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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Fish & Wildlife > Hunting & Trapping > Trapping > Furbearers Furbearers

Two beaversFurbearers are mammals that are traditionally been hunted and trapped for their fur. Furbearers in Indiana include 12 species and 10  that may legally be hunted and/or trapped. (bobcat and river otter are currently protected species)

Furbearers that can be harvested are always common and abundant species. Species abundance may vary from state to state, and therefore not all species of furbearers are trapped/hunted in all states.

Furbearers in Indiana