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Trapping Harvest Data

A furbearer possession tag and subsequent pelt sealing is required for otter, bobcat, fisher, and marten. Data from pelt-sealed animals help DEC biologists track changes in the size and distribution of populations of these species and are one of the tools used in making management decisions.

Pelt-sealed furbearers in New York State from 2008 to 2017

Pelt-seal data for these species are also available by county and town: