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Bill Would Put Wolves, Bears, Cougars on Illinois’ Protected List

posted Jun 1, 2014, 9:59 PM by chloe owens

5/8/14, by Brian Brueggemann, News-Democrat

Bill would put wolves, bears, cougars on Illinois’ protected list

Springfield – A bill that would give protected status to wolves, bears and cougars – but still allow landowners and tenants to kill the animals if they pose a threat – is working its way through the Illinois legislature with wide support…Cassidy said the legislation is supported by sportsmen, farmers and downstate interests, as well as environmentalists, who are all “happily singing Kumbaya together for the first time in a long time.”