(1) Statewide trapping seasons:
|SPECIES ||SEASON DATES |
|Badger, Beaver, Bobcat, Marten, Mink, Muskrat, Raccoon, Red Fox, River Ottera, and Weasel ||Nov. 1 - Mar. 31 during the current license year |
| ||aRiver otter trapping season is closed in all Eastern Washington counties, except in Chelan, Ferry, Klickitat, Kittitas, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Yakima counties, as well as in the Snake and Walla Walla River drainages. The season bag limit is 12 river otter in the portions of Eastern Washington that are open to trapping. |
(2) Participation requirements:
(a) To be issued your first Washington state trapping license an individual must pass the Washington state trapper education exam.
(b) Licensed trappers must comply with reporting requirements in WAC 232-12-134
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240. 09-09-083 (Order 09-53), § 232-28-516, filed 4/15/09, effective 5/16/09.]