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Otter and Muskrat Regulations

Valid Permits

  • Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Permit
  • Trapping Permit

Season & Limits

Otters and Muskrats (Trapping)

Primary Season: Sat, 11/15/2014 - Fri, 02/20/2015
Daily Limit: Any number
Possession Limit: Any number

Additional Information

Notification Requirement

Otters or their pelts must be delivered to an agent of the Conservation Department for registration or tagging before selling, transferring, tanning or mounting by April 10. Tagged otters or their pelts may be possessed by the taker throughout the year and may be sold only to licensed taxidermists, tanners or fur dealers. It is illegal to purchase or sell untagged otters or their pelts.

Tagging tip: To make it easier to tag a pelt without damaging it, put a pencil or stick through the upper lip and eye socket before freezing the skin. The tag can be easily placed in those holes when the pelt is registered.

Detailed Regulations: 
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http://mdc.mo.gov/node/10820