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Yukon Trapping Regulations

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Guided trapping process now simpler

The Government of Yukon recently amended the territory’s Trapping Regulation. As of April 23, 2015, 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 takes into account the recommendation provided earlier by the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board. The new rule will be in the 2015-16 Trapping Regulations Summary. (YG News Release)

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Yukon Trapping Regulations Summary 2014-15

English pdf306 KB

French pdf372 KB

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

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REMINDER: New trap use requirements for 2015

The rules for licensed trappers have been updated so that Yukon furs can continue to be sold around the world. Trappers will have to use certified humane killing traps for lynx and ermine (weasel) as of Oct. 1, 2015. The deadline is Oct. 1, 2016, for otter traps. The new traps are required under the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards.

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Wolverine carcasses wanted

Trappers are invited to submit your frozen skinned wolverine carcasses to the nearest Environment Yukon office. You will receive $50 in compensation for each wolverine carcass. Along with the carcass, you must provide the trapper name, trapping licence number, trapping concession number, harvest date and sex of animal.

Researchers will use these carcasses for a study on wolverine population characteristics and the sustainability of the harvest. They will also look at aspects of basic wolverine biology (such as diet, parasites, body condition and genetics) as well as population cycles and structure.

For more information contact Environment Yukon’s Senior Wildlife
Biologist at 867-667-5766 or toll-free at 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5766.

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Environment Yukon

Government of Yukon

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Phone: 867-667-5652
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Email: environmentyukon@gov.yk.ca