Illinois Department of Natural Resource Officials Release Bobcat Hunting Season Numbers

Bobcat harvest numbers remain the same from last hunting season in Illinois. Officials with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), 306 bobcats were harvested. A total of 1,000 permits were issued. The season went from November 10, 2019 to February 15, 2020.  In Southern Illinois, Jefferson County led the harvest with 16 bobcats. Bodcat hunting season started in 2017 when former Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law which changed hunting regulations throughout the state.

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