TITLE 17: CONSERVATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER b: FISH AND WILDLIFE
PART 550 RACCOON, OPOSSUM, STRIPED SKUNK, RED FOX, GRAY FOX, COYOTE, BOBCAT AND WOODCHUCK (GROUNDHOG) HUNTING
SECTION 550.26 LIMITS ON TOTAL HARVEST BOBCAT
Section 550.26 Limits on Total Harvest – Bobcat
a) Statewide limits on the total number of bobcats that may be hunted or trapped during a season are set forth in Section 2.30 of the Wildlife Code. Bobcats salvaged from roadways in accordance with that statute do not count toward limits established for hunting and trapping.
b) The Department may close the bobcat season before the closing date set forth in Section 550.20 when it is apparent limits on the total number of bobcats that may be hunted or trapped during a season will be exceeded. Remaining valid permit holders will be contacted by letter and email, if applicable.
c) Bobcat Hunting and Trapping permits will not be valid after the closing date specified in Section 550.20 or after permittees are notified of early closure of the season, whichever is earlier.
(Source: Added at 42 Ill. Reg. 2834, effective January 24, 2018)