mail shares?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Before we get too excited, we should remember the past few years. Since a peak in May 2018, the Royal Mail share price has plunged 70%. That’s largely been due to trouble introducing change at the company, to keep up with the competition. But getting change accepted by the unionised labour force has not been easy. And the threat of industrial action seems to be perpetually lurking.Perpetual disputeManagement has been claiming the workers won’t accept change, and the union has accused management of not sticking to agreements. I really don’t know who is right and who is wrong (though I can’t help seeing some of the blame falling on both sides). But the failure to resolve these problems has been very damaging to the Royal Mail share price. So, chronic management inability to implement change and a disgruntled workforce. Hmm, maybe I can see why change at the top was needed. Then again, is the company’s track record of stagnation due to deeper rooted problems? And will the ousting of Mr Back really result in any significant change?He had only had a couple of years to make his mark, and established companies can be very difficult to steer on a new course. But the slow progress clearly was behind the board’s dissatisfaction. The Royal Mail’s announcement spoke of the need for an “accelerated pace of change across the business.“Royal Mail share price tempting?But is the Royal Mail share price something we should be tempted by now? That’s our most important question. And I’m torn. The company is in for a very tough year, according to forecasts. But as my Motley Fool colleague Roland Head has pointed out, the firm does not carry much debt.Net debt stood at a little under £1.4bn at the interim stage, against revenue of almost £5.2bn. On top of that, there’s a property portfolio valued at £3.1bn. So, the balance sheet looks good. And I see no real risk of the company falling into liquidity difficulties.But against that, to take the plunge with the Royal Mail share price, I’d really like to see some progress on the industrial relations front. And some sign of an improving outlook for profits. I think the next six months could be telling, and I’m going to wait and watch. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The Royal Mail share price is rising. Here’s what I’d do now “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

  • 32% of Donegal births to unmarried parents

    first_imgNews WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleSenator Brian O’Domhnaill returned to SeanadNext articleGardai arrest three men after Letterkenny crime spree News Highland center_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Almost 35 per cent of all babies born in the country between July and September last year were to unmarried parents.There were 537 births in Donegal, 32% of them to unmarried parents. The birthrate in Donegal was slightly below the national average.There were 298 deaths in the county over the same period.Nationally, the data also highlights cancer as the leading cause of death among 45 to 74 years olds, while accidents and suicides account for the highest number of deaths in the 15 to 44 age group. 32% of Donegal births to unmarried parents Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson By News Highland – April 27, 2011 Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

  • Man arrested in Tyrone ATM robbery probe

    first_imgNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp A PSNI team probing the theft of cash machines has arrested a 44 year old man in Fermanagh.He was detained in Derrylin on suspicion of attempted theft and criminal damage in Co Tyrone on June 29th last year.A total of thirteen ATM’s were stolen in Northern Ireland in the past year.Less money is now being stored in machines deemed vulnerable to attacks. Facebook Twittercenter_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – January 19, 2010 Google+ Man arrested in Tyrone ATM robbery probe Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleGRA won’t rule out strike as questionnaire is sent to membersNext articleHSE urged to invest savings into mental health services News Highland Twitterlast_img read more

  • Warning issued after conmen call to Inishowen households

    first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook By News Highland – September 11, 2017 Twitter The owner of Moville Tool Hire in Inishowen has reiterated that his company does not conduct sales on a door to door basis.It follows reports in recent weeks of people selling equipment such as power washers in Inishowen wearing jackets bearing the company’s name and handing out business cards which appear to be genuine.Bernard Quigg spoke to Greg Hughes today on the Ten to One Show:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Twitter Warning issued after conmen call to Inishowen households News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Google+ WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Facebook Previous articleNo formal funding for iCare since service began 17 years agoNext articleRepair costs for Inishowen flooding estimated at over €15 million News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

