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Contact Information
Geriann Albers
Assistant furbearer biologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management
608-261-6452

Trapping season dates and application deadlines

Bobcat

Application deadline for bobcat permits is always August 1.

2015 seasons
North and south zones, Period 1 Oct. 17 - Dec. 25
North and south zones, Period 2 Dec. 26 - Jan. 31, 2016
See trapping regulations for details.

Fisher

Application deadline for fisher permits is always August 1.

2015 seasons
Various zones Oct. 17 - Dec. 31
See trapping regulations for details.

Otter

Application deadline for otter permits is always August 1.

2015 seasons
North zone Nov. 7 - April 30, 2016
Central zone Nov. 7 - March 31, 2016
South zone Nov. 7 - March 31, 2016
See trapping regulations for details.

Coyote

2015 seasons
Trapping Oct. 17 - Feb. 15, 2016
Hunting See furbearer hunting seasons.
See trapping regulations for details.

Fox

2015 seasons
Trapping Oct. 17 - Feb. 15, 2016
Hunting See furbearer hunting seasons.
See trapping regulations for details.

Beaver

2015 seasons
Zone A (northwest) Nov. 7 - April 30, 2016
Zone B (northeast) Nov. 7 - April 30, 2016
Zone C (south) Nov. 7 - March 31, 2016
Zone D (Mississippi River) Day after duck season closes to March 15, 2016
See trapping regulations for details.

Mink

2015 seasons
North zone October 24 - March 6, 2016
South zone October 24 - March 6, 2016
Winnebago zone October 24 - March 6, 2016
Mississippi River zone The day after the duck season closes or the second Monday in November (Nov. 9), whichever occurs first, through March 6, 2016.
See trapping regulations for details.

Muskrat

2015 seasons
North zone October 24 - March 6, 2016
South zone October 24 - March 6, 2016
Winnebago zone October 24 - March 6, 2016
Mississippi River zone The day after the duck season closes or the second Monday in November (Nov. 9), whichever occurs first, through March 6, 2016.
See trapping regulations for details.

Raccoon

2015 seasons
Resident Oct. 17 - Feb. 15, 2016
Non-resident Nov. 1 - Feb. 15, 2016
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 May 26 2015