Trapping Area Signs

Environment Yukon and the Yukon Trappers Association have created a new trapping sign for trappers to