SEYMOUR, Ind. - The state of Indiana is proposing a limited trapping season for river otters and to allow for the sale of river otter furs less than 20 years after the animals were reintroduced after becoming extinct in Indiana.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources spokesman Phil Bloom tells The Tribune of Seymour that It hasn't been determined where trapping would be permitted. But he says the animals are found in 74 of Indiana's 92 counties. The animals were removed from the state's endangered species list in 2005.
Bloom says the otter reintroduction has been successful, but it's up to the state to maintain a balance between keeping a healthy population and preventing conflicts with people.
Bloom says the earliest a river otter trapping season would occur is 2015-16.
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