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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Fish & Wildlife > Hunting & Trapping > Trapping Trapping


Regulated trapping plays an important role in the ecology and conservation of Indiana's furbearers. Trapping is a regulated activity and is only allowed for abundant wildlife and is an important part of Indiana's history and culture.

Trapping in Indiana is limited to all furbearers. Furbearers include:
beaver, coyote, gray fox, red fox, long-tailed weasel, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, and striped skunk.

Furbearer Management

Before Trapping Season

During Trapping Season

Trapping Publications and Resources

River Otter Trapping Season

The 2015-2016 river otter trapping season is from November 15, 2016 to March 15, 2016.  There is a maximum of 600 otters for the season.  If the 600 quota is reached prior to March 15, 2016, the season will close.

Current reported otter take:

As of .