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Furbearer Trapping Season Dates & Bag Limits

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Fisher & Marten Trapping

To trap fisher or marten you must obtain a free trapping permit from a Regional Bureau of Wildlife Office.

Season Dates 2018/19 Species & Bag Limits
Nov. 1 – Nov. 30 Fisher and Marten . Season limit of 6 marten. There are no bag limits for fisher.
Oct. 25–Oct. 30 Fisher only . There are no bag limits.
Closed Fisher and Marten
Oct. 25–Dec. 10 Fisher only. There are no bag limits.

If you take a fisher or marten you must:

  • Complete a furbearer possession tag, AND
  • Get the pelt or unskinned animal sealed.

Mink & Muskrat Trapping

Season Dates 2018/19
Oct. 25–Apr. 15 There are no bag limits for these species.
Nov. 25–Feb. 15
Nov. 10–Apr. 7
Dec. 15–Feb. 25

Beaver Trapping

Season Dates 2018/19
Nov. 1–Apr. 7 There are no bag limits.
Nov. 25–Mar. 15
Nov. 10–Apr. 7
Nov. 25–Feb. 15
Closed

Raccoon, Red Fox, Gray Fox, Skunk, Coyote, Opossum & Weasel Trapping

Season Dates 2018/19
Oct. 25–Feb. 15* There are no bag limits for these species.
Oct. 25–Feb. 15
Nov. 1–Feb. 25, except closed for coyote

Bobcat Trapping

Season Dates 2018/19
Oct. 25–Feb. 15 There are no
bag limits.
Oct. 25–Nov. 16
Closed

If you take an bobcat you must:

  • Complete a furbearer possession tag, AND
  • Get the pelt or unskinned animal sealed.

River Otter Trapping

Season Dates 2018/19
Nov. 1–Apr. 7 There are no
bag limits.
Nov. 10–Feb. 28
Closed

If you take an otter you must:

  • Complete a furbearer possession tag, AND
  • Get the pelt or unskinned animal sealed.

* In the Northern Zone (see Big Game Boundary Descriptions/Legal Implements) body-gripping traps set on land may not be set with bait or lure if the fisher and marten season is closed.