(KTRS) The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is proposing rules to regulate bobcat hunting and trapping throughout the state.
The agency released its proposals, yesterday, to amend a wildlife hunting law that took effect Jan. 1. Proposed rules include prohibiting bobcat harvesting in the northeastern and east-central regions of Illinois and requiring hunters to purchase a $5 Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Permit.
The department also proposes bobcat hunting season run from Nov. 10 through Jan. 31 and close during firearm deer hunting season.
The department is accepting public comments via mail for the next 45 days. More information is available online at dnr.illinois.gov.