Hunters preparing for fur-trapping season will be able to start trapping certain animals starting November 2nd and Iowa DNR officials say this could mean big bucks for the state.
Officials expect more than 19-thousand fur-trappers to participate. With each license costing at least $22, this could be thousands in revenue for the state.
Officials say there is a high demand for fur, which is what's causing the increase of people heading out. They say some fur, like a racoon, no longer sells for just $10 to $15. Now it can sell between $25 to $35.
Officials say the season is great for maintaining certain animal population.
"If we didn't have trapping season, there's already a high number of raccoons around here as it is," said Jeff Harrison of the Iowa DNR. "If we didn't have trapping to take them out, it'd be overwhelmingly high."
Trapping for most animals in Iowa runs through January 31st. In Illinois, the season varies by animal.