GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The owners of a commercial bobcat fur farm are looking to relocate from the bustling oilfield region in western North Dakota to a quieter area in central Montana.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park 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, says the facility would raise bobcats for their furs, which would be sold in the commercial fur industry worldwide.

Schultz tells the Great Falls Tribune that bobcat fur is used for trim, hats and coats in some countries.

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


Information from: Great Falls Tribune,