fur·​bear·​er | \ ˈfər-ˌber-ər How to pronounce furbearer (audio) \

Definition of furbearer

: an animal that bears fur especially of a commercially desired quality

Examples of furbearer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That includes all game animals, birds and furbearers, including bear, beaver, coyote, deer, opossum, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel, nutria, fox, mountain lion, groundhog, bobcat, Red Wolf, feral swine, and alligator. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Game wardens put an end to Sand Mountain Sam, Alabama’s weather-predicting possum," 15 Jan. 2020 Boggess started his job as manager of the DNR’s furbearer program in April 1982, just as the raccoon dog crisis was heating up. John Myers, Twin Cities, "Never heard of the Minnesota raccoon dog, either? We are lucky," 23 Oct. 2019 Today, Wisconsin is home to a robust population of bobcats, said Nathan Roberts, furbearer research scientist with the Department of Natural Resources. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: When it comes to wildcats in Wisconsin, bobcats are king," 5 June 2019 Those counties would be in southern Indiana, according to DNR furbearer biologist Geriann Albers, where bobcat populations are strongest. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "Hoosiers to DNR: 'Stop the murder' of bobcats, raccoons, coyotes and opossums," 23 Mar. 2018 Roberts and Shawn Roessler, DNR furbearer specilist, on Wednesday gave an update on bobcats to the Natural Resources Board. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Bobcats a Wisconsin wildlife success story," 27 Sep. 2017 Furbearers in Maryland Explore the world of furry animals and learn about the ones that live nearby. 4:30 p.m. Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. Jillian S. Jarrett, Washington Post, "What’s happening in Prince George's County," 23 Aug. 2017 The agency is suggesting a four-month season, with no more than 15 animals killed, said agency furbearer biologist Stephanie Tucker. Washington Post, "North Dakota may join states that allow otter trapping," 30 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of furbearer

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Furbearer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furbearer. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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