Furbearers and Trapping

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.

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Furbearer Trapping & Hunting

Here you’ll find license information, season dates, regulations and more.

 

 

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The Role of Regulated Trapping and the Management of Furbearers in Vermont

Learn about the benefits of trapping and its importance in furbearer research and management.

 

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Trapper Annual Mail Survey

Use this form to report your trapping activities. Reports must be submitted whether or not any trapping was done or any furs were taken

 

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Trapper Education & Workshops

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.

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Newsletters & Other Publications

Check out our annual newsletter featuring season results, furbearer factsheets and other publications on trapping.

 

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Human-Wildlife Conflict Control

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.

 

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Furbearer Species Information

Learn more about Vermont’s furbearers.

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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