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also fur-bear·er  (fûr′bâr′ər)
An animal whose skin is covered with fur, especially fur that is commercially valuable.

fur′bear′ing adj.
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(Animals) any mammal that is hunted for its fur
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or fur′-bear`er,

any furry animal, esp. one whose fur is of commercial value.
fur′bear`ing, adj.
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Laura Palmer, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife furbearer biologist, says bobcat populations are on the increase across their range.
They also offer opportunities for fishing, waterfowl hunting, furbearer trapping, and canoeing or kayaking.
Nutrient Requirements of Mink and Foxes.National Research Council.Second revised edition by the National Research Council, Subcommittee on Furbearer Nutrition.National Academic Press, Washington.
* Approved a professional service agreement with the Trapper Man for furbearer trapping services.
Pages 487-499 In Wild furbearer management and conservation in North America.
Muskrats Ondatra zibethicus are one of the most widely distributed and sought-after species of furbearer in North America (Boutin and Birkenholz 1987, Roberts and Crimmins 2010).
You might tear up a furbearer's pelt, but even in fur season I'm not so concerned about that.
They are "catlike,'' however, in that they are skilled tree climbers and have semi-retractable claws, according to Laura Conlee, furbearer biologist for the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.
Pages 586-597 in Wild furbearer management and conservation in North America (M.
We acknowledge the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Furbearer Fund for funding this research, and B.
The rodents--close kin to beavers and muskrats--were introduced as a furbearer to the Gulf states from South America in the early 1900s.