Hunters Must Register Certain Fur Pelts On Dec. 2
Any hunters or fur trappers are reminded to register their pelts on December 2, in order for the skins to be sold.
The trapping season for Fisher and Pine Marten will close on December 1, and the pelts must be registered within 24 hours of the season ending. Other pelts from bobcats and otters can also be registered at that time.
Hunters will need the entire bobcat carcass and the heads of each pine marten and fisher at the time of registration but the pelts need to be removed.
According to a press release, trappers must present completed site validation coupons for each fisher, pine marten and river otter when presenting these pelts for registration. The site validation tags must be notched to indicate the date and time of harvest. Trappers can obtain four otter tags and two fisher/marten tags, which are available upon request from license vendors. Trappers may have two combined (one fisher and one marten) or two fisher or two marten.
To expedite registration, trappers must produce their license (trappers should also bring their small game license) and should bring the following written information for each animal to be registered: species; sex; date and location taken (county, township and range); method of take, including type of trap used; and the DNR number as shown on the license.