Bobcat hunting could become legal in Illinois

By WEEK Producer

March 28, 2014 Updated Mar 28, 2014 at 9:57 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill -- It may soon be legal to hunt bobcats in Illinois decades after the practice was banned.

The idea behind the bill making its way through Springfield, is that the bobcat population is booming and needs to be controlled.

State representatives Mike Unes, David Leitch and Jehan Gordon-Booth are all sponsors of the bill.

If passed into law the season would run between November first and February 15th.

Each hunter would be limited to one bobcat a year.

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