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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
  • long-tailed weasel
  • mink
  • muskrat
  • opossum
  • raccoon
  • red fox
  • river otter
  • striped skunk

Furbearer Management

Before Trapping Season

During Trapping Season

Trapping Publications and Resources