Furbearer Trapping


The Wyoming Game and Fish Department manages and regulates furbearer trapping. Laws and regulations help ensure that trapping activities are safe, efficient, and practical. Trapping provides for recreational and economic opportunities of a renewable natural resource for Wyoming residents. Furbearing animals in Wyoming consist of badgers, beavers, bobcats, martens, mink, muskrats, and weasels.

“Regulated trapping can be an effective and ecologically sound practice of selectively taking furbearers. Regulated trapping in North America is consistent with internationally accepted principles of natural resource conservation stipulating the maintenance of essential ecological processes, preservation of genetic diversity, and the continued existence of species and ecosystems.” The Wildlife Society 2020 position statement



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