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Otter Trapping Seasons

If you take an otter, you must complete a furbearer possession tag and get the pelt or unskinned animal sealed.

river otter trapping map

River Otter Trapping Seasons
Open Season Wildlife Management Units
Closed 1A, 1C, 2A, 3A, 4A, 4F, 4G, 4H, 4O, 4P, 4R, 4W, 5R, 6P, 6R, 6S,
7A, 7F, 7H, 7J, 7M, 7P, 7R, 7S, 8A, 8C, 8F, 8G, 8H, 8J, 8M, 8N,
8P, 8R, 8S, 8T, 8W, 8X, 8Y, 9A, 9C, 9F, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M, 9N,
9P, 9R, 9S, 9T, 9W, 9X, 9Y
Nov. 10 - Feb. 28 3C, 3F, 3G, 3H, 3J, 3K, 3M, 3N, 3P, 3R, 3S, 4B, 4C, 4J, 4K, 4L,
4S, 4T, 4U, 4Y, 4Z, 5S, 5T
Nov. 1 - Apr. 7 5A, 5C, 5F, 5G, 5H, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6F, 6G, 6H, 6J, 6K, 6N