Trapper Report of Catch
All trappers of fur-bearing animals are required to complete a trapper report of catch. Harvest is calculated directly from the reports and not expanded to include trappers that did not return a completed report.
CITES Pelt Sealing Reports
Bobcat and river otter pelts must be sealed within ten days of the close of the trapping or hunting season. This is done to gather harvest information and to comply with the requirements of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The harvest figures are drawn directly from the pelt sealing records.
Cougar Pelt Sealing Records
Hunters who take a cougar during hunts where dogs are prohibited must notify the department within 72 hours of kill (excluding legal state holidays) and provide the hunter's name, date and location of kill, and sex of animal. The raw pelt of a cougar must be sealed by an authorized department employee within five days of the kill.
Cougar permit hunters for hunts where dogs may be used must report their hunting activity (whether they harvest a cougar or not) using the toll-free quota hotline (1-866-364-4868). Hunters who harvest a cougar must notify the department within 24 hours of kill (excluding legal state holidays) and provide the hunter’s name, Wild ID, date, Game Management Unit of kill, and sex of animal. Permit hunters who purchased a cougar transport tag but did not hunt or harvest a cougar must report their cougar hunting activity by April 10, 2010.