Every trapper licensed in Vermont is required to submit an annual report of their trapping activity. These annual reports help the department monitor furbearer harvest and trappers’ effort.
To assist you, the department has developed a free Trapper’s Daily Log for keeping track of your harvest. The booklet will be available to the Vermont Trappers Association for distribution and at the Rendezvous, the fur auction, and other similar venues. If you would like a copy mailed directly to you, email us.
The annual reporting requirements include a Response Card and Trapping Activity Report.
ALL licensed trappers must return a response card, even if you did not trap. This includes those holding permanent trapping licenses as well as those with regular trapping licenses. Failure to do so results in being out of compliance with the new regulation. The trapping activity report must be returned only if you trapped.
Trapping Activity Report
There are now TWO Trapping Activity Reports to be filed annually, one for trapping furbearers during the regular trapping seasons and one for trapping furbearers for animal damage control outside of the regular seasons To avoid confusion, the reports are now together in one file and are due at the same time.
- Regular Season Trapping Report – Use for reporting trapping activity during the regular trapping seasons that run from the last Saturday in October 2019 through March 31, 2020. Regular Season Reports are due on or before APRIL 30 2020.
- Out-Of-Season Trapping for Animal Damage Control Report – Use for reporting furbearers trapped outside of their regular season for animal damage control (April 1, 2019 – October 25, 2019). If you trapped only during the regular trapping seasons, you do not need to file an out-of-season report. Out-of-Season Reports for Trapping for Animal Damage Control are also due on or before APRIL 30, 2020.
Please mail reports to:
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
100 Mineral Street Suite 302
Springfield VT 05156
The information you provide is used to assess the health of furbearer species, justify season changes, and identify potential threats to furbearer populations such as habitat loss, climate change, or disease. We very much appreciate the important data you provide as it is critical to the appropriate management and conservation of these valued species.
For more information or questions, contact:
- Kim Royar, Furbearer Project Biologist: email@example.com / 802-747-8412
- Mary Beth Adler, Furbearer Project Technician: firstname.lastname@example.org / 802-289-0629