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Montana Muskrat

Muskrat are considered a "furbearing animal" in Montana. Only Montana residents may hunt or trap furbearers, and a license is required.

Listed below are 2012 dates. 2013 dates should be close to the same. This site will be updated with 2013 dates once they are released, which will be during the first few months of 2013. The statewide season dates for Muskrat are November 1st through April 15th, except state Wildlife Management Areas and specific closures.

There is no limit to the number of Muskrat you may harvest, but you must check the fwp furbearer regulations before planning to trap or hunt any furbearer, predatory, or nongame animal in Montana to ensure compliance to all regulations. Furbearer Regulations are updated by FWP in mid-August each year.

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