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Browse the report on Missouri furbearer permit sales, population and harvests, pelt sales, and other information for fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013).

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Mink

Mustela vison
This semiaquatic predator, a member of the weasel family, is famous for its durable, soft, valuable fur.

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Missouri’s small-game hunting forecast

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Here’s what to expect when you head out to hunt quail, pheasants, rabbits, squirrels, and furbearers.

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Muskrat

Ondatra zibethicus
One of the most abundant commercial furbearers in Missouri, this semiaquatic rodent has benefited from the construction of thousands of farm ponds throughout the state.

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Muskrat Dens

Muskrats often build large houses out of vegetation in shallow water. The nest, or den, is reached by means of a tunnel that usually opens under water. Other times, they dig their homes into a stream or pond bank.

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Muskrat Love

I noticed something in the water, and it wasn’t the catfish or bluegill that I am accustomed to witnessing...

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Muskrat on Dry Land

Muskrats are semiaquatic, living in marshes, sloughs, streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes.

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Muskrat Swimming

One of the most abundant commercial furbearers in Missouri, this semiaquatic rodent has benefited from the construction of thousands of farm ponds throughout the state.

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