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Friday, March 1st, 2024

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Friday, March 1st, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Bobcat permits up for grabs in Illinois through September

The 2022-2023 Illinois bobcat season had a harvest of 367 bobcats. A total of 198 (52%) of them were taken by hunting, while trapping accounted for 169 (44%) of the harvest. (Stock photo)
Permits for the eighth modern bobcat season in Illinois are up for grabs until the end of the month, with more than 6,000 trappers and hunters competing for 1,000 opportunities. “Competing” may not be the accurate description – a DNR lottery actually decides who gets a permit. The number of applicants has remained high since the inception of the season in 2016, proving there are large numbers of bowhunters, trappers and gun hunters interested in hunting or trapping the apex predator.
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