2011 Trapper Harvest Survey And Furbuyer Survey (Minnesota)
Conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, this study estimates the usage of trapper licenses and numbers of animals trapped during the 2010-2011 season. In total, there were 6,885 trapper licenses sold during the season.
For the 2010-2011 trapping season, there were 5,409 resident regular trappers, 363 resident junior trappers, 847 resident senior trappers, 249 “active” lifetime trappers, and 7 nonresident trappers surveyed.
In addition, a survey of fur buyers was conducted and showed that the total estimated value of furbearer animals killed by hunters and trappers during the season, based on all furs purchased, was $614,036, a decrease of 16% from the previous season.
In total, 6,885 trapper licenses were sold during the season and total registered number of animals killed included 1,814 otters, 1,012 bobcats, 903 fishers, and 1,842 martens.