Mathews Inc.
Bobcats
Illinois
Contributors to this thread:
Ap1881 05-Jan-19
petedrummond 07-Jan-19
DozRdeer2 09-Jan-19
Franzen 13-Jan-19
Franzen 13-Jan-19
BOHUNTER09 15-Jan-19
DozRdeer2 15-Jan-19
LBshooter 20-Jan-19
DozRdeer2 21-Jan-19
BOHUNTER09 27-Jan-19
From: Ap1881
05-Jan-19
I’ve not seen a single deer in 2 weeks it’s like they just shut down. Coincidentally I’ve noticed bobcats on my land showed up around the same time. My question is this is it late season woes or will bobcats actually run your deer off?

From: petedrummond
07-Jan-19
no

From: DozRdeer2
09-Jan-19
I observed a bobcat at 0725, yesterday. Fifteen minutes later a doe and fawn picked their way through the same area that the bobcat exited. No, I don't think there is a problem; and, apparently, neither do the deer!

From: Franzen
13-Jan-19
Late season woes. Those deer are feeding elsewhere.

From: Franzen
13-Jan-19
Btw, if you need any help with your cat problem... I am here. Ha.

From: BOHUNTER09
15-Jan-19
Saw my first bobcat this year. I was alerted by a doe snorting. It was following the bobcat about 30 yds behind.

From: DozRdeer2
15-Jan-19
Carl, it may have been the same one I saw ... we aren't that far apart! Tom

From: LBshooter
20-Jan-19
Are bobcats legal to take in Illinois now?

From: DozRdeer2
21-Jan-19
Information can be found in the Illinois hunting & trapping digest: https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Documents/HuntTrapDigest.pdf Yes, bobcat season is open in select counties - map on page 44; but you must have obtained a bobcat permit prior to attempting to take a bobcat. Furbearer trapping info on page 45; furbearer hunting info on page 47 of current hunting digest.

From: BOHUNTER09
27-Jan-19

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Tom. Got a 30 second video of the bobcat. It’s really a small one. Got trail camera photos of a large one at the same location

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