North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

What to Trap

Furbearer species are mammals that are trapped primarily for their fur and include carnivores such as raccoons and coyotes, rodents such as beaver and muskrats, and North Carolina's only marsupial, the opossum.

Furbearer Species

A class of warm-blooded animals with fur or hair on their bodies. Mammals are vertebrates. The young are born live and feed on milk from their mothers.

ImageBeaverCastor canadensisFurbearerMore Information
ImageBobcat Lynx rufusGame & FurbearerMore Information
ImageCoyoteCanis latransNonGameMore Information
ImageGray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteusGameMore Information
ImageGroundhog Marmota monaxNonGameProfile
ImageMinkNeovison visonFurbearerProfile
ImageMuskratOndatra zibethicusFurbearerProfile
ImageNutriaMyocastor coypusNonGameN/A
ImageOpossum, Virginia Didelphis virginianaGame & FurbearerProfile
ImageOtter, River Lontra canadensisFurbearerProfile
ImageRaccoonProcyon lotorGame & FurbearerMore Information
ImageRed Fox Vulpes vulpesGameMore Information
ImageSpotted Skunk Spilogale putoriusFurbearerN/A
ImageStriped Skunk Mephitis mephitisFurbearerProfile
ImageWeasel, Long-tailed Mustela frenataFurbearerN/A