Furbearer refers to mammals that traditionally have been hunted and trapped primarily for fur.
Furbearing animals include:
Furbearers that are legally harvested for human use are always common and abundant. Use the links below for more information on hunting and trapping furbearers.
Here you’ll find license information, season dates, regulations and more.
Learn about the benefits of trapping and its importance in furbearer research and management.
Use this form to report your trapping activities. Reports must be submitted whether or not any trapping was done or any furs were taken
First-time trappers must successfully complete a trapper education program covering skills, regulations, and trapping's role in scientific wildlife management. Trapper education programs teach basic techniques with a strong focus on the responsible treatment of animals, legal methods, safety, selectivity, and ethical trapper behavior.
Check out our annual newsletter featuring season results, furbearer factsheets and other publications on trapping.
Are you interested in helping with human-wildlife conflicts? Use our online form to be added to our list of individuals offering nuisance control services.
Learn more about Vermont’s furbearers.