Louisiana Trapping Regulations

.• The following animals are classified as furbearers: beaver,
bobcat, coyote, gray fox, mink, muskrat, nutria, opossum, river otter, red fox, raccoon and skunk.

• No persons shall set or run traps of any type to catch furbearers during an open season without a current trapping license.

• No persons shall sell pelts or carcasses of furbearers without a current trapping license.

• Licensed trappers may hold in captivity life furbearers caught legally during season. Animals must be released or pelted by last day of trapping season.

• Traps must be checked daily.
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• No fur trapper, alligator hunter, or fur dealer shall transport or ship raw furs or alligator skins out of the state without first obtaining an official outof-state shipping tag from the department. No fur buyer may transport or ship raw fur or skins out of the state except to a licensed non-resident fur dealer.
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• There is levied a severance tax on all skins or hides taken from any furbearing animals or alligators, within the state, payable to the state through the department by the fur trapper, alligator hunter, or alligator farmer shipping or taking his own catch out-of-state or by the dealer shipping skins or hides out-of-state or tanning fur pelts or alligator skins in the state. A fur trapper, alligator hunter, or alligator farmer must pay this tax at the time the fur or skin is transported or shipped out-of-state.
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