N.D. Closes Fisher Season After Reaching Quota Of 15

Well, that didn’t take long. …

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department shut down the state’s fisher-trapping season today — the fifth day of season — after reaching the quota of 15.

Fishers are furbearing mammals and members of the weasel family. More common in forested areas such as northern Minnesota and Canada, fishers have become increasingly abundant in eastern North Dakota in recent years, especially along river corridors.

Game and Fish offered its inaugural fisher season last year. That season was short-lived, as well, and closed when trappers reached the quota of 10.

Only North Dakota residents were able to participate in the fisher season, with a season limit of one per trapper. The open area was east of U.S. Highway 281 and state Highway 4.