Nutria are valued furbearers. Characterized by dense grayish underfur and long glossy guard hairs, wild nutria vary in color from dark brown to yellowish brown. Nutria is similar to beaver, it is often sheared for a sporty, more lightweight feel. Underfur is very soft and plush. A popular fur for linings and trims. It is frequently dyed in a variety of colors.

To view coats made from nutria fur, click here.

If you are interested in learning how to trap furbearers, including nutria, to participate in the fur industry, we offer free online trapper education training and free trapping workshops where you can gain hands-on experience. Click here for more information.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with the responsibility of managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources.