Trapping and Fur Harvesting - Michigan.gov/trapping
Licenses required for fur harvesting:
- Base License (All that is required for required for residents taking coyote)
- Fur Harvester License
- Residents who intend to harvest bobcat, otter, fisher, or marten must request and be issued free kill tags for those species.
- November 30, 2017 is the last day to obtain bobcat kill tags for the season.
Note: The use of .269 caliber or smaller for the take of coyotes, foxes, raccoons, and opossums at night is permitted. Nighttime take with centerfire rifles is prohibited on all state parks and recreation areas statewide, and all state game areas within the limited firearm deer zone.
- Wildlife Conservation Orders (Trapping Laws and Regulations)
- Fur Takers of America - Educational Videos
- Subscribe to Trapping updates from Michigan DNR
- What Dog Owners Should Know
- Latest Harvest Reports
- Cleaning and Preserving Animal Skulls
- Michigan Trapper Education
- How to Release Dogs from Traps
- Frequently Asked Questions about Trapping
- Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies-Furbearer Management
- How to Avoid Incidental Take of Lynx
- Snaring Guide
- Licensed Fur Buyers