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Trapping season underway in Iowa

Statewide Iowa — The Iowa trapping season is underway, and a DNR expert says the prospects are good.

Furbearer biologist, Vince Evelsizer, says there shouldn’t be any trouble finding furs.

Evelsizer says the only two species that they’re concerned about are foxes and muskrats — which have seen declining populations. He says making a profit from trapping is a little less certain.

Evelsizer says the price of the furs is influenced by several things.

He says there’s been around 14 to 15-thousand licensed fur harvesters the past few years.

Evelsizer says some trappers aren’t concerned about the fur price.

Trappers don’t have to sell their furs this year — Evelsizer says they can keep them for one year and see if prices go up before they have to sell.

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