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Contact Information
Curtis Twellmann
Assistant Furbearer Specialist
Bureau of Wildlife Management
608-261-6452

Trapping season dates and application deadlines

Bobcat

Application deadline for bobcat permits is always August 1.

2017 seasons
North and south zones, Period 1 Oct. 14 - Dec. 25
North and south zones, Period 2 Dec. 26 - Jan. 31, 2018
See trapping regulations for details.

Fisher

Application deadline for fisher permits is always August 1.

2017 seasons
Various zones Oct. 14 - Dec. 31
See trapping regulations for details.

Otter

Application deadline for otter permits is always August 1.

2017 seasons
North zone Nov. 4 - April 30, 2018
Central zone Nov. 4 - March 31, 2018
South zone Nov. 4 - March 31, 2018
See trapping regulations for details.

Coyote

2017 seasons
Trapping Oct. 14 - Feb. 15, 2018
Hunting See furbearer hunting seasons.
See trapping regulations for details.

Fox

2017 seasons
Trapping Oct. 14 - Feb. 15, 2018
Hunting See furbearer hunting seasons.
See trapping regulations for details.

Beaver

2017 seasons
Zone A (northwest) Nov. 4 - April 30, 2018
Zone B (northeast) Nov. 4 - April 30, 2018
Zone C (south) Nov. 4 - March 31, 2018
Zone D (Mississippi River) Day after duck season closes to March 15, 2018
See trapping regulations for details.

Mink

2017 seasons
Statewide Oct. 28 - March 4, 2018
Mississippi River zone The day after the duck season closes or the second Monday in November (Nov. 13), whichever occurs first, through March 4, 2018.
See trapping regulations for details.

Muskrat

2017 seasons
Statewide Oct. 28 - March 4, 2018
Mississippi River zone The day after the duck season closes or the second Monday in November (Nov. 13), whichever occurs first, through March 4, 2018.
See trapping regulations for details.

Raccoon

2017 seasons
Resident Oct. 14 - Feb. 15, 2018
Non-resident Nov. 4 - Feb. 15, 2018
See trapping regulations for details.

Other

Opossum, skunk, weasel and snowshoe hare

No season limits, bag limits, size limits or possession limits, but a license is required.

Other season dates information

Last revised: Tuesday February 14 2017