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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.

Trend graph of furbearer pelt sealing

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