Record-Weight Furbearers

Think you have a record?

If you have trapped a large furbearer, let your regional office know. Browse the Public Contacts Directory to find the office number.

The rules:

  • Your record must be a legal furbearing species.
  • It must be taken within the legal trapping/hunting/cable-restraint season each year.
  • Record is for the weight only.
  • Weights are recorded by MDC personnel at the Resource Science Center in Columbia or at the fur auctions on a specified digital scale.

Records documented since 2011.

Record Furbearers
Species Sex Date Taken County Taken Weights Hunter/Trapper
Badger M 11/21/2017 Randolph 28 lbs. 14.4 oz. Glen and Kyle Fessler
Badger M 12/17/2014 Perry 28 lbs. 14.4 oz. Corey Robinson
Beaver M 12/17/2014 Marion 73 lbs. 0 oz. Jeff Dornberger and Blaine Pope
Bobcat F 1/18/2014 Macon 36 lbs. 0 oz. Shane Viers
Coyote M 12/2/2015 Vernon 48 lbs. 0 oz. Tyler Shouse
Gray Fox M 1/2/2016 Marion 12 lbs. 11 oz. Lance Hudson and Bobby Gruenloh
Mink M 1/16/2013 Ralls 5 lbs. 3.2 oz. Jeff Thompson
Muskrat M 11/27/2016 Marion 4 lbs. 0 oz. Blaine and Teagan Pope
Nutria M 2/2/2014 Pemiscot 15 lbs. 12.8 oz. Charlie Brown
Opossum M 12/18/2016 Lincoln 16 lbs. 2.6 oz. Jacob Doll
Raccoon M 12/4/2015 Gentry 28 lbs. 8 oz. Dennis Nelson
Red Fox F 12/29/2018 Cape Girardeau 13 lbs. 5.7 oz. Jake Partridge
River Otter M 02/4/2019 Ozark 32 lbs. 11.2 oz. Sam Day
Striped Skunk M 12/4/2018 Moniteau 9 lbs. 14 oz. Ethan Starr

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This is NOT a legal document. Regulations are subject to revision during the current year.
Refer to the Wildlife Code.