Louisiana Trapping Regulations

.• The following animals are classified as furbearers: beaver,
bobcat, coyote, gray fox, mink, muskrat, nutria, opossum, river otter, red fox, raccoon and skunk.

• No persons shall set or run traps of any type to catch furbearers during an open season without a current trapping license.

• No persons shall sell pelts or carcasses of furbearers without a current trapping license.

• Licensed trappers may hold in captivity life furbearers caught legally during season. Animals must be released or pelted by last day of trapping season.

• Traps must be checked daily.
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• No fur trapper, alligator hunter, or fur dealer shall transport or ship raw furs or alligator skins out of the state without first obtaining an official outof-state shipping tag from the department. No fur buyer may transport or ship raw fur or skins out of the state except to a licensed non-resident fur dealer.
National Trappers Association
Fur Takers of America
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