Special requirements for 2020-21 fur registration
Furbearer registration events are Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, and Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. During the hours indicated on pages 55 and 56 of the hunting regulations, trappers may register their pelts and submit carcasses and heads at designated DNR offices without an appointment. Trappers may also register furs by appointment before those dates, and are advised to call well in advance to ensure that DNR staff will be available. At the stations, a DNR staff member will answer questions, and collect pelts, carcasses and any necessary coupons and forms at the trapper's vehicle.
Requirements at the station
- Wear a mask during the registration process.
- Remain in vehicle upon arriving.
- Maintain a distance of 6 feet if asked to leave your vehicle. DNR staff may refuse service to members of the public who do not follow COVID-19 safety protocols.
- Complete the fur registration form in advance.
- The form requires the township and range of harvest locations. Harvesters can find that information using the DNR Recreation Compass by zooming in to the harvest location and left clicking or tapping the location. A pop-up window will appear with the township and range numbers in the second line (appears in this format: T29R22S32).
- If you cannot complete the registration form in advance, contact your local DNR wildlife office for assistance so you have the information necessary when you arrive to register your furs.
- Fur registration form
- Minnesota Trappers Association
- Minnesota Forest Zone Trappers Association
- Lynx avoidance brochure (20 pages | 168k)
- Otter avoidance brochure (2 pages | 165k)
- Fur registration Q&A (2 pages | 27k)
- Furbearer Management in North America (43 pages | 1.7MB)
- Modern snares: definitions, mechanical attributes and use considerations
- Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies best management practices for furbearers
Reports and surveys
All files are in PDF
Fur Harvest Reports: