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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.


(Animals) any mammal that is hunted for its fur


or fur′-bear`er,

any furry animal, esp. one whose fur is of commercial value.
fur′bear`ing, adj.
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Approved a professional service agreement with the Trapper Man for furbearer trapping services.
Dropping fur prices meant less trapping and furbearer hunting, and in turn more predators to rob nests of precious quail eggs.
Wild furbearer management and conservation in North America.
We describe the diet of the protected Ohio bobcat, which is recovering post extirpation, and likely to become a harvested furbearer in the near future.
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.
He revised and ex-panded the Manual of Common Parasites, Diseases, and Anomalies in Wildlife of Ontario and co-authored the extensive Bibliography of Parasites and Diseases of Ontario Wildlife and chapters on diseases of furbearers and on tularaemia in Wild Furbearer Management and Conservation in North America and in Infectious Disease of Wild Mammals, respectively.
Pages 433-441 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.
Management practices since 1950 have resulted in dramatic furbearer population recoveries (10-fold; Novak 1987).