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Trapping season dates and application deadlines

Trapping regulations for 2022 will be available in late summer.

View and print 2022 season dates and application deadlines [PDF].

Bobcat

The application deadline for bobcat permits is Aug. 1.

2022 Seasons
North and south zones, Period 1 Oct. 15 – Dec. 25, 2023
North and south zones, Period 2 Dec. 26 – Jan. 31, 2023
See trapping regulations for details.

Fisher

The application deadline for fisher permits is Aug. 1.

2022 Seasons
North and South Zones Oct. 15 – Jan. 7, 2023
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.

2022 Seasons
North zone Nov. 6 – April 30, 2023
South zone Nov. 6 – March 31, 2023
See trapping regulations for details.

Coyote

2022 Seasons
Trapping Oct. 15 – Feb. 15, 2023
Hunting Continuous open season
See trapping regulations for details.

Fox

2022 Seasons
Trapping Oct. 15 – Feb. 15, 2023
Hunting Oct. 15 – Feb. 15, 2023
See trapping regulations for details.

Beaver

2022 Seasons
Zone A (northwest) Nov. 5 – April 30, 2023
Zone B (northeast) Nov. 5 – April 30, 2023
Zone C (south) Nov. 5 – March 31, 2023
Zone D (Mississippi River) Dec. 5 – March 15, 2023
See trapping regulations for details.

Mink And Muskrat

2022 Seasons
Northern Zone Oct. 22 – April 15, 2023
Central Zone Oct. 29 – March 15, 2023
Southern Zone Nov. 5 – March 15, 2023
Mississippi River zone Nov. 14 – March 5, 2023
See trapping regulations for details.

Raccoon

2022 Seasons
Resident Oct. 15 – Feb. 15, 2023
Non-resident Oct. 29 – Feb. 15, 2023
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.