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Furbearer Drawing Results

Drawing results for bobcat and fisher permits

River otter are now a bag limit/quota species. There will no longer be a drawing for otter tags. Harvest authorizations for the established bag limit will be added to the trappers GOWILD profile upon purchasing a trapping license.

Reminder: Completion of an approved Trapper Education course is required for all new Wisconsin Trappers (with some exemptions). Since they are taught by trappers, Trapper Education classes are primarily offered in the trapping offseason of March-October. If you think you may draw a tag this year, you will have more class options if you start searching for a class in the spring/summer.
 

Bobcat

Total Applications for a Permit in All Zones: 7,126

Total Applications for a Preference Point Only: 9,848
State Quota Northern Zone
  • Early period - 291
  • Late period - 291
Southern Zone
  • Early period - 250
  • Late period - 250
Permits Issued Northern Zone
  • Early period (Oct. 17 - Dec. 25) - 910
  • Late period (Dec. 26 - Jan. 31) - 605
Southern Zone
  • Early period (Oct. 17 - Dec. 25) - 960
  • Late period (Dec. 26 - Jan. 31) - 660
Applicants Northern Zone
  • Early period – 1,726
  • Late period – 2,226
Southern Zone
  • Early period – 1,838
  • Late period – 1,336
Minimum Number of Preference Points to Draw a Tag Northern Zone
  • Early period - 2
  • Late period - 8
Southern Zone
  • Early period - 1
  • Late period - 2

See more details on the bobcat drawing [PDF].

 

Fisher

Total Applications for a Permit in All Zones: 9,337

Total Applications for a Preference Point Only: 10,244
Northern Zone
  • Number of applicants for a permit – 4,711
  • State quota - 271
  • Permits issued – 1,595
  • Minimum number of preference points to draw a tag – 2
Southern Zone
  • Number of applicants – 4,626
  • State quota - 600
  • Permits issued – 3,845
  • Minimum number of preference points to draw a tag - 1