Along with the New Year comes new hunting laws in Illinois. The first law was hotly debated in the legislature, and allows bobcat hunting for the first time in more than 40 years, according to bill sponsor Sam McCann (R-Carlinville).
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The bobcat hunting season will run from November first to February 15th with a limited number of hunting permits available. Another new hunting law raises the cap for youth hunting licenses from 16 to 18 years of age.