The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is considering allowing bobcat hunting in the state.
Thirteen years after the species was taken off the endangered species list, the Natural Resources Commission wants to use a limited, highly regulated bobcat season to control the population.
If approved, hunting would only be allowed in counties with a strong, self-supporting bobcat population.
That’s mostly in southern Indiana.
The commission is currently collecting public comments on the rule proposal through March 23.
It will vote in May on whether or not to open a hunting season in 2019.
(This story was originally published on March 5, 2018)