There are now rules in place for the first bobcat hunting season in 40 years.  Bobcat hunting and trapping permits will be available starting September 1st and only 500 will be issued. 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources spokesman Chris Young says hunters can only take one bobcat.

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The bobcat hunting season will run from November 10th through January 31st.  Trapping will be allowed November 5th through January 20th in the northern zone and November 10th through January 25th in the southern zone.  You can see all the bobcat hunting rules here:

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