Bobcat Hunting Season is Underway in Illinois


Bobcat hunting season is underway in Illinois. It’s a popular but complicated season, with a limited number of permits available, some areas of the state off limits and harvest restricted to one bobcat. The good news says Illinois Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Chief Mike Wefer, is that many hunters are successful.

“The success rate for bobcat hunters and trappers has been relatively high, in particular compared to deer and turkey hunters. It is consistently about 31%, that means close to one third of people that get a tag are actually harvesting a bobcat, that is really good odds.”

The bobcat hunting season runs through February 15th but is not allowed during this weekend’s firearm deer season.

***Courtesy of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services***

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