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Furbearer / Trapping Guide

To report the harvest of a Bobcat, Fisher, Otter, Swift Fox or Wolverine, please call the Harvest Reporting line at 1-877-FWP-WILD (1-877-397-9453). Obtain current harvest info by calling 1-800-711-8727.

Status Updated: Oct 29, 2014 11:15 AM

Bobcat

 District  1234567
 Quota 27518025020025090600
 Harvest 0000000
 Status CLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSED

Fisher

 District  1234567
 Quota 2500000
 Harvest 00-----
 Status CLOSEDCLOSEDNO SEASONNO SEASONNO SEASONNO SEASONNO SEASON

Otter

 District  1234567
 Quota 2325368424
 Harvest 0000000
 Status CLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSED

Swift Fox

 District  1234567
 Quota 00000300
 Harvest 0000000
 Status NO SEASONNO SEASONNO SEASONNO SEASONNO SEASONCLOSEDNO SEASON

Wolverine

Management Unit  1234
Quota 0000
Harvest 0000
Status CLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDNO SEASON

2014 Season Dates

2014 Season Date Card
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Date Setting Process

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Click on the calendar icon in the table(s) below to see the date setting process for each species/hunting season.

2014 Beaver Season Dates

Date
Setting
  Start Date End Date Process
Western & Southwestern Districts 1, 2, & 3
November 1, 2014 April 15, 2015 Calendar icon and link
Centeral & Eastern Districts 4, 5, 6 & 7
September 1, 2014 May 31, 2015 Calendar icon and link

2014 Bobcat Season Dates

Date
Setting
  Start Date End Date Process
Western & Southwestern Districts 1, 2, & 3
December 1 February 15, 2015* Calendar icon and link
Centeral & Eastern Districts 4, 5, 6 & 7
December 1 March 1, 2015* Calendar icon and link

* Bobcat season may close earlier when the quota is reached.

2014 Fisher Season Dates

Date
Setting
  Start Date End Date Process
Districts 1 & 2
December 1 February 15, 2015* Calendar icon and link

* Fisher seasons may close earlier when the quota is reached.

2014 Marten Season Dates

Date
Setting
  Start Date End Date Process
Districts 1–5
December 1 February 15, 2015 Calendar icon and link

2014 Otter, Mink, Muskrat Season Dates

Date
Setting
  Start Date End Date Process
Statewide
November 1, 2014 April 15, 2015* Calendar icon and link

* Otter seasons may close earlier when the quota is reached.

2014 Swift Fox Season Dates

Date
Setting
  Start Date End Date Process
District 6
November 1, 2014 March 1, 2015* Calendar icon and link

* Swift Fox seasons may close earlier when the quota is reached.

2014 Wolverine Season Dates

Date
Setting
  Start Date End Date Process
Districts 1-5
The 2014/2015 Wolverine trapping season will remain closed for the forseeable future. [Learn why]

Caution: Season dates vary by district, so please check the regulations.

If you experience any issues downloading the regulations please visit the System Requirements page to learn about common problems or contact technical support.

2014 Furbearer Regulations

Pages 1–12 PDF icon and link 1.4 MB

The 2014 Furbearer regulations will be posted approximately August 16, 2014.

2014 Furbearer Regulations

Pages 1–12 PDF icon and link 735 KB

eBook Version

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Setback Requirements on High Recreational Use Trails and Roads

PDF icon and link 83 KB

Relaxing Snare Requirements for Bobcat Sets in Trapping Districts 1, 2 and portions of 3, 4 and 5

PDF icon and link 91 KB

Resident License Applications

2014 Resident Black Bear, Trapping, and Hound Training Application

PDF icon and link 30 KB

Purchase Restrictions: See Black Bear Regulations for Black Bear License Restrictions.

2014 Miscellaneous Licenses Application—mail-in application is not available for residents.

Residents must purchase the conservation license, fishing, and most general hunting licenses at an FWP office, FWP License Provider, or online.

Nonresident License Applications

Nonresident Trapping License

Available only to nonresident conservation license holders 12 years of age or older, whose state of residence has nonresident trapper licenses available to Montana trappers. Issued only through FWP offices. Valid only for predatory animals and nongame wildlife.