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Beaver reports track nuisance beaver activity, beaver trapping, and beaver relocations reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Per RCW 77.36.160, data will be updated quarterly and posted as additional reports are received. Trapper reports of catch and Wildlife Control Operator (WCO) reports are submitted annually, and these data will become available after the reporting deadlines each year.
A license year runs from April to March of the following year.
*Updated October 2018
||Total Beaver Take
Beaver relocations are as reported by WCOs, special trapping permit holders, or WDFW staff. The relocations indicated above were permitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). No beaver relocations are allowed unless by special permit from WDFW.
Beaver take includes nuisance removals as reported by WCOs, special trapping permit holders, and recreational harvest as reported on the trapper reports of catch. Complaint response is the proportion of the recreational beaver harvest taken in response to complaints from landowners or other concerned parties.