Effective August 1, 2007, any person who is trapping or
attempting to trap furbearers under the authority of a Furbearer
Permit must first obtain a certificate of trapper education,
except that the certificate is not required if the person held a
Furbearer Permit during the 2006-07 trapping season (prior to
August 1, 2007).
A permit is required to possess the meat or skinned carcass of a
furbearer for more than 10 days after the season has closed.
Permits can be obtained from the Maryland Natural Resources
The pelt or unskinned carcasses of all otter and fisher
harvested in Maryland must be tagged within 15 days after the
season has closed. Otter and fisher pelt tags may be obtained by
contacting local offices of either the DNR Wildlife &
Heritage Service or Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP).
The pelts or unskinned carcasses of furbearers harvested in
Maryland, and then transported across the state line must have a
"Fur Shipping Tag" accompanying them. Click here to download and print a "Fur Shipping Tag".
"Fur Shipping Tags" can also be obtained by contacting local
offices of either the DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service
or Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP).
You obtain your non-resident trapping license in the same manner that you obtain your non-resident hunting license.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)