Beginning January 1, 2018, 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.
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.
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.
Changes in Reporting
The report includes a Response Card and Trapping Activity Report.
ALL licensed trappers must return a response card, even if you did not trap. 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.
There are now TWO Trapping Activity Reports to be filed annually.
- Regular Season Trapping Report – Use for reporting trapping activity during the regular trapping seasons. Regular Season Reports are due on or before APRIL 15.
- Download Regular Season Trapping Report Instructions
- Download Response Card (fillable PDF form)
- Download Regular Season Trapping Report (fillable PDF form))
- Out-Of-Season Trapping for Animal Damage Control Report – Use for reporting furbearers trapped outside of their regular season in defense of property. 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 in Defense of Property are due on or before December 31.
Please mail reports to:
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
100 Mineral Street Suite 302
Springfield VT 05156
For more information or questions, contact:
- Kim Royar, Furbearer Project Biologist: firstname.lastname@example.org / 802-747-8412
- Mary Beth Adler, Furbearer Project Technician: email@example.com / 802-289-0629