  • House of Hope to host open house for Adult, Teen Challenge in Brundidge

    first_imgSkip Latest Stories You Might Like Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “They will be committed to successfully getting back into society and the House of Hope will support and encourage them in their efforts,” Poe said. “The Alabama Teen Challenge House of Hope Banquet is a way for the community can contribute to the successful efforts of these women to turn their lives around.”Tables and tickets for the banquet are available by calling 334-672-3900 or emailing [email protected] Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “A director will be on site at the House of Hope and the women who reside there will all have completed a 12-month rehab program with Alabama Adult and Teen Challenge,” Poe said. “These women will not have restored relationships or don’t have a place where they can return. They will be drug tested periodically and will have to attend church and have a job. The program is planned to help the women successfully re-enter society.”Poe said the women at House of Hope will sincerely want to turn their lives around. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell REMEMBERED: Pike County Korean War veterans awarded medals Words are to inadequate to express appreciation for those who have gone onto foreign soil in defense of freedom. Troy… read more Tickets for the Alabama Teen Challenge House of Hope Banquet are $10 for individuals. Corporate and sponsor tables are $800 for eight plus $10 each for the meal.The purpose of the banquet is to raise funds for the operating budget for the House of Hope.Poe said the annual operating expenses for the House of Hope are estimated at $30,000.center_img Print Article The Alabama Adult and Teen Challenge in Brundidge will host open house for the House of Hope from 3 until 5 p.m. on March 29 and follow with a banquet at 6:30 p.m. at J. Michelle’s at 11400 U.S. Highway 231 north of Brundidge.Mary Poe, who along with her husband Bobby Poe, founded the House of Hope, said the banquet is a fundraising contributor to the annual operating expenses for the Alabama Adult and Teen Challenge House of Hope. “We invite everyone to open house at the House of Hope and then to join us at J. Michelle’s to learn more about the House of Hope and what it will mean to  women who are dedicated to turning their lives around after battling drug and alcohol addictions,” Mary Poe said. “Ed Wilson, executive director of Alabama Adult Teen Challenge, will be the featured speaker at the banquet and several students will share their testimonies as to what Teen Challenge has meant to them. Their testimonies will give insight into the positive impact on the people who support Alabama Adult and Teen Challenge. It will be an informative and inspiring evening.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content House of Hope to host open house for Adult, Teen Challenge in Brundidge Published 3:00 am Wednesday, February 13, 2019 By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

  • No place like home?

