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Trapping season dates and application deadlines

Bobcat

The application deadline for bobcat permits is Aug. 1.

2021 Seasons
North and south zones, Period 1 Oct. 16 – Dec. 25, 2021
North and south zones, Period 2 Dec. 26 – Jan. 31, 2022
See trapping regulations for details.

Fisher

The application deadline for fisher permits is Aug. 1.

2021 Seasons
North and South Zones Oct. 16 – Jan. 2, 2022
See trapping regulations for details.

Otter

Starting in 2020, there will no longer be a drawing for otter. Otter are now a bag limit/quota species.

2021 Seasons
North zone Nov. 6 – April 30, 2022
South zone Nov. 6 – March 31, 2022
See trapping regulations for details.
2020 Seasons
North zone Nov. 7 – April 30, 2021
South zone Nov. 7 – March 31, 2021
See trapping regulations for details.

Coyote

2021 Seasons
Trapping Oct. 16 – Feb, 15 2022
Hunting Continuous open season
See trapping regulations for details.

Fox

2021 Seasons
Trapping Oct. 16 – Feb. 15, 2022
Hunting Oct. 16 – Feb. 15, 2022
See trapping regulations for details.

Beaver

2021 Seasons
Zone A (northwest) Nov. 6 – April 30, 2022
Zone B (northeast) Nov. 6 – April 30, 2022
Zone C (south) Nov. 6 – March 31, 2022
Zone D (Mississippi River) Dec 6  – March 6, 2022
See trapping regulations for details.
2020 Seasons
Zone A (northwest) Nov. 7 – April 30, 2021
Zone B (northeast) Nov. 7 – April 30, 2021
Zone C (south) Nov. 7 – March 31, 2021
Zone D (Mississippi River) Day after duck season closes to March 15, 2021
See trapping regulations for details.

Mink

2021 Seasons
Statewide Oct. 23 – March 6, 2022
Mississippi River zone Nov. 8 – March 6, 2022
See trapping regulations for details.
2020 Seasons
Statewide Oct. 24 – March 7, 2021
Mississippi River zone Nov. 11 – March 7, 2021
See trapping regulations for details.

Muskrat

2021 Seasons
Statewide Oct. 23 – March 6, 2022
Mississippi River zone Nov. 8 – March 6, 2022
See trapping regulations for details.
2020 Seasons
Statewide Oct. 24 – March 7, 2021
Mississippi River zone Nov. 11 – March 7, 2021
See trapping regulations for details.

Raccoon

2021 Seasons
Resident Oct. 16 – Feb. 15, 2022
Non-resident Oct. 30 – Feb. 15, 2022
See trapping regulations for details.

Other

Opossum, skunk, weasel, snowshoe hare and woodchucks

No season limits, bag limits, size limits or possession limits, but a license is required.

View and print 2021 season dates and application deadlines [PDF].