Saturday, January 28th, 2023
Saturday, January 28th, 2023

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Mich. trappers can begin to take badgers, raccoons

Lansing, Mich. (AP) – Michigan trappers with a fondness for fur
can begin to capture badgers and other creatures.

Trapping season opens Thursday in much of the Upper Peninsula
and northern Lower Michigan for raccoons and badgers. In addition,
foxes and coyotes can be hunted or trapped statewide.

In the southern half of Lower Michigan, trappers can begin to
take raccoons and badgers Nov. 1. Statewide hunting of raccoons
already has opened.

The state Department of Natural Resources says licensed fur
harvesters are limited to one badger each season. Raccoons and
coyotes can be taken on private property year-round if they are a
nuisance.

The DNR says trappers must check their traps and snares
regularly

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