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Trapping is carefully managed to ensure safety and the sustainability of wildlife populations. Permitted trapping mirrors state regulations, and trappers who access refuge lands for recreation must possess state licenses and follow state regulations as well as permit stipulations. 

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Trapping permittees will be allowed to harvest muskrats, red fox, raccoon, striped skunk, coyote, and opossum on the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge during the 2020 - 2021 trapping season.  A total of 14 units are open to trapping.