DNR Announces NW Minnesota Furbearer Registration Stations

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DNR Announces NW Minnesota Furbearer Registration StationsThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds northwestern Minnesota fur trappers to register their pelts at one of several furbearer registration stations in December and January.

Furbearers (all species) may be registered between noon and 7 p.m. on December 9, with bobcat and otter-only registration between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on January 6 at the following locations:

Backus DNR Forestry Office
4391 State Hwy 371 NW
(218) 947-3232

Bemidji Area Wildlife Office
2114 Bemidji Ave.
(218) 308-2348

Park Rapids Area Wildlife Office
603 First Street W
(218) 732-8452

Roseau City Center
Library Meeting Room
121 Center St. E

Thief Lake WMA Office, Middle River
42280 240th Ave.
(218) 222-3747

National Guard Armory
517 N Jefferson

Registration is also available by appointment throughout the furbearer season at any of the DNR area wildlife offices, which also include:

Baudette Area Wildlife Office
204 Main St. E
(218) 634-1705

Crookston Area Wildlife Office
204 Main St. S

Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Office
14583 Cty Hwy 19
(218) 846-8374

Fergus Falls Area Wildlife Office
1509 First Ave N
(218) 739-7576

Glenwood Area Wildlife Office
28070 N Lakeshore Dr.

Karlstad Area Wildlife Office
202 Main St. N
(218) 436-2427

Red Lake WMA Office, Roosevelt
Norris Camp
(218) 783-6861

Roseau River WMA Office (3 miles west of Pine Creek)
27952 400th Street
(218) 463-1130

Thief River Falls Area Wildlife Office
246 125th Ave NE
(218) 681-0946

Pelts must be removed from the carcass and thawed to allow for inspection.  The carcasses of bobcats and the heads of pine martens will also be collected at the time of registration.

To expedite registration, trappers should bring the following written information for each animal to be registered: species, sex, date, location (county, township and range) and method of take, including type of trap used; and MDNR number as shown on license.

Fur registration forms and additional information are available from the area wildlife offices or the DNR Web site at www.mndnr.gov/hunting/smallgame.