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.