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Plan to allow Illinois bobcat hunting goes to governor

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Plan to allow Illinois bobcat hunting goes to governor

( KTRS ) Illinois could allow hunting and trapping of bobcats under legislation headed to the governor. The House approved a plan Sunday that would establish a hunting season for the previously endangered animal. A spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner, an avid hunter, declined to say whether the Republican has a position on the matter. After […]

Plan to allow Illinois bobcat hunting goes to governor

( KTRS ) Illinois could allow hunting and trapping of bobcats under legislation headed to the governor.

The House approved a plan Sunday that would establish a hunting season for the previously endangered animal. A spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner, an avid hunter, declined to say whether the Republican has a position on the matter.

After being taken off the endangered species list in 1999 officials says there are between 3,000 to 5,000 bobcats in the state.

State-issued permits would allow no more than 300 bobcats to be taken during a season running from Nov. 1 to Feb. 15.

Environmental groups remain opposed to hunting the cats.

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