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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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The furbearing animals extinct, a complete change will come over the scene; the gay free trapper and his steed, decked out in wild array, and tinkling with bells and trinketry; the savage war chief, plumed and painted and ever on the prowl; the traders' cavalcade, winding through defiles or over naked plains, with the stealthy war party lurking on its trail; the buffalo chase, the hunting camp, the mad carouse in the midst of danger, the night attack, the stampede, the scamper, the fierce skirmish among rocks and cliffs -- all this romance of savage life, which yet exists among the mountains, will then exist but in frontier story, and seem like the fictions of chivalry or fairy tale.
71) The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the Secretary's inclusion of navigable waters in the reservation, noting that for Natives "the adjacent fisheries are as important, perhaps more important than the forests, the furbearing animals or the minerals.
Livestock including horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, goats and furbearing animals.
Quantifying prey taken by bobcats can inform bottom-up management decisions while the bobcat remains protected from harvest in Ohio, and both bottom-up and top-down management practices that can be detailed in the forthcoming ODOW management plan for this furbearing species.
A survey of the game and furbearing animals of Oklahoma.
Surveys were originally designed to monitor these species because of their significance as furbearing animals.
When they entered into trading relationships with Europeans, their fur trapping activities became nested within an international network that resulted in substantial reduction of furbearing species and in other ecological transformations.
Forest fires also kill a lot of the wildlife like insects, birds, and small furbearing animals.
On the southernmost tip of Patagonia, native furbearing species are not abundant (Lizarralde and Escobar; 2000; Lizarralde and Elisetch, 2001).
In 1998, California voters passed Proposition 4, making it illegal to trap furbearing and nongame animals for recreation or commerce with a "body-gripping trap.
There, they concentrated on hunting furbearing animals for trade and abandoned most of their other traditional economic activities altogether.