Bobcats, beware. Illinois lawmakers have renewed their call to lift a ban on hunting bobcats.
Former Governor Pat Quinn vetoed a previous attempt in one of his last acts as governor.
Bobcats are off limits to hunters now. Democratic Sen. Linda Holmes of Aurora wants to keep it that way.
"There isn't a need to get rid of this animal, which is a native predator species in the state," Holmes said.
She says the bobcat population is fragile, and unlike hunters' other prey, which carnivorous eaters can turn into a meal, bobcats are solely hunted as trophies.