With the general trapping season over, Maine trappers can have their furs tagged on these fall tagging days.
The fall fur tagging days are right around the corner. Maine trappers who need to have their furs tagged can do so on a Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife fur tagging day. All fur tagging takes place at IFW regional headquarters.
Fall Fur Tagging Days:
- Ashland - January 3, 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. - Address: 63 Station Hill Road, Ashland
- Bangor - January 4, 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. - Address: 106 Hogan Road, Suite 1, Bangor
- Enfield - January 5,10 A.M. - 6 P.M. - Address: 16 Cobb Road, Enfield
- Gray - January 5,10 A.M. - 6 P.M. - Address: 15 Game Farm Road, Gray
- Jonesboro - January 10,10 A.M. - 6 P.M. - Address: 317 Whitneyville Road
- Sidney - January 3,10 A.M. - 6 P.M. - Address: 270 Lyons Road, Sidney, ME 04330
- Strong - January 10,10 A.M. - 6 P.M. - Address: 689 Farmington Road, Strong
Fur tagging days give trappers an opportunity to have furs tagged by IFW staff, and talk with the regional biologist in the area. There's no tagging fees on these days. All furs from beaver, bobcat, coyote, fisher, fox, marten, mink, and otter must be tagged within 10 days after the end of the trapping season.
Fur tagging days were originally "fur tagging nights" until this season. The change gives trappers more time, a day rather than a couple hours, to have furs tagged.
The general trapping season ended on December 31. Trappers can still set for beaver through April.
Mandatory trapping reports for the fall season are coming due soon. All licensed trappers 16 years and older must submit their report by January 31, even if they did not trap. Reports can be filed online, by mail, email, fax, or over the phone.