The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) tracks beaver take from human-beaver conflicts, beaver harvest, and beaver relocations as directed under state law.
Data are updated quarterly and posted as additional reports are received. Licensed trappers, Wildlife Control Operators (WCO), and permitted beaver relocators submit their reports annually. WDFW makes this information available after the reporting deadlines and data processing each year.
A license year runs from April to March of the following year.
|License year||Beaver relocations||Beaver take - Conflict removal||Beaver take - Harvest||Total beaver take|
*Updated December 2022. Previous conflict removal information has been updated to reflect completed datasets.
Beaver relocations are reported by permitted beaver relocators and WDFW staff. No beaver relocations are allowed unless by special permit from the department. Beaver removals from conflict situations are reported by WCOs, special trapping permit holders, and WDFW staff. Beaver harvest is reported by licensed trappers. The total take of beavers includes harvest and conflict removals.