The NCWRC needs the help of trappers to collect data from harvested furbearers. Every year, the NCWRC requests samples, usually either part of the jaw or whole carcasses, from certain furbearers to aid in research and monitoring of our valuable furbearer species. Cooperators who turn in river otter or bobcat jaw samples will receive a free cooperator patch and the age of their animal. Projects such as these are important, as they help us monitor populations and improve our knowledge of N.C. furbearers. We feel this information will help us maintain trapping and hunting for future generations. For more information, species of interest for this year, and contact information to receive pre-paid envelopes, please see the Furbearer Cooperator Flier.