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Record-Weight Furbearers

Species Sex Date Taken County Taken Weights (lbs.) Hunter/Trapper
Badger M 11/28/2011 Scotland 27 Joe Closser
Beaver F 1/5/2012 Livingston 72.2 Austin & Chase Minnick
Bobcat M 11/30/2012 DeKalb 31.8 Travis Ellis & Jonathon Wolf
Bobcat F 1/18/2014 Macon 36 Shane Viers
Coyote M 1/20/2012 Mercer 40.6 Jim Palmer
Gray Fox M 1/14/2011 St. Genevieve 9.8 Kenneth Naeger
Mink M 1/16/2013 Ralls 5.2 Jeff Thompson
Muskrat M 1/29/2013 Boone 3.6 Chuck Regnireb
Nutria M 1/18/2011 Dunklin 10.4 Bart Hiller
Opossum M 1/25/2012 Lafayette 13.4 Kevin Whitworth
Otter M   Osage 31.2 Jacob Rehagen
Raccoon M   Macon 27.2 Chance Bailey
Red Fox M 1/29/2013 Cass 11.9 Steven Wiseman
Striped Skunk M 1/31/2014 Laclede/Camden 6.14 Ashley Radenz

Think you have a record?

If you have trapped a large furbearer, let your regional office know. Browse the Public Contacts Directory below to find the office number.

The rules:

  • Your record must be a legal furbearing species.
  • It must be taken within the legal trapping/hunting/cable-restraint season each year.
  • Record is for the weight only.
  • Weights are recorded by MDC personnel at the Resource Science Center in Columbia or at the fur auctions on a specified digital scale.

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