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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.

2014 seasons
Period 1 Oct. 18 - Dec. 25
Period 2 Dec. 26 - Jan. 31, 2015
See trapping regulations for details.

Fisher

Application deadline for fisher permits is always August 1.

2014 seasons
Various zones Oct. 18 - Dec. 31
See trapping regulations for details.

Otter

Application deadline for otter permits is always August 1.

2014 seasons
North zone Nov. 1 - April 30, 2015 (Reference the 2013 season dates that extend into 2014 [PDF])
Central zone Nov. 1 - March 31, 2015 (Reference the 2013 season dates that extend into 2014 [PDF])
South zone Nov. 1 - March 31, 2015 (Reference the 2013 season dates that extend into 2014 [PDF])
See trapping regulations for details.

Coyote

2014 seasons
Trapping Oct. 18 - Feb. 15, 2015
Hunting See furbearer hunting seasons.
See trapping regulations for details.

Wolf

Application deadline for wolf licenses is always August 1.

2014 seasons
Trapping Oct. 15 - Feb. 28, 2015*
Hunting See furbearer hunting seasons.
See wolf regulations for details.
*The wolf hunting and trapping season may close early in some zones. Call 1-855-299-9653 to determine the closure status of wolf zones before pursuing wolves.

Fox

2014 seasons
Trapping Oct. 18 - Feb. 15, 2015
Hunting See furbearer hunting seasons.
See trapping regulations for details.

Beaver

2014 seasons
Zone A (northwest) Nov. 1 - April 30, 2015 (Reference the 2013 season dates that extend into 2014 [PDF])
Zone B (northeast) Nov. 1 - April 30, 2015 (Reference the 2013 season dates that extend into 2014 [PDF])
Zone C (south) Nov. 1 - March 31, 2015 (Reference the 2013 season dates that extend into 2014 [PDF])
Zone D (Mississippi River) Day after duck season closes to March 15, 2015 (Reference the 2013 season dates that extend into 2014 [PDF])
See trapping regulations for details.

Mink

2014 seasons
North zone The opening dates for the 2014 mink and muskrat seasons are still being finalized through a rule making process. (Reference the 2013 season dates that extend into 2014 [PDF])
South zone The opening dates for the 2014 mink and muskrat seasons are still being finalized through a rule making process. (Reference the 2013 season dates that extend into 2014 [PDF])
Winnebago zone The opening dates for the 2014 mink and muskrat seasons are still being finalized through a rule making process. (Reference the 2013 season dates that extend into 2014 [PDF])
Mississippi River zone The opening dates for the 2014 mink and muskrat seasons are still being finalized through a rule making process. (Reference the 2013 season dates that extend into 2014 [PDF])
See trapping regulations for details.

Muskrat

2014 seasons
North zone The opening dates for the 2014 mink and muskrat seasons are still being finalized through a rule making process. (Reference the 2013 season dates that extend into 2014 [PDF])
South zone The opening dates for the 2014 mink and muskrat seasons are still being finalized through a rule making process. (Reference the 2013 season dates that extend into 2014 [PDF])
Winnebago zone The opening dates for the 2014 mink and muskrat seasons are still being finalized through a rule making process. (Reference the 2013 season dates that extend into 2014 [PDF])
Mississippi River zone The opening dates for the 2014 mink and muskrat seasons are still being finalized through a rule making process. (Reference the 2013 season dates that extend into 2014 [PDF])
See trapping regulations for details.

Raccoon

2014 seasons
Resident Oct. 18 - Feb. 15, 2015
Non-resident Nov. 1 - Feb. 15, 2015
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 18 2014