Minnesota

Regulatory Agency


Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


  • (651)-296-6157 or Info.dnr@state.mn.us 
  • Regional Offices
    • Northwestern: (218)-308-2700
    • Northeastern: (218)-328-8780
    • Central: (651)-259-5635
    • Southern: (507)-359-6018


License Details


Fees


There are no fees associated with this permit


License Duration


The permit is valid from the date it is issued to the end of the year


How to Apply


  • Contact the regional office or write a letter that includes the name of the individual and the species they plan to work with


Renewal and Reporting


Permits must be renewed annually


Reports must be filed annually. If a report is not received the permit will not be renewed


Laws and Regulations


  • Permit holders must adhere to trapping regulations, with the exception of seasons
  • Beavers are not a species in which can be taken under this permit
    • A special permit must be obtained from a Conservation Officer to control beavers
  • Birds and snakes are not included on the permit
  • Those who possess a valid trapping license may keep the carcass and pelt of an animal if it has been trapped during its season
    • If the animal is kept, it must be counted towards the number of animals they may keep for the year. The pelt must also be registered
  • Methods of capturing or killing the animal must abide with local ordinances
  • If an individual is trapping nuisance coyotes, they must have a valid trapping license


Laws Regarding Translocation


In order to translocate an animal which has a closed season on it, they must obtain a license to do so.


The Nuisance Animal Permit does not allow for the transport of captured wildlife


The animal(s) can only be released on private land with permission from the landowner


Trap Tags


Traps must have some form of identification on them


Hunting and Trapping License


A hunting license is not required to obtain this permit


A trapping license is not required to obtain this permit. However, if one is trapping during the closed season for that animal and wants to keep the pelt or the carcass, a trapping license is required.