Category: Trapping News

South Dakota 2021 Nest Predator Bounty Program Begins

South Dakota 2021 Nest Predator Bounty Program Begins

PIERRE, S.D. – Today, the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks (GFP) will kick off the third year of the Nest Predator Bounty program as part of Gov. Noem’s Second Century Initiative. Tails from raccoon, striped skunk, badger, red fox, and opossum will be eligible for $10 per-tail payments with a maximum total payout of […]
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WVDNR reminds public to submit comments on proposed regulations

WVDNR reminds public to submit comments on proposed regulations

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — While annual public meetings on proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations were cancelled this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) encourages members of the public to submit comments by April 2. Videos of WVDNR officials explaining the proposed regulation changes are available […]
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Nest Predator Bounty Program Approved for 2021 and 2022

Nest Predator Bounty Program Approved for 2021 and 2022

PIERRE, S.D. – At their March meeting, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission approved a resolution to authorize the Nest Predator Bounty Program for 2021 and 2022. The resolution specifies that the 2021 and 2022 program will include a payment of $10/predator with a maximum of $500,000 in bounty payments each year. […]
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Annual F&G fur auction moves online for 2021

Annual F&G fur auction moves online for 2021

After a one-year hiatus, Idaho Fish and Game’s annual fur auction is back – albeit with some significant changes due to COVID. This year’s auction of furs, hides, antlers, and other items has been moved entirely online, and will be run through Prime Time Auctions (www.primetimeauctions.com). The online auction kicks off on March 1, and […]
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DEC Reminds Trappers of Extended Beaver Trapping Season

DEC Reminds Trappers of Extended Beaver Trapping Season

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today reminded trappers about extended beaver trapping season dates for Central and Western New York. DEC extended the beaver trapping season in these regions until April 7, 2021, after new regulations were enacted in November 2020. “The extended trapping season will help increase opportunities […]
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Wolf trapper and trapper education courses scheduled in Salmon

Wolf trapper and trapper education courses scheduled in Salmon

Fish and Game will host a wolf trapper and a trapper education course in Salmon on Sunday, Feb. 28. The wolf trapper course will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. Topics include wolf behavior and management, trapping and snaring techniques, harvest reporting requirements and proper hide care. Effective equipment, use of diverters to avoid […]
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Meeting to review Iowa hunting and trapping seasons

Meeting to review Iowa hunting and trapping seasons

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a virtual meeting at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 23, to review the recently completed hunting and trapping seasons, discuss possible changes to rules and regulations, and address other topics as requested and time allows. “We want people to attend this meeting, listen to the seasons reviews, ask […]
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Free Trapper Education Workshops in Lafayette, Monroe

Free Trapper Education Workshops in Lafayette, Monroe

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) in partnership with the Louisiana Fur Advisory Council will hold free trapper education workshops in Lafayette on Jan. 16 and Monroe on Feb. 6. The Lafayette workshop will be held at Vermilionville Historic Village located at 300 Fisher Road. The Monroe workshop will be conducted at the […]
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Additional Delaware Deer Hunting Seasons Opening in January

Additional Delaware Deer Hunting Seasons Opening in January

Firearm deer hunting seasons opening in January and continuing archery deer seasons provide the last chance for hunters to harvest deer during the 2020/21 hunting season. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective deer hunting season, with more information available from the Delaware Department of Natural […]
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Numerous Delaware Hunting and Trapping Seasons Open in December

Numerous Delaware Hunting and Trapping Seasons Open in December

Numerous Delaware hunting and trapping seasons are open in December, including the third and final duck hunting season split that opens Friday, Dec. 11 and the special antlerless deer hunting season opening Saturday, Dec. 12. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective deer hunting season, with […]
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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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