More than 200 people attended public meetings about the proposals and more than 2,000 comments were submitted online, mostly opposing them.
New York hunters, trappers no longer required to obtain special permit.
“Why is this stupid cat attacking me?” The 80-year-old fought off the animal with the help of her two dogs and her gardening sickle.
The proposal that would ban bobcat trapping and also the sale of bobcat pelts was amended on Friday to exclude southern Illinois and a handful of western counties from the ban, but trapper and sportsmen groups in the state remain strongly opposed.
Of those, 69 were taken by hunting and 49 by trapping, and nother 12 were taken by archery and 11 salvaged from roads.
Several days of deer and bird hunting this year did not include seeing a single bobcat, but a weekend ice fishing trip to the Mississippi River resulted in a magical wildlife moment
As of Tuesday afternoon, 247 bobcats had been harvested, with a quota of 275.