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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.

2019 seasons
North and south zones, Period 1 Oct. 19 – Dec. 25
North and south zones, Period 2 Dec. 26 – Jan. 31, 2020
See trapping regulations for details.

Fisher

Application deadline for fisher permits is always August 1.

2019 seasons
North and South Zones Oct. 19 – Jan. 5, 2020
See trapping regulations for details.

Otter

Application deadline for otter permits is always August 1.

2019 seasons
North zone Nov. 2 - Apr. 30, 2020
South zone Nov. 2 - Mar. 31, 2020
See trapping regulations for details.

Coyote

2019 seasons
Trapping Oct. 19 – Feb. 15, 20209
Hunting Continuous open season
See trapping regulations for details.

Fox

2019 seasons
Trapping Oct. 19 – Feb. 15, 2020
Hunting Oct. 19 – Feb. 15, 2020
See trapping regulations for details.

Beaver

2019 seasons
Zone A (northwest) Nov. 2 – Apr. 30, 2020
Zone B (northeast) Nov. 2 – Apr. 30, 2020
Zone C (south) Nov. 2 – Mar. 31, 2020
Zone D (Mississippi River) Day after duck season closes to Mar. 15, 2020
See trapping regulations for details.

Mink

2019 seasons
Statewide Oct. 26 – Mar. 8, 2020
Mississippi River zone Nov. 11 – Mar. 8, 2020
See trapping regulations for details.

Muskrat

2019 seasons
Statewide Oct. 26 – Mar. 8, 2020
Mississippi River zone Nov. 11 – Mar. 8, 2020
See trapping regulations for details.

Raccoon

2019 seasons
Resident Oct. 19 – Feb. 15, 2020
Non-resident Nov. 2 – Feb. 15, 2020
See trapping regulations for details.

Other

Opossum, skunk, weasel, snowshoe hare and woodchucks

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

Other season dates information

Last revised: Thursday May 09 2019