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Yukon Trapping Regulations

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Yukon Trapping Regulations Summary 2015-16

English 2015-16 pdf273 KB

Français 2014-15 pdf372 KB (the 2015-16 version will be posted in early October)

Provides a summary of Yukon trapping regulations and information of interest to trappers.

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Guided trapping process now simpler

The person being guided no longer has to be physically present with the trapping concession holder when applying for a guided trapping permit at an Environment Yukon office.

This amendment to the Trapping Regulatiaon takes into account the recommendation provided earlier by the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board. (YG News Release)

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Reminder: Certified humane trap use

As of October 1, 2015, Yukon trappers must use only certified traps for ermine (weasel) and lynx. Starting October 1, 2016, Yukon trappers must use only certified traps for otter. See page 6 of the Trapping Regulations Summary for more information on permitted trapping devices and the International Humane Trapping Standards.

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Wanted: Wolverine carcasses

As part of an ongoing study into the territory’s wolverine population, trappers are invited to submit your frozen, skinned wolverine carcasses to your nearest Environment Yukon office. You will receive $50 for each complete wolverine carcass (including the skull) to recognize your contribution to this research.

Please include the following information with the carcass: trapper name, trapping licence number, trapping concession number, harvest date and sex of animal. For more information about the wolverine study, contact the
Senior Wildlife Biologist at 867-667-5766 or toll-free at 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5766.

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Contact Client Services

Phone: 867-667-5652
Toll-free (in Yukon, NWT & Nunavut):
1-800-661-0408 ext. 5652
Fax: 867-393-7197

Email: environmentyukon@gov.yk.ca
Address: Box 2703 (V-3A) Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 2C6