    first_imgInan age of work-life balance policies, setting up a desk at home can seem to bethe ideal solution.  But organisationsmust provide support to staff outside the main site – not just leave them toget on with itFor more and more British workers, the days of commuting into work appear tobe numbered. Last year, using government data, the Institute of EmploymentStudies estimated that one in 17 British workers now teleworks from home, anincrease of 19 per cent on the year before. And the Confederation of BritishIndustry says 23 per cent of employers are introducing teleworking. Homeworking offers the attraction of letting workers manage their time moreflexibly, while freeing up valuable office space and cutting overheads foremployers. Yet companies need to be wary before rushing into a teleworking scheme.There are numerous legal, health and safety and occupational health issues thatneed to be addressed if a teleworking initiative is to be a success. Research by Dr Sandi Mann, senior lecturer and occupational psychologist atthe University of Central Lancashire, has found that working from home, ifmanaged wrongly, can lead to employees suffering higher levels of stress andemotional difficulties than their office-based colleagues. In a study of 14 teleworkers in the telecoms and banking sectors, Dr Mannfound there are significant benefits to be had from homeworking. Less travel(cited by 57 per cent), a better working environment (50 per cent) and fewerdistractions (43 per cent) all rated highly. But the other side of the coin is that 57 per cent of those polledcomplained of isolation, half said they are actually working longer hours and28 per cent feel they lack support. Other complaints include less sick leave(cited by 21 per cent), less career progression (14 per cent) and greater costs(7 per cent). DrMann concedes that, while her sample was small, her findings throw up the needfor more research into the potential emotional and occupational health problemsfaced by employees working from home. “Companies need to make sure they are thinking about the psychologicaleffects of working from home – the isolation and frustration, particularly withthe technology. How are they going to reduce the isolating effects?” shesays. “People feel they need to be available at their desk or phone all thetime. They tend to work much longer hours than if they were in the office. Thatis not safe for their long-term health.” Businesses need to have overt occupational health policies in place from theword go, she argues. In some cases, a change in thinking has to take place. “At home, it is very difficult to prove that you are working, but in anoffice you can be seen to be working. There has to be an explicit expression oftrust,” she adds. According to Roger Steel, a partner at law firm Eversheds, there is a raftof legal and contractual issues which firms should make watertight beforeallowing workers to head for home: – Is a worker breaching the terms of a mortgage or lease and is he/she stillcovered by housing and contents insurance? – If regular supplies are being delivered, is there access? – What happens if there is a burglary or the worker suddenly decides to movehouse? – Is your software agreement applicable out of the office? – What if a partner is employed by the competition? Remuneration – such as the loss of a company car or London weighting –should also be considered, as well as the right to consult with trade unions,suggests Steel. Other key issues are hours of work and, critically, the healthand safety of the working environment. “It is pretty much beyond doubt that it is the employer’sresponsibility to go to the place of work, in other words the home, and checkthat it is a safe environment. Are there, for instance, cables trailing acrossthe floor, can the baby stick a rattle in the socket?” he says. “It is imperative that it is not just the HR managers who write downwhat the terms and conditions are,” adds Steel. “You need to consultwith the IT people, the health and safety people and the security people.Everyone has to be involved before the contract is formulated.” Isolation allied with a poor workstation and bad ergonomics tend to be thebig three occupational health problems when it comes to working from home, saysKit Artus, director of occupational health consultancy Cheviot Artus. “If you are employing somebody, then the place they are working orgainfully employed becomes the place of work. There is a duty of care in termsof standards, the environment, the equipment and the workstation,” shesays. “The coffee machine culture is in many ways our support. If someone isworking in isolation, that does not always occur.” The person doing the occupational health risk assessment – whether they comefrom HR or the occupational health department – needs to be competent.Crucially, that person needs to be aware of the limits of their knowledge, andrealise when a health and safety or OH concern should be referred on. “There should be a policy, and the policy can outline minimumrequirements and a minimum strategy or it can be one that goes beyond that.There is often a culture that sees homeworking as a lower hazard, but it ishigh risk,” she says. And businesses need to accommodate the fact that workers are generallysocial animals who need contact with other people from time to time, arguesProfessor Adrian Furnham, a professor of psychology at University College,London. “Homeworkers have to be very self-disciplined – they have to check in.It is very easy to go down to the fridge or do some cleaning or gardening.People do not get enough feedback. Do they have a sense of the mother ship, oris there a loss of a sense of identity?” he asks. One company that has pioneered homeworking is the Co-operative Bank,initially in its debt management division (see case study) and latterly withits financial advisers. Alison Booth, HR development manager at the bank, says it has 60 financialadvisers working from home and going out to meet clients, in a scheme thatstarted last May. The bank conducts personality tests on staff who want to work from home, andit will install equipment and sort out any tax and insurance issues. Home assessments are carried out by the employees themselves, but thecompany will do a follow-up if any particular issues arise. “If you work at home alone, the isolation in itself can cause stress.When advisers come in for their monthly meetings, if they are finding itdifficult or it is not working, then we will bring them back into theoffice,” says Booth. “The best rule of thumb is that we do not treat people working fromhome in a different way to how we treat those in the office,” she adds. The advisers have additional terms of employment in the contractsclassifying their home