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Furbearer Trapping Zones

Furbearer Trapping Zones

Modern, regulated trapping is used to manage habitat, monitor and control animal populations, protect and reintroduce endangered species, protect public and private property and conduct research. It is a technique for sustainable, consumptive use of the wildlife resource. In New Jersey there are trapping seasons for beaver, otter, mink, muskrat, eastern coyote, fox, opossum, raccoon, skunk and weasel.

While many species are open for regulated trapping Statewide, some species are regulated within boundaries known as “Zones” and regulated by specific dates on our Stocked Wildlife Management Areas.

Beaver and Otter Management Zones
Mink, Muskrat, and Nutria Trapping Zones
Beaver and Otter Zone Descriptions
Beaver and Otter Zone Map
Furbearer Trapping Zone Maps

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Last Update: September 23rd, 2022