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Pelt Tagging Procedures 2020-2021

Dear Connecticut Trapper, The Covid-19 pandemic has affected many of our activities, interactions and schedules. Precautions to limit human contact and reduce the probability of disease transmission included cancellation of the pelt tagging options that have traditionally been available. The Department has found a workable alternative that will still get pelts tagged while maintaining social distancing. We have decided that for this season we will continue to provide pelt tags by mail. Trappers can contact us by e-mail or phone to request tags for pelts taken in the 2020-2021 season. Packets will be mailed out on January 31, 2021 and March 31, 2021. Trappers will also be required to fill out and return report forms for those pelts needing tags. The report forms will ask for the same information we ask at traditional pelt taggings. ***Please note a regulation change went into effect in 2020 that requires trappers to submit fisher carcasses to the Wildlife Division for research purposes. Please contact us to arrange for a pick-up or drop-off date. You can request tags though e-mail or phone, those contacts are listed below. You will be asked for a list of the number of each species you need tags for and a mailing address. The required number of tags and report forms will be mailed to you. Once receiving the tags you should immediately attach them to your pelts. The report forms will be due within 30 days of receipt. The forms will be treated as other harvest reports so there are penalties for submitting false reports.
TO REQUEST TAGS BY E-MAIL.
CONTACT Geoffrey.Krukar@ct.gov
TO REQUEST TAGS BY PHONE.
CALL 860-424-3051
Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area Thank you for your patience and cooperation, Geoffrey Krukar Wildlife Biologist Furbearer/Bear Program Wildlife Division Bureau of Natural Resources CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Sessions Woods WMA

341 Milford Street

Burlington, CT 06013 P: 860.424.3090| E: Geoffrey.Krukar@ct.gov




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