Trapping & furbearers

Regulated trapping plays an important role in the ecology and conservation of Minnesota's furbearers - mammals that are hunted and trapped primarily for fur. Read more.

Reminder: Trappers must present the heads and pelts of fisher and pine marten as well as the entire carcass of each bobcat when registering furbearers this year.

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Mandatory Trapper Education: Persons born after Dec. 31, 1989, who have not been issued a trapping license in a previous year may not obtain a trapping license without a trapper education certificate. The Minnesota Trappers Association conducts free trapper education courses statewide and issues certificates that satisfy this requirement. More information about trappers education courses is online at the Minnesota Trappers Association web site.

Trapper Resources

Reports and surveys

All files are in PDF

Fur Harvest Reports:

Trapper Surveys: