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.
As most of you know, completing and returning a trapper survey report form is now mandatory. The Covid-19 Stay Home/Stay Safe order has limited our ability to send out our traditional paper survey, so we are trying something new. Instead we have developed a way for those of you who have a computer to access the forms online.
You can either download the file, save it to your computer, complete the saved file electronically, and return it via email, or download the file, print the form(s), fill them by hand out and mail them back to the Springfield office (address: below). Note: If you email the file, be sure to save the file first and check that the fields contain your information before emailing. The forms can be found at the link below.
Failure to complete the forms and send them back will result in being out of compliance with the regulation.
It is critical that you submit the top portion of the form (page 1) whether you trapped or not so we can credit your response and ensure that you are in compliance with the 2018 regulation. In addition, the Trapper Report Form now includes 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
- Page 2: Trapping Activity Report for In-Season Trapping – Use for reporting trapping activity during the regular trapping seasons that run from the last Saturday in October 2019 through March 31, 2020.
Due on or before May 15, 2020.
- Page 3: Trapping Activity Report for Out-Of-Season Animal Damage Control – 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 fill out an out-of-season activity report.
Trapping Activity Reports for Out-of-Season Animal Damage Control are also due on or before May 15, 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: