Fur-bearing Animal Regulations

The following are defined to be fur-bearing animals:

  • Badger
  • Beaver
  • Civet cat*
  • Fox
  • Mink
  • Muskrat
  • Nutria
  • Opossum
  • Otter
  • Raccoon
  • Ring-tailed cat
  • Skunk

*This is another name for the common spotted skunk.

The links to the left refer to the Fur-bearing Animal Regulations brochure.

Contact Information:

For other information concerning hunting and fishing regulations, parks, wildlife or other subjects related to TPWD, call our toll-free number: (800) 792-1112 during regular business hours.

At any time of the day, a person may call toll-free (800) 792-GAME(4263) to report a violation of the state's game and fish laws. A reward may be offered to eligible callers who provide information which leads to a conviction.