Furbearer refers to mammals that traditionally have been hunted and trapped primarily for fur.

Furbearing animals include:

Furbearers that are legally harvested for human use are always common and abundant. Use the links below for more information on hunting and trapping furbearers.

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FURBEARER TRAPPING & HUNTING

Here you’ll find license information, season dates, regulations and more.

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TRAPPER ANNUAL MAIL SURVEY

Use this form to report your trapping activities. Reports must be submitted whether or not any trapping was done or any furs were taken

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TRAPPER EDUCATION & WORKSHOPS

First-time trappers must successfully complete a trapper education program covering skills, regulations, and trapping's role in scientific wildlife management. Trapper education programs teach basic techniques with a strong focus on the responsible treatment of animals, legal methods, safety, selectivity, and ethical trapper behavior.

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NEWSLETTERS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Check out our annual newsletter featuring season results, furbearer factsheets and other publications on trapping.

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NUISANCE CONTROL

Are you interested in helping with nuisance wildlife? Use our online form to be added to our nuisance control trapper list.

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FURBEARER SPECIES INFORMATION

Learn more about Vermont’s furbearers.