as their workplace, a mileage allowance, set hours ofwork and an allowance for heating and lighting. They are also given a papershredder for confidential documents, a lockable filing cabinet and virusdetection technology. At the Nationwide, Britain’s biggest building society, a formal health andsafety policy for homeworkers was put in place 18 months ago, although thecompany had been operating an informal system since 1993. “Wefocused on health and safety around the workstation, setting up lighting,having support and so on, and making sure that they were not doing themselvesinjury or harm. It is about having the right training and support,” saysDenise Walker, head of corporate personnel. The protocol covers equipment – including hardware, software and IT support– as well as assessing people’s capabilities and financial issues. Homeworkers are issued with information about what to do if there is anaccident in the home, as well as health and safety videos. There is no psychometric testing, but extensive discussions are held withthe employee and manager before the go-ahead is given. In addition, a supportgroup, called HUG, has also been set up for the 65 or so formal homeworkers. Others find a less formal approach works for them. At management consultancyPricewaterhouseCoopers, the emphasis is very much on the consultant outlininghow he or she wants to work, and what they need. According to partner Kevin Delany, in the six or seven years the company hasbeen operating a homeworking policy, the emphasis has shifted from simplysetting people up at home to ensuring they stay involved in the life of thebusiness. “People are realising that working from home is not as much fun aseveryone thought it was going to be. People want to come into the office simplyto speak to other people and get some sparks going. It is about beinginclusive,” he says. The company has about 14,000-15,000 UK staff who work from home, and whilethere are guidelines and packs available, it is left very much to theconsultants to provide a specification to fit their needs. There is a global computer system that all staff can log on to remotely, andeveryone is issued with laptops when they are recruited. However, the sense ofisolation, or simply a feeling of neglect, can still be an issue. “It has been the biggest problem – the ability to support people whoare away from the office for any particular time,” says Delany. “Itis very easy to let performance appraisals slip, but you just have to make themhappen. “You have to keep people updated. You can go out on a 15-month projectand come back and find there are 15 new people working on your floor.” Case Study: Stuart MillsOut of sight, out of mindWhen Stuart Mills was offered the chance to work from home with an Internetstart-up, he hoped it would allow him to spend time with his young daughter andto be more his own boss. And, as the job entailed visiting clients along the M4corridor, he was not unduly worried that he would be stuck at home all day,every day. But it quickly became clear that the company, which was selling an onlinerecruitment package to businesses, had not thought through the issues ofworking from home. “The technical set-up was outstanding,” he says,”with a top-of-the-range laptop, online access via a mobile phone,software, printer and a car. But they did not come and assess the house at all,and I had to go into debt to buy my own desk. I was told I could not claim iton expenses.” Things went from bad to worse as it became apparent there were problems withthe business, too. There was no central sales or client database and,crucially, the technology he was selling often did not work. But head officewas not prepared to listen to any concerns from its salesmen. “It was a real morale-deadener. You’d write reports and they were neverreally followed up. I began to get a bit stressed, and I was ill for a briefwhile, but when I mentioned it at a review, they were not veryunderstanding.” To make matters worse, there was no facility to enable members of theselling team to keep in touch. While there was a formal meeting every Monday,”it just ended up with us sitting around having a bit of whinge”, explainsMills. “People began to resent coming in.” He continues, “Overall, I felt pretty isolated. If I spoke to anyone,it was my colleagues – people who were in the same boat as me. I didn’t feel Icould approach the people who were bankrolling the thing.” Eventually, as the company began to run into cash problems, the sales teamwas offered the choice of taking a £6,000 pay-off or signing a new contractwith worse conditions. Mills took the first option, and has since gone on to a far preferable job. “Iam a pretty hard-working, diligent person but it was like trying to sell awhite elephant, eventually.” Case Study: Kirsty MilnePreparation key to home successKirsty Milne, a debt management specialist with the Co-operative Bank inManchester, has been working from her home in Leek, Staffordshire, since July1995. From the outset, the bank – one of the first UK financial institutions tooffer homeworking – has bent over backwards to make her feel no different fromany other employee, she says. Before setting her up, the bank carried out a thorough health and safetyevaluation of her home. It was also in the habit of conducting psychometrictesting on all employees who wanted to work from home to see if they werelikely to be up to the job. “It paid for all the equipment, made sure the installation and spacingwas correct and so on. It put in a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit,offered a foot stool. In effect, you got everything you would get if you werein the office,” Milne says. The homeworking project was at first run as a six-month trial, but it hasbeen extended to a permanent arrangement. The debt management homeworking team works set shifts – for instance, 7.30amto 3.30pm, 9am to 4pm, or 9.30am to 4.30pm, but everyone has their lunch at thesame time to encourage communication. A team meeting is held at the Manchester head office every fortnight, andstaff are encouraged to communicate with their manager at other times. “The HR department was very thorough. They made sure all the equipmentwas right, all the telephone lines were in, all the bills came back to the bankand there was provision for a tax allowance for electricity and heating,”says Milne. “I think you have to be an extremely outgoing person to work from home.All the people I know who work from home are very sociable. “If you were introverted, you could become very isolated, and if yoursocial life revolves around your job, it could be a problem,” she adds. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. No place like home?On 15 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

  • Wildlife Board approves final permits for cougar, bobcat hunts in 2019-20

    first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Wildlife Board approved slightly more cougar permits and slightly fewer bobcat permits for the 2019-20 hunts during the board meeting on Thursday.Cougar permit recommendationsAs with each wildlife species in Utah, cougars are managed according to guidelines established in a management plan, which includes regulated hunting. DWR biologists make determinations and gather input from hunters, individuals who don’t hunt, and livestock producers, who sometimes have sheep killed by cougars. The plan is then finalized and approved by the Utah Wildlife Board. The current management plan was established in 2015 and expires in 2025. However, adjustments can be made as needed depending on changes in cougar population numbers.“Our goal is to maintain a healthy cougar population within the current distribution of the species across Utah, while also considering human and livestock safety, as well as the health of other wildlife species that cougars prey on,” DWR game mammals program coordinator Darren DeBloois said. “As part of this, we factor in a proportion of older age animals, breeding females and healthy cougars in the population.”Because Utah’s cougar populations are meeting the established guidelines in the management plan, the wildlife board approved a slight increase in the number of permits for the 2019-2020 hunting season, as proposed by DWR biologists. They approved 690 permits, which is an additional 46 from last year’s hunt. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that more cougars will be harvested this year.“Cougars are tough to hunt,” DeBloois said. “Not every hunter who gets a permit will harvest one.”DWR biologists estimate that the cougar population has been increasing for several years in Utah.The board also approved a three-year management cycle for cougar hunts, which means permit numbers and quotas will remain stable for the next three years unless biological concerns require more immediate action.Changes to cougar huntsThere are also a few other changes for this year’s hunt. The new weapon rule amendment recently approved for big game hunts was also approved for the cougar hunts. The new rule allows handgun-archery-muzzleloader-shotgun-only hunts for cougars and bobcats. Weapons used in these hunts have to meet current specifications in the rules, including additional pistol specifications.The other change approved by the wildlife board requires hunters to provide the location of where they killed their cougar, when they check it in with DWR personnel.“This will provide additional data on where cougars are being harvested around the state and will help us give more tailored recommendations for specific permit numbers on the various hunting units,” DeBloois said.Visit the DWR website for the different season dates and quota numbers for cougars.Bobcat permit recommendationsThe bobcat management plan includes three categories for maintaining a healthy population:  the number of juvenile bobcats harvested each year, the number of females harvested and a target survival rate for adults. Because all three of those parameters indicated a declining population, the wildlife board approved a slight decrease in permits for this year.“Lower bobcat population numbers may be related to the decrease in the number of rabbits in the state, which is a big food source for bobcats,” DeBloois said.The board also approved a bobcat hunting season that is one week shorter, which will run from Nov. 20 to March 1, 2020. They also approved lowering the number of permits that a person can buy to five, rather than last year’s six. And the board approved capping the total number of permits sold at 80% of last year’s total, which will allow a maximum of 6,460 permits for this year.The board also approved a three-year management cycle for bobcats, as well. Tags: Bobcat Hunts/Cougar Hunts/DWR Robert Lovell August 22, 2019 /Sports News – Local Wildlife Board approves final permits for cougar, bobcat hunts in 2019-20 Written bylast_img read more