Beaver

Species Description

A large rodent associated with waterways and wetlands, the beaver has webbed hind feet; a large, relatively hairless, horizontally flattened tail; a blunt head; small eyes and ears; a short neck and a stout body. The color is a uniform dark brown above with lighter underparts and a blackish tail.

Biological Information
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Seasons
Beaver

Photo of a beaver crouched on land

Season Closed
  • November 15, 2021 to March 31, 2022

Daily limit: Any number
Possession limit: Any number

Furbearers: Trapping: Allowed Methods

Methods

Traps must have smooth or rubber jaws only

Foot-hold trap

Conibear or other killing-type trap

Foot-enclosing trap

Cage-type trap

Colony traps with openings no greater than 6 inches in height and 6 inches wide

Cable restraint devices

Snares set underwater, have a loop 15 inches or less in diameter when set, have a stop device that prevents snare from closing to less than 2 1/2 inches in diameter, mad with cable that is between 5/64 inch and 1/8 inch in diameter, and have a mechanical lock and anchor swivel.

Additional Info

Within communities having 10,000 or more inhabitants, only cage-type or foot-enclosing traps, may be set within 150 feet of any residence or occupied building.

Furbearers: Trapping: Prohibited Methods

Methods

Dogs may not be used for aquatic furbearers (beaver, muskrat, mink, otter) 

Snares on land

Pitfalls

Deadfalls

Nets

Traps may not be set in paths made or used by people or domestic animals.

Killing-type traps may not be set along public roadways.

Additional Info