Conservation and Trapping News

2022 River Otter Harvest Limit Met
Nov 15, 2022 06:19 ET

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The 2022 river otter season harvest limit of 20 was reached on Sunday and the season is now closed.

River otters captured in existing traps in the next 24 hours are legal catches. It is illegal to harvest river otters by hunting now that the harvest limit has been reached.

Furbearer license holders had until Monday to report any trapped river otters to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department. After this time, any harvested river otter is considered an incidental take and will be surrendered to the state.

South Dakota’s river otter trapping season began at sunrise on Nov. 1. This trapping season was initiated in 2020.