2012-2013 Illinois Otter Trapper Report

Craig A. Miller, Meghan E. McCleary, Linda K. Campbell

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingTechnical report


Illinois otter trapping was reinstated for the 2012-2013trapping season; all817persons who receiveda 2012-2013resident Illinois otter registration permitwere mailed a 4-page questionnaire, and we received 641(79%) questionnaires.Trappers set an average of 29traps for an average of 38days or nights during the 2012-2013season.They harvested an average of 2.46otters(Lontra canadensis) each, totaling1,506otters. Participants also harvested27,544raccoons (Procyon lotor),9,851 muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), and 6,126 beaver (Castor canadensis)during the 2012-2013Illinois trapping season.Sightings of bobcat (Lynx rufus) by trappersand trapper attitudeswere also documented.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIllinois Natural History Survey
StatePublished - Oct 28 2013

Publication series

NameINHS Technical Report 2013 (39)


  • INHS


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