DNR fur registration required before selling pelts
Local trappers are reminded that the pelt of each bobcat, fisher, pine marten and otter, the carcass of each bobcat and the head of each pine marten and fisher taken must be presented, by the person taking it, to a DNR registration station before the pelt is sold or removed from the state. No more than 24 hours after the season closes for pine marten and fisher (Dec. 2) and no more than 48 hours after the season closes for bobcat and otter (Jan. 10).
As in previous years, official DNR registration stations, dates and times are listed on page 55-56 of the 2016 Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Handbook.
Bobcat, fisher, pine marten and otter taken by local trappers may be registered between noon and 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 and between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Jan. 10 (bobcat and otter only) at the Brainerd Area DNR Office, 1601 Minnesota Dr. or Sauk Rapids DNR Office, 940 Industrial Dr, Suite 103. These species may also be registered at the Little Falls area wildlife office between noon and 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 and between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 10.
Furs can be registered at other times throughout the season, by appointment only, with any DNR area wildlife office, including those listed above.
Trappers are reminded to remove the pelt from the carcass for every furbearer they take before bringing it in for registration and the pelt must not be frozen. In addition, the entire carcass of the bobcat and head of pine marten and fisher must be surrendered at the time of registration. Trappers will also need to present their site validation coupons for fisher, pine marten and otter.
To speed up registration, trappers are asked to bring the following written information for each animal to be registered: species, sex, method of take (including type of trap), date taken, county, township and range where taken. Include your MnDNR number; a nine-digit number located in the upper half of your license in large print.
To help in recording this information prior to registration, copies of fur registration forms can be obtained from the Little Falls wildlife office. Phone:320-616-2468, ext. 222 or download from the DNR’s webpage at http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/recreation/hunting/trapping/fur_registratio...).