Illinois hunters may soon be able to kill bobcats.
The legislature barely passed the proposal Sunday.
Bill sponsor Rep. Patrick Verschoore, D-Rock Island, had to postpone the vote because it didn't have enough support. But it passed the second time around with the minimum number of required votes.
Verschoore says it's an important bill to manage the bobcat population.
"They're becoming a nuisance in the southern part of the state,” Verschoore said. “They're killing. There was an instance where here just recently they killed several kid goats at a farm."