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-- New this year -- ​

1) Successful applicants who receive a permit will NOT be able to receive a permit the next year to allow unsuccessful applicants a better chance to get a permit.
2) The area open to bobcat hunting and trapping has reverted back to the original boundary from the 2016-2017 season.
Please see the 2019-2020 Hunting and Trapping Digest​. Season dates are Nov. 10, 2019 through Feb. 15, 2020. Bobcat hunting is closed during firearm deer season in counties open to firearm deer hunting. The bobcat research projects in central and southern Illinois are ongoing. We ask that successful permit holders submit the lower jaw from their bobcats for this research. Details will be included with the permits and we appreciate the cooperation from hunters and trappers to help us learn more about bobcat populations in Illinois.​​​