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Pennsylvania Bobcat And Fisher Season!

Yesterday the PGC released the adopted 2010-11 seasons and bag limits. Among them a Bobcat season in which all licensed furtakers can obtain one permit! Also new is a Fisher season following the same rules of each furtaker being able to get one permit. One final thing about the season change that stands out is that cable restraint season for Fox and Coyote starts on December 26th opposed to the 1st of January.

Reactions of some trappers in Pennsylvania to this can be found here at the HuntingPA.COM discussion board. (huntingpa.INFO is not associated with huntingpa.COM we just share the same name.)

Below is the text of the Adopted 2010-11 Trapping Seasons announcement from the PGC’s site.


MINK and MUSKRAT: Nov. 20–Jan. 9.  Unlimited.


COYOTE and FOXES (Statewide) Cable Restraints: Dec. 26-Feb. 20.  No limit.  Participants must pass cable restraint certification course.

BEAVER (Statewide): Dec. 26–March 31 (Limits vary depending on WMU).

BOBCAT (WMUs 2A, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4D and 4E): Dec. 18-Jan. 9.  One bobcat per license year, and all licensed furtakers may obtain one permit.

FISHER (WMUs 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F): Dec. 18-23. One fisher per license year, and all licensed furtakers may obtain one permit.

09/10 Trapping Season Is Over

Trapping season ended yesterday. I had a fairly slow season due to a very reduced trap line mainly because of college work. I ended the season with only one possum, but I still had a good season. There is nothing quite like taking a walk every day through the snow in single digit temperatures.

I did have something new happen to trapping in my area this year though. I had my first few run ins with coyotes. One hay set earlier in the season caught a coyote with promptly pulled out of the #1 1/2 duke trap. Then Yesterday, the final day, I found another hay set with both #1 1/2 dukes set off and a jaw ripped out; with coyote tracks running away. I will need to buy some coyote sized traps for next year.