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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 1:00 am

State wants season for bobcat hunting

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing a designated hunting and trapping season for bobcats, which were once endangered.

Bobcats were removed from the endangered species list in 2005, the Indianapolis Star reported.

Department officials said the bobcat population has expanded in recent years.

The department's proposal would establish quotas and bag limits. The proposal says that the season would be open in a limited number of counties.

The DNR proposal will be heard by the Natural Resources Commission, which will accept public comments until March 23 and is expected to vote in May. A hunting season could open in 2019.