Take Our Survey

Tell us what you think about our website for a chance to win an annual Yukon campground permit ($50 value).*

It takes just over a minute to answer a few short questions. Your insight will help us make future improvements to the Environment Yukon website.

*If a non-Yukon resident winner is drawn, the prize will be four one-night campground permits ($48 value).

Take the Survey Close

Trapping Regulations Highlights

9 mile trail

9 Mile Trail / Environment Yukon Photo

Yukon Trapping Regulations Summary 2013-14

English pdf1.7 MB

French pdf861 KB

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


New trapping rules are in place for lynx, ermine and otter

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.

Important Changes for 2013-14

Neck snares only for wolf extended season
The Trapping Regulations now make clear that only neck snares are allowed when snaring wolves between March 11- 31.

Rim fire rifle use
The Trapping Regulations now make clear that trappers may use a rim fire rifle to kill a wolf, wolverine or coyote held in a trap.


Client Services

Environment Yukon

Government of Yukon

Box 2703 (V-3A)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6

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

Email: environmentyukon@gov.yk.ca



Last Updated: December 16, 2013 | © 2014 Government of Yukon | Copyright | Privacy Statement | Disclaimer