River Otter Legal Status
The river otter is classified as a furbearer. A trapping license and open season are required to trap river otters. A Nuisance Wildlife Control operator such as Animal Evictor may kill or trap a river otter on that property if it is damaging crops or domestic animals. No permit is necessary; however, . Because legal status, trapping restrictions, and other information about river otters change, contact your local Animal Evictor office for updates.