Illinois Furbearers Guide
Furbearer is the name given to mammals that traditionally have been hunted and trapped primarily for fur. There are 14 species of furbearers in Illinois, although only 12 species may be legally hunted and/or trapped. Furbearers that are legally harvested for human use are always common and abundant. Not all kinds of furbearers are hunted and trapped in every state. Furbearers plentiful in one state might be scarce in another, due to habitat losses or other reasons.
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