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Curtis Twellmann
Assistant Furbearer Specialist
Bureau of Wildlife Management
608-261-6452

Drawing results for 2018 bobcat, fisher and otter permits

Reminder: Completion of an approved Trapper Education course is required for all new Wisconsin Trappers (with some exemptions). Since they are taught by trappers, Trapper Education classes are primarily offered in the trapping offseason of March-October. If you think you may draw a tag this year, you will have more class options if you start searching for a class in the spring/summer.

Bobcat
Total Applications for Permit in All Zones: 7,506
Total Applications for Preference Point Only: 9,843
State quota Northern Zone
  • Early period - 259
  • Late period - 259
Southern Zone
  • Early period - 125
  • Late period - 125
Permits issued Northern Zone
  • Early period (Oct. 20 - Dec. 25) - 665
  • Late period (Dec. 26 - Jan. 31) - 365
Southern Zone
  • Early period (Oct. 20 - Dec. 25) - 390
  • Late period (Dec. 26 - Jan. 31) - 230
Applicants Northern Zone
  • Early period – 1,876
  • Late period – 3,240
Southern Zone
  • Early period – 1,222
  • Late period – 1,168
Minimum number of preference points to draw a tag Northern Zone
  • Early period - 6
  • Late period - 11
Southern Zone
  • Early period - 3
  • Late period - 7

See more details on the bobcat drawing [PDF].

Fisher
Total Applications for Permit in All Zones: 9,114
Total Applications for Preference Point Only: 9,526
Northern Zone
  • Number of applicants for permit – 4,897
  • State quota - 340
  • Permits issued – 1,930
  • Minimum number of preference points to draw a tag – 3
Southern Zone
  • Number of applicants – 4,217
  • State quota - 600
  • Permits issued – 3,490
  • Minimum number of preference points to draw a tag - 1
Otter
Total Applications for Permit in All Zones: 9,725
Total Applications for Preference Point Only: 8,048
North zone
  • Number of applicants – 3,936
  • Permits issued – 4,740
  • Number of applicants winning 2 permits - 804
  • Minimum number of preference points to draw a tag - 1
South zone
  • Number of applicants – 5,789
  • Permits issued – 7,560
  • Number of applicants winning 2 permits – 1,771
  • Minimum number of preference points to draw a tag - 1
Last Revised: Tuesday September 04 2018