West Virginia’s Trapping Seasons to Close Soon

West Virginia’s Trapping Seasons to Close Soon

West Virginia DNR
West Virginia DNR

South Charleston, W.Va. – -(Ammoland.com)-  The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds sportsmen and sportswomen that the 2009 – 2010 trapping season for raccoon, fox, bobcat, mink and muskrat ends on February 28, 2010.

The trapping season for beaver will end on March 31, 2010, and beaver trappers are reminded that it is illegal to set traps other than underwater sets during the month of March.

All beaver and bobcat pelts are required to be checked at an official game checking station within 30 days of the close of their respective seasons. Raccoon, fox, mink and muskrat pelts are not required to be checked at an official game checking station.

Trappers, hunters and fur dealers are reminded that furs shipped out of West Virginia must have a fur shipping tag. These shipping tags are available at all West Virginia Division of Natural Resources’ District Offices and most game checking stations.

The general public is reminded that now, before the trapping season ends, would be a good time to deal with nuisance muskrat or beaver problems. Trappers may be more likely to assist landowners with nuisance problems while their gear is in working order and pelts are in prime condition.

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