Illinois Bobcat Season 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 Illinois Bobcat Season ended Feb. 15, 2020 with 335 bobcat permits filled, which is less than the 2018-2019 season.

This was Illinois’ fourth bobcat season and there were 1,000 permits issued for the season. The percentage of bobcats taken by hunting was 45% and trapping accounted for 46%. Pike Co. led the totals with 22 bobcats.

The graphs below review all previous seasons for comparison. The season totals peaked in 2017 and seem to be on a slight downward trend for the past two years.