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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
North and south zones, Period 1 Oct. 18 - Dec. 25
North and south zones, 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
Central zone Nov. 1 - March 31, 2015
South zone Nov. 1 - March 31, 2015
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
Zone B (northeast) Nov. 1 - April 30, 2015
Zone C (south) Nov. 1 - March 31, 2015
Zone D (Mississippi River) Day after duck season closes to March 15, 2015
See trapping regulations for details.

Mink

2014 seasons
North zone October 25 - March 8, 2015
South zone October 25 - March 8, 2015
Winnebago zone October 25 - March 8, 2015
Mississippi River zone The day after the duck season closes or the second Monday in November (Nov. 10), whichever occurs first.
See trapping regulations for details.

Muskrat

2014 seasons
North zone October 25 - March 8, 2015
South zone October 25 - March 8, 2015
Winnebago zone October 25 - March 8, 2015
Mississippi River zone The day after the duck season closes or the second Monday in November (Nov. 10), whichever occurs first.
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: Monday October 06 2014