Flattened body with short, stocky legs. Face is distinctive with black patches, whitish chin and throat, and a prominent white stripe down the head. Weigh 8 to 20 pounds.
The Missouri Department of Conservation is taking reports for rare furbearers.
Distinct white spot in the center of the forehead and in front of each ear. Broken stripes down the body give a “spotted appearance.” Weigh 0.5 to 2 pounds.
Long, tubular shape with a tail that is 25% of the head-body length. May turn white in the winter, in summer have brown pelts with white feet and underside. Found in northern Mis-souri and weigh 1 to 3.5 ounces.
Tail is 50% or more of the head-body length. May turn white in the winter, but have brown pelts in the summer with cream-yellow undersides. Found statewide and weigh 3 to 16 ounces.
MDC needs the following information with report submissions:
- Date and Time of observation
- Number of individuals observed and number of young in group
- Location (county and estimated GPS coordinates)
- Sex, if known
- Status (alive, trapped, road-killed, etc.)
- Name, address, phone number, and/or email
Missouri Department of Conservation
Central Regional Office
3500 East Gans Road
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 815-7900 ext. 2903
Badger can be legally harvested in Missouri during the established season. Please report any badger sightings, captures or road-kill animals.
There is NO trapping or hunting season for weasels or spotted skunks. Please report any sightings, photos, or road-kill animals to the Department.
If you accidentally trap a weasel or spotted skunk and the animal is alive, it must be immediately released. Please report the incidental capture. If you accidentally trap a weasel or spotted skunk and the animal is dead, the entire carcass must be turned over to your local conservation agent.