Category: Trapping News

WVDNR requesting river otter carcasses for population study

WVDNR requesting river otter carcasses for population study

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) is asking trappers in the state to help the agency collect data on West Virginia river otter populations by donating otter carcasses. Between 50 and 75 otter carcasses are needed each year over the course of the next five trapping seasons. A $20 […]
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South Dakota’s First River Otter Trapping Season Ends

South Dakota’s First River Otter Trapping Season Ends

The 2020 river otter trapping season has closed. The harvest limit of 15 river otters was reached on November 6, 10:45 a.m. central time and, as a result, the season has officially ended. Trappers now have until November 7, 10:45 a.m. central time (24 hours from the close of the season) to report any harvested […]
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South Dakota’s First River Otter Trapping Season Begins Nov. 1

South Dakota’s First River Otter Trapping Season Begins Nov. 1

South Dakota’s river otter trapping season opens at sunrise on November 1. This trapping season creates a unique, first-time opportunity for trappers in South Dakota this fall. There are several rules and regulations that trappers must follow to participate. They include: The trapping season is open to residents only and trappers must possess a valid […]
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Learn to Hunt program opens registration for virtual trapping workshop

Learn to Hunt program opens registration for virtual trapping workshop

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a free virtual workshop to teach skills needed to trap furbearers in Iowa. This virtual workshop consists of two separate online knowledge and skills building sessions with instructors that possess the experience to teach skills necessary to become efficient trappers. “For those interested […]
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2020-21 Maryland Eastern Shore Trapping Bid Packets Available

2020-21 Maryland Eastern Shore Trapping Bid Packets Available

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting bids for the 2020-2021 trapping season within public lands on the Eastern Shore. The individual with the highest bid will be awarded annual trapping privileges at several properties. To bid for trapping privileges at Cedar Island, Deal Island, E. A. Vaughn, Fairmount, Isle of Wight, Johnson, […]
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Waterfowl hunters reminded to avoid spreading aquatic invasive species

Waterfowl hunters reminded to avoid spreading aquatic invasive species

With the Minnesota hunting season underway, it is important for waterfowl hunters to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Invasive species such as purple loosestrife, zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and faucet snails can be transported in waterfowl hunters’ boats, decoys or blind material and other equipment without the proper precautions. “Hunters should take […]
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DEC Reports Record Sales for Big Game Hunting and Trapping Licenses

DEC Reports Record Sales for Big Game Hunting and Trapping Licenses

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today reported that DEC is experiencing record-breaking sales of hunting and trapping licenses for upcoming seasons. Sales for big game hunting and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) were nearly triple prior years’ sales on opening day, more than double on the second […]
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Trapper and wolf trapper education classes coming to Pocatello

Trapper and wolf trapper education classes coming to Pocatello

Wolf trapper education and trapper education classes are once again being offered by Idaho Fish and Game in the Southeast Region. Classes had been put on hold since March due to COVID-19 restrictions. Upcoming classes will be held at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game regional office located at 1345 Barton Road in Pocatello. […]
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Wolf Trapper Certification courses scheduled for SW Idaho

Wolf Trapper Certification courses scheduled for SW Idaho

Trapper Education courses are back on the schedule in Idaho’s southwest region, and persons desiring to take a course have four opportunities to do so in the month of September. For those desiring to secure their wolf trapper certification, two course offerings are available the same weekend. Please note that persons desiring to trap wolves […]
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GFP Commission Finalizes River Otter Trapping Season

GFP Commission Finalizes River Otter Trapping Season

PIERRE, S.D. – The Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission finalized their proposal to create a conservative trapping season for river otters. The season will be limited to portions of eastern South Dakota. This limited trapping season will be open from sunrise on November 1 to sunset on December 31 in the following counties in […]
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Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping in Alaska during COVID-19

Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping in Alaska during COVID-19

Hunting, fishing, and trapping activities are important to many Alaskans and non-residents. Hunters, anglers, and trappers are reminded that all seasons remain open as scheduled during the COVID-19 pandemic unless changed by emergency order. All emergency orders and announcements can be found here http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=newsreleases.main. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reminds everyone that the […]
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Oregon adopts furbearer regulations and looks at beaver management

Oregon adopts furbearer regulations and looks at beaver management

SALEM, Ore. — After several hours of testimony during its meeting today, the Commission directed ODFW staff to work with stakeholders to look more closely at beaver management. Commissioners will provide more focus on the scope of the review at the July meeting. The Commission heard testimony from about 60 people discussing beaver management and […]
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Freeze Tails for Nest Predator Bounty Program

Freeze Tails for Nest Predator Bounty Program

South Dakota has a long history of trapping. Some of our first settlers were trappers looking to make their fortune on our rivers, creeks and wetlands. Trappers were the original social distancers, leaving families and population centers for the promise of the prairies. Now is the perfect time to practice your own social distancing and […]
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Snare diverters no longer required for wolf trapping

Snare diverters no longer required for wolf trapping

Snares must be equipped with either a break-away device or cable stop incorporated within the top loop Under a rule adopted by the Fish and Game Commission that is now in effect, there is no longer a statewide requirement for using diverters on snares for trapping gray wolves. However, snares must be equipped with either […]
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