Photo © Keith Anderson


South Dakota is home to many species of furbearing animals. Large numbers of coyote, raccoon, beaver and muskrat occur in South Dakota as well as good numbers of bobcats, mink and red fox. Trapping furbearers not only serves as a recreational pastime and valuable tool for wildlife management, but also allows sportsmen/women another opportunity to experience the outdoors. Furbearers are a valuable, renewable natural resource with most species occuring across South Dakota.

Fur Dealers and Bearers, please see our Forms and Permit section for all applications. 

License Requirements for Trapping Furbearers