Below are links to documents associated with the petition for the expansion of bobcat and otter trapping seasons, and the trap check time for muskrat colony cage traps.

The current rule proposes to:
  • Extend the river otter trapping season from the end of February to the end of March.

  • Eliminate the use of offset triggers on body gripping traps during the month of March.

  • Amend the under water/ice trap check time of 72 hours for muskrat colony cage traps.

  • Add requirements for trappers to submit mandatory biological collection reports.

Public comments on the furbearer rule will be accepted until April 21, 2017 and may be emailed to

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