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Illinois hunters, trappers tag most bobcats ever this past season

Illinois' harvest of 383 bobcats during the recent hunting and trapping season topped the state's previous high harvest of 339. (Contributed photo)

Illinois hunters and trappers had their best bobcat season ever. 
According to DNR Furbearer Biologist Stan McTaggart, preliminary tallies show that a total of 383 bobcat permits were filled for the 2022-23 season, which ran Nov. 10 through Feb. 15. It is the highest number ever tagged since bobcat hunting and trapping was reintroduced in 2016.
It also signaled a bounce-back of sorts.

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