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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.

2020 seasons
North and south zones, Period 1 Oct. 17 – Dec. 25
North and south zones, Period 2 Dec. 26 – Jan. 31, 2021
See trapping regulations for details.

Fisher

Application deadline for fisher permits is always August 1.

2020 seasons
North and South Zones Oct. 17 – Jan. 3, 2021
See trapping regulations for details.

Otter

Beginning in 2020, trappers will no longer need to apply for and draw a river otter permit to pursue this species.

2020 seasons
North zone Nov. 7 - Apr. 30, 2021
South zone Nov. 7 - Mar. 31, 2021
See trapping regulations for details.

Coyote

2020 seasons
Trapping Oct. 17 – Feb. 15, 2021
Hunting Continuous open season
See trapping regulations for details.

Fox

2020 seasons
Trapping Oct. 17 – Feb. 15, 2021
Hunting Oct. 17 – Feb. 15, 2021
See trapping regulations for details.

Beaver

2020 seasons
Zone A (northwest) Nov. 7 – Apr. 30, 2021
Zone B (northeast) Nov. 7 – Apr. 30, 2021
Zone C (south) Nov. 7 – Mar. 31, 2021
Zone D (Mississippi River) Day after duck season closes to Mar. 15, 2021
See trapping regulations for details.

Mink

2020 seasons
Statewide Oct. 24 – Mar. 7, 2021
Mississippi River zone Nov. 11 – Mar. 7, 2021
See trapping regulations for details.

Muskrat

2020 seasons
Statewide Oct. 24 – Mar. 7, 2021
Mississippi River zone Nov. 11 – Mar. 7, 2021
See trapping regulations for details.

Raccoon

2020 seasons
Resident Oct. 17 – Feb. 15, 2021
Non-resident Nov. 31 – Feb. 15, 2021
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: Monday April 27 2020