Conservation and Trapping Science

290 Bobcats harvested in state 2021-2022 season
Mar 17, 2022 07:55 ET

As rare as bobcat sightings seem to be in our neck of the woods, it’s always a little surprising when the state of Illinois reports the numbers of bobcats harvested each year.

The 2021-2022 Illinois bobcat season concluded Feb. 15 with 290 bobcats harvested by hunters and trappers.

A total of 174 (56%) of bobcats were taken by hunting, while trapping accounted for 116 (37%) of the harvest. Twenty-three (7%) were salvaged by permit holders from circumstances such as road kill.

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