Record-Weight Furbearers


Think You Have a Record?

If you have trapped a large furbearer, let your regional office know. Browse the Regional Office Directory 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.

Records documented since 2011.

Current Records
Record Furbearers
Species Sex Date Taken County Taken Weights Hunter/Trapper
Badger M 11/21/2017 Randolph 28 lbs. 14.4 oz. Glen and Kyle Fessler
Badger M 12/17/2014 Perry 28 lbs. 14.4 oz. Corey Robinson
Beaver F 3/8/2020 Chariton 81 lbs. 0 oz. Clay Creech
Bobcat M 12/22/2019 Worth 38 lbs. 7.5 oz. Harold Owens
Coyote M 1/13/2020 Maries 51.5 lbs. 0 oz. Bradley Deeken
Gray Fox M 1/2/2016 Marion 12 lbs. 11 oz. Lance Hudson and Bobby Gruenloh
Mink M 1/16/2013 Ralls 5 lbs. 3.2 oz. Jeff Thompson
Muskrat M 1/29/2020 Cass 4 lbs. 5.3 oz. Dennis Hull
Nutria M 1/31/2021 Stoddard 19 lbs. Spencer D. Spears
Opossum M 12/18/2016 Lincoln 16 lbs. 2.6 oz. Jacob Doll
Raccoon M 12/11/2022 Worth 35 lbs. 0 oz. Couper and Hunter Simmons
Red Fox F 12/29/2018 Cape Girardeau 13 lbs. 5.7 oz. Jake Partridge
River Otter M 02/4/2019 Ozark 32 lbs. 11.2 oz. Sam Day
Striped Skunk M 12/4/2018 Moniteau 9 lbs. 14 oz. Ethan Starr