Legal Trappings

Only .22 caliber rim firearms (except .22 magnums) or .410 single-shot shotguns (whose shotguns do not exceed size 6) may be used. It is prohibited to hunt raccoons or opossums by showing or using the lights of moving vehicles, vessels or animals. It is illegal to transport captured live raccoons inside or out of state except with an FWC permit or permit. Use the Fur Harvest Digest to find information on permits, hunting areas and times, rules and regulations, and more. For a complete list of regulations and legal descriptions, see the Wildlife Conservation Order. The deadline to apply for a bobcat`s licence is August 1. NOTE: Find hunting season dates for fur carriers and harvest restrictions, as well as hunting regulations. View and print season dates and application deadlines for 2022 [PDF]. Home → Hunting & Trapping → Laws and Rules → Definitions and Descriptions → Note: Tiffany Wildlife Preserve has a special restricted area for beavers and otters. Please read the Tiffany Wildlife Sanctuary brochure [PDF] for more information and a map. When hunting furbearing animals (using methods other than trapping), a hunting license is required.

The compact or built-up part of a community is the area adjacent to a road constructed with structures spaced less than 150 feet apart over a distance of at least 1/4 of a mile. The term beaver house should be interpreted to include any cavity covered with beavers with mud and sticks, including a cavity on the shore. Holes in the bank that are not covered with mud and sticks are not considered beaver houses. Here you will find information about hunting and trapping regulations. A muskrat cave is a cave covered with muskrats with vegetative material, including but not limited to hollow stumps and coastal caves. Holes in the bank that are not covered with vegetative material are not considered muskrat caves. Yes, it is forbidden to take foxes by any method, but foxes can be hunted with dogs on private land all year round. Untanned foxes or fox furs cannot be possessed except with FWC approval.

Note: The use of .269 gauge or less to pick up coyotes, foxes, raccoons and opossums at night is permitted. Night shooting with central firearms is prohibited in all state parks and state recreation areas and state wildlife preserves within the firearms limited zone. The fishing regulations for 2022 will be available at the end of the summer. From 2020, there will be no more raffle for Otter. Otter is now a type of catch limit/quota. NOTE: A hunting permit is required if you hunt fur-bearing animals (or attempt to capture them) using methods other than capture. Starting in 2020, the river otter will be a quota species. There will be no more draws for the river otter. A dam built by a beaver to provide a pond as protection from predators and provide easy access to food in winter. The ministry has amended its definition of “beaver dam” for enforcement purposes. A beaver dam does not include the remains of an inactive or broken beaver dam that is in poor condition and no longer maintained by the beaver.

A watercourse, stream or river that flows directly or indirectly into a lake, pond or other stream, stream or river. A lake or large pond should not be understood as a tributary. The input of a large pond is not considered a tributary of the flow of that large pond. Yes. A power-activated trap is defined as a loop in which the closure of the loop (speed or direction) is triggered or reinforced by some type of drive device (e.g. a spring). No seasonal restrictions, bag restrictions, size restrictions, or ownership restrictions, but a license is required. Note: October 24 is the last day you can get bobcatsnake hunting tags for a season.

See each of the following types for seasonal information and baggage limits. Yes, as long as they are set so that the otters have access to the air to prevent them from drowning. A trap is a device designed to catch or keep animals. There are many types of traps, but the ones you are allowed to use to catch wildlife in Maine according to the rules explained in the following pages are: If you are having trouble making an appointment, please email so we can help you. The following rules apply to areas outside the wildlife management system. Fishing seasons in wildlife management areas vary with national seasons and other RMAs, so carefully read the WMA regulatory brochure for the area you are interested in. Find the brochures of the WMA regulations with WMA Finder. Yes, but a fishing licence is required by all except residents aged 65 and over, to sell fur and/or meat regardless of the method of removal (weapon, live traps or live slings).

Note: They are allowed to fall into shallow water where a captured animal is unlikely to drown, but traps set in this manner are not considered drowning kits and are not allowed within 1/2 mile of the built-up part of a town or village. For enforcement and information purposes, all beaver and muskrat drowning kits in January and February are considered “ice drowning kits” for the purposes of trapping requirements. A drowning kit is a trap that is completely submerged and handled to adequately ensure the drowning of any type of captured fur carrier that can reasonably be expected to visit the designated area and be kept in the type of trap used on the set. NOTE: Bobcat hunting (capture or attempted capture by methods other than trapping) is open from December 1 to December 31. March allowed. Find fur hunting season dates and bag restrictions. Contact the Florida Trapper`s Association or the Fur Harvesters Auction for information. Wolf Hunting and Trapping Regulations, 2021 [PDF] Coyotes can be caught with a firearm and light on private land with the permission of the landowner without permission; However, a hunting licence is required unless exempted. When catching fur carriers, only a fishing licence is required. Refers to an object that has been suspended or placed on a trap that serves as a visual cue to lure an animal into the trap. The visible attractor includes, but is not limited to, CD disc, can lid, aluminum foil, garlands, feathers, bone, fur, mechanical devices or similar articles.

Fruits or vegetables used for muskrat fishing, urine and animal feces (feces) are not considered a visible attractor. Small marker pieces can be used to mark the location of traps. CITES tags must be attached to each bobcat, otter skin leaving Florida and immediately after purchase when sold. Hunters may possess 1 skin of bobcats and otters without a CITES tag. All additional skins must have a CITES day. There are no ownership restrictions for trappers; However, the possession of untanned skins of both species is prohibited between 1 April and 30 November, unless the coat has a CITES day. CITES labels can be requested by calling 850-488-5878. Use these resources to learn more about fishing capacity, regulations, safe and responsible practices, and the role catching plays in wildlife science: Yes, but only with a fur carrier licence.

If the animal was removed with a prohibited type of trap, you must provide the purchaser or fur trader with a copy of the CPF licence for their records. Learn more about how to get permission from the FWC to use prohibited types of traps. Any of the following actions are considered a trap: Bait is defined as animal material, including meat, skin, bones, feathers, hair or other solid substances that were previously part of an animal. This includes live or dead fish. Bait does not include animal feces (feces), urine, or animals that are dead or live trapped as a result of legal fishing activities.