Muskrat FAQs

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Can muskrats be caught and released?

We are not allowed to translocate or release captured muskrats in another area. The law requires consent of a property owner, and the site must be remote. The sad truth is that the majority of translocated animals are unable to survive in their new environments, undermining the purpose of translocation. 

How many muskrats could there be?

Muskrat colonies typically consist of 2-10 related individuals. There is typically only one colony present on an individual’s property due to their territorial nature.

What if they aren’t all caught in the 10 day trapping period?

In the rare event some members of a colony remain at the end of the trapping period, extensions can be purchased for a nominal fee.

What types of capture devices do you use?

Floating cage traps, multiple-catch cage traps and baited cage traps are all options, depending on site specific conditions, local ordinances and appropriateness of their use in a particular area.

How are capture devices used?

These devices are most typically placed in the water and baited or lured to attract the muskrat to the trap set location, in addition to being placed at underwater den entrances to catch muskrats as they enter or exit. Care is taken to avoid capture of non-target wildlife.

Can I prevent new muskrats from recolonizing my property again?

Habitat modification is not generally feasible as a prevention method. Wetland components that were attractive to the last colony will remain, as will inaccessible subterranean burrow systems.

When is the risk of recolonization highest?

Recolonization is most likely to occur during dispersals. A site may remain vacant for many years, or it may be recolonized during the next dispersal period. Site specific conditions raise or lower the likelihood of this event, but generally speaking the potential always exists.

How can I remove a muskrat caught in my chain link fence?

Cutting the chain link is generally the most effective option to free a muskrat trapped in a fence.

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