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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 …