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ODNR's Division of Wildlife now accepting applications for controlled trapping of beaver and river otters

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Posted at 8:44 AM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 08:44:03-04

CLEVELAND — The application period for controlled beaver and river otter trapping opportunities for the 2020-2021 begins Thursday until Oct. 15, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife announced Thursday.

The Division of Wildlife awards special permits for select areas to provide opportunities for Ohio’s trappers. All applicants are required to possess a valid Ohio hunting license and fur taker permit.

Beaver and river otter trapping lotteries are grouped by region, so trappers can only apply in one region.

Trappers will be randomly drawn from submitted applications. Selected applicants will be notified by email by Monday, Oct. 19.

To apply for a permit, click here.