Trapping Season Dates

Bear Trapping Season:

  • September 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014

Statewide Trapping Season: Bobcat, coyote, fisher*, fox, marten, mink, muskrat, opossum, otter, raccoon, red squirrel, skunk, and weasel.

  • November 2, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • * Fisher – In WMDs 12, 13 and 15-29 the season is Nov. 15th through December 15t, however in all other WMD’s the statewide season from November 2, 2014 to December 31, 2014 applies.

Early Fox and Coyote Trapping Season:

  • October 19, 2014 to November 1, 2014

Early Muskrat Trapping Season: (WMD's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 only):

  • October 26, 2014 to November 1, 2014

Beaver Trapping Season:

  • WMD's 1, 2, 4, 5: October 19, 2014 to April 30, 2015
  • WMD's 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: November 2, 2014 to April 30, 2015
  • WMD's 18, 19, 28: November 2, 2014 to April 15, 2015 
  • WMD's 7, 12, 13, 14, 17, 27: November 2, 2014 to March 31, 2015 
  • WMD's 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29: December 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015

2014-2015 Trapper Information Booklet (PDF)

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