Illinois could soon reinstate a hunting and trapping season for bobcats.  Once listed on the threatened species list, the bobcat has made a significant comeback in recent years.  State Senator Sam McCann (R-Carlinville) is the sponsor of legislation to reestablish the bobcat-hunting season.

He told his colleagues during debate Thursday, hunting is a proven management tool.

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The Illinois Senate voted 32-17 in favor of the legislation, which now heads back to the Illinois House for final approval.


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