Please see the current
Hunting and Trapping Digest for Furbearer Hunting and Trapping regulations, season dates, and more.
Bobcat permit applications are available
online only between September 1 - 30, 2020.
In Illinois, 14 species are classified as furbearers, all of which can be legally hunted and/or trapped. More than 75 state, federal and international laws apply to the hunting and trapping of furbearers in Illinois. Such laws set standards for animal welfare and place limits on hunting and trapping so that animals are not endangered by these activities.