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otter season #7228214
03/27/21 02:20 PM
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Michigan season for otter ends March 31 beaver season April 21 does not make a lot of sense.

Re: otter season [Re: james dymond] #7228220
03/27/21 02:27 PM
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Our otter season ends 2 months before beaver. I think it's pretty common everywhere, and biologically I think it does make sense.


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Re: otter season [Re: james dymond] #7228245
03/27/21 03:06 PM
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I believe Michigan dnr has changed the rules up a bit this season. I think incidental otter may be kept during beaver season, just as long as you have extra otter tags left over.


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Re: otter season [Re: james dymond] #7228260
03/27/21 03:41 PM
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Bycatch is possible but I find it pretty darn clean as long as some thought is applied. Random blind sets, spillway sets, fresh otter sign all bad lol. Setting right on the beaver should eliminate almost all issues IMO esp since beaver have a such a smaller home range.


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Re: otter season [Re: james dymond] #7228348
03/27/21 05:47 PM
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Beaver and otter seasons should always coincide in my humble opinion. What weird reasoning would dictate otherwise?


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Re: otter season [Re: james dymond] #7228433
03/27/21 07:10 PM
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trapping u.p. is right

Re: otter season [Re: beaverpeeler] #7228449
03/27/21 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by beaverpeeler
Beaver and otter seasons should always coincide in my humble opinion. What weird reasoning would dictate otherwise?



Most fur managers would agree with that.
Our otter season was recently changed.It used to end on May 15 with the beaver season.They rolled it back 2 weeks to April 30.Their reason was the earlier parturition date of otters than beavers.
Our federation voiced our concern about the season not being aligned,and we were able to get an exemption for incidentals.
We are not allowed to specifically target otter after April 30 but we are allowed to keep any incidentals caught during the open season for beaver in May.
I dont know of any trappers who targeted otter in May even when the season was aligned.

Last edited by Boco; 03/27/21 07:25 PM.
Re: otter season [Re: james dymond] #7228467
03/27/21 07:37 PM
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Beaver are often trapped for nusiance and/or fur. Beaver stay prime much longer. On most spring otter the fur is singed. The idea basacially is that the wildlife departments do not want otter targeted in the spring to avoid over harvesting.

Re: otter season [Re: james dymond] #7228484
03/27/21 07:46 PM
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Overharvest of otter may be a concern on the fringe of their range.
Elsewhere it has never been a concern.Except for coastal areas,overharvesting of beaver is much more detrimental for both beaver and otter.

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