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Furbearer Drawing Results

The application deadline for bobcat and fisher permits is August 1. Drawings are held in mid-September.

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.

Trapper Education Requirements

All new Wisconsin trappers must complete an approved Trapper Education course (with some exemptions). Trapper Education classes are taught by experienced trappers and are primarily offered in the trapping offseason of March-October. If you think you may draw a tag this year, start looking for a class in spring or summer.

 

Bobcat 2022

See more details on the 2022 bobcat drawing [PDF].

Total Applications for a Preference Point Only: 17,180
Total Applications for a Permit in All Zones: 11,982
Total Applications (Preference Point + Permit): 29,162

Bobcat State Quota 2022

Statewide Total: 1,150 Bobcats

Northern Zone - Total: 600
  • Early period - 293
  • Late period - 293
Southern Zone - Total: 550
  • Early period - 275
  • Late period - 275

Bobcat Permits Issued 2022

Statewide Total: 3,645 Permits

Northern Zone - Total: 1,485
  • Early period (Oct. 16 - Dec. 25) - 900
  • Late period (Dec. 26 - Jan. 31) - 585
Southern Zone - Total: 2,160
  • Early period (Oct. 16 - Dec. 25) - 1,310
  • Late period (Dec. 26 - Jan. 31) - 850

Bobcat Applicants 2022

Total: 11,982 Applicants

Northern Zone - Total: 5,630
  • Early period – 3,007
  • Late period – 2,623
Southern Zone - Total: 6,352
  • Early period – 3,851
  • Late period – 2,501

Minimum Number of Preference

Points to Draw a Bobcat Permit in 2022

Northern Zone
  • Early period - 2
  • Late period - 6
Southern Zone
  • Early period - 2
  • Late period - 2

 

Fisher 2022

Total Applications for a Preference Point Only: 13,131
Total Applications for a Permit in All Zones: 23,124
Total Applications (Preference Point + Permit): 36,255
Northern Zone
  • Number of applicants for a permit – 18,123
  • State quota - 300
  • Permits issued – 1,785
  • Minimum number of preference points to draw a tag – 2
Southern Zone
  • Number of applicants – 5,001
  • State quota - 600
  • Permits issued – 5,940
  • Minimum number of preference points to draw a tag - 1
  • 939 applicants received 2 tags