Furbearer Hunting and Trapping

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Please see the current Hunting and Trapping Digest for Furbearer Hunting and Trapping regulations, season dates, and more.

In Illinois, 14 species are classified as furbearers, all of which can be legally hunted and/or trapped. More than 75 state, federal and international laws apply to the hunting and trapping of furbearers in Illinois. Such laws set standards for animal welfare and place limits on hunting and trapping so that animals are not endangered by these activities. For more information on Illinois Furbearers, visit our Furbearer Guide here.

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