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jrfrmn 03-30-2014 09:38 PM

Bobcat's In Illinois - Revised
I just found out that Illinois is opening a season for bobcats. I have never even seen one. Has anyone else seen any and what counties.
The season should be open this year.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Well! Has anyone ever seen one.

Murdy 04-02-2014 06:23 AM

I have never seen one around here. I've seen trail camera pictures from the southern part of the state of bobcats coming in to watering holes. I lived in northern Wisconsin for about 20 years, and I know they were around up there, but I only ever saw one. They are pretty reclusive.

kelton smith 04-02-2014 06:30 AM

they are all over down hear in massac, pope county we see them all the time

Zim 04-02-2014 09:24 AM

Closest place I've seen them is Southeast Iowa. I've hunted public in most all parts of Illinois and not seen one yet.

fastetti 04-03-2014 02:53 PM

Its funny, I hunt in Central Illinois in some hills and ridges and never seen one or even had one on camera. When I hunt Saline and Williamson County I see them everywhere. I had two cameras up for three days and had 6 different ones on them plus I saw two from my stand. If I get to hunt down there again and the season is open during the deer season I will pick up a tag. I think that would make a really neat mount.

4wheeldrive 04-03-2014 04:21 PM

I hunt Randolph county and have seen them there.

lifesadrag 04-04-2014 01:00 PM

I've seen them in Williamson several times myself.

IL_ray_phillips 04-07-2014 08:00 PM

I got close to 50 game cam pics of them this year. I hunt Clay, Wayne, Marion, Jefferson. Been seeing them for about 8 years!

fuzzbuster 06-09-2014 06:20 PM

I have heard a couple years ago, untill this last deer season never seen one. Last November seen one in the woods during an archery hunt then got one on the trail cam a while after that. It was in Hancock county. From what I gathered the season starts in November, what have you guys heard?

Kid 06-13-2014 04:08 PM

My understanding is the bill made it out of the Illinois house, but never made it out of committee in the Senate. The current session is now over, so this fall would be the earliest it could be considered again. Good old Illinois politics.

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