Pennsylvania Trapping Season Overview

Mink and Muskrat

  • Season Dates: November 18, 2023 - January 7, 2024
  • Limits: No limits

Coyote, Fox, Opossum, Raccoon, Striped Skunk, and Weasel

  • Season Dates: October 21, 2023 - February 18, 2024
  • Limits: No limits

Coyote and Fox (Cable Restraints)

  • Statewide
  • Season Dates: December 26, 2023 - February 18, 2024
  • Limits: No limits

Beaver

  • Statewide
  • Season Dates: December 16, 2023 - March 31, 2024
  • Limits: Vary depending on Wildlife Management Unit (WMU)

Bobcat (Selected WMUs)

  • WMUs: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, and 4E
  • Season Dates: December 16, 2023 - January 7, 2024
  • Limit: One bobcat per license year. One permit per licensed furtaker.

Fisher (Selected WMUs)

  • WMUs: 1B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, and 4E
  • Season Dates: December 16 - 31, 2024
  • Limit: One fisher per license year. One permit per licensed furtaker.

River Otter (Selected WMUs)

  • WMUs: 1A, 1B, 2F, 3B, 3C, 3D, and 4E
  • Season Dates: February 10 - 17, 2024
  • Limit: One river otter per license year. One permit per licensed furtaker.

Important Notes for Trappers

  • License and Permits: Ensure you have the appropriate trapping license and permits, especially for species like bobcat, fisher, and river otter.
  • Regulations Compliance: Adhere strictly to the regulations set for each species and WMU.
  • Ethical Trapping Practices: Employ humane and ethical trapping methods.
  • Reporting: Follow any harvest or trapping reporting requirements.
  • Conservation: Understand and respect the role of trapping in wildlife management and conservation.
  • Safety: Practice safe trapping, keeping in mind the safety of other wildlife, pets, and humans.

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