Furbearer trapping seasons for 2022-2023

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Furbearer trapping seasons for 2022-2023

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From the webpage of the Administrative Code of Alabama ...

220-2-.29 Open Trapping Seasons On Fur-Bearers.

The open seasons during which fur-bearing animals may be trapped in Alabama during 2022-2023 are hereby established:

Bobcat, Fox, Mink, Muskrat, Otter, and Striped Skunk: October 29 – February 28

NOTE: See tagging requirements for Bobcat and Otter under Rule 220-2-.30.
NOTE: Permit may be obtained through your local District Office for the trapping of nuisance furbearers outside the dates of trapping season.


Beaver, Coyote, Nutria, Raccoon, Opossum & Feral Swine: No Closed Season

NOTE: All bobcat and otter, regardless of method of harvest, are required to be tagged by a representative of the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division within 14 days of harvest or may be left with a taxidermist with a completed tagging form, and the taxidermist is required to have the bobcat or otter tagged within 14 days of receipt.


Author: Christopher M. Blankenship
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§9-2-7, 9-2-8.
History: Filed July 19, 2022; effective July 19, 2022.
PENALTY: As provided by law.


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