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Trapping Regulations

A summary of Wisconsin's trapping laws and how they affect you are contained in the pamphlets listed below.

Beginning in 2020, the river otter will be a bag limit/quota species. There will no longer be a drawing for the river otter.

2023-24 Wisconsin Trapping Regulations [PDF]

February 2021 Wolf Hunting And Trapping Regulations [PDF]

  • Following a federal court ruling on Feb. 10, 2022, gray wolves are listed as an endangered species in the lower 48 states (excluding the northern Rocky Mountains region). As such, wolves are federally protected. Harvest, whether through hunting or trapping, as well as lethal depredation control, are prohibited.

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Note: Tiffany Wildlife Area has a special beaver/otter closed area. Please review the Tiffany Wildlife Area brochure [PDF] for more information and a map.