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State Bobcat Preliminary Harvest Announced
Mar 11, 2019 14:11 ET

(Reprinted from above link)

Illinois Bobcat Preliminary Harvest Announced

Hunters and trappers in Illinois with 2018-19 Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Season permits harvested a preliminary total of 343 bobcats.

The 2018-19 Illinois bobcat season was open from Nov. 10, 2018 until Feb. 15, 2019, and 1,000 permits were issued to hunters and trappers for the season. The harvest limit for the 2018-19 season was 375 bobcats. Hunters and trappers apply for permits for the bobcat season online through the IDNR website during the month of September.

For a table with 2018-19 Illinois bobcat season preliminary harvest totals by open county, go to the IDNR website at