Estimates are available on the distance that bobcats travel daily. Males normally travel further than females. Also, it depends upon the season as to how far they travel.
Bobcats travel as little as 2.6 km (1.6 miles) to 18.5 km (11.5 miles) per day. During the mating season they travel longer distances. The estimates are derived from two sources, (1) snow tracking and (2) radio tracking. To travel 10 kms at 0.6 km/hr would take 16.7 hours.
As to the rate of travel, bobcats move slowly from 0.1 km/h to 0.6 km/h. In western Arkansas the average rate of travel was 2.2 km/h. When bobcats move between areas they can travel faster.
Studies report that males move farther and at a faster rate than females. This may be a reflection of the larger male home ranges.
The largest home ranges of the bobcat are at the northern limits of this wild cat species’ distribution. In the Adirondacks (the Adirondack Mountains form a massif in northeastern New York, United States) male home ranges averaged 325 km². Female home ranges in this area averaged 86 km².
Although there is considerable variation in the size of home ranges of the bobcat, in Southern California female bobcats have a home range of 60 hectares. In upstate New York male bobcats have a home range of 32,570 hectares.
Toweill DE 1986 Resource partitioning by bobcats and coyotes in a coniferous forest PhD dissertation Oregon State Uni, Corvallis & three other sources as referred to in Wild Cats of the World by Mel and Fiona Sunquist.