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Illinois Hunters Harvest 86,711 Deer During Firearm Season
Hunters in Illinois appear to have taken advantage of our mostly good weather over the past few weeks. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reports more than 85,000 deer were harvested during the seven-day firearm season — a more than 10 percent increase over last year...
Bobcat Hunting Now Permitted in Illinois
Alex Degman -- Illinois Radio Network
Bobcats are no longer endangered, and a newly signed bill aims to curtail what some downstate lawmakers say is a rapidly growing population.
Bobcats were endangered in Illinois from 1977 to 1999, but their numbers have recovered...
Lawmakers Attempt to Legalize Bobcat Hunting in Illinois
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
The bobcat could be a target for Illinois hunters. The state House has passed a bill regulating a hunt.
"These aren't your little kitty cats -- nice, furry animals," said State Rep. Pat Verschoore (D-Milan), the sponsor, as his colle…
Illinois Hunters, Outdoorsmen Hope for Ally in Rauner
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois hunters and outdoors enthusiasts see Gov. Bruce Rauner as a potential new ally in Springfield as they advocate for a number of pieces of legislation this year.
The Republican often touts a love of hunting, fishing and the outdoors...
Quinn Vetoes Bill to Allow Bobcat Hunting in Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed a bill that would have allowed bobcat hunting in Illinois for the first time in more than 40 years.
Quinn says allowing hunting would violate a responsibility to maintain Illinois wildlife, noting that the population only recently rebounded enough to be …