Missouri’s hunting and trapping season for furbearing animals began last week. Animals that can be taken during this season are badgers, bobcats, foxes, possums, raccoons and skunks. Knox County Conservation Agent Dustin Snead says there are different ways to hunt and trap each species.
Snead adds hunters need to keep safety in mind when dealing with many of these animals.
Hunters and trappers need a small game permit in order to participate. For more information on Missouri’s hunting and trapping seasons visit mdc.mo.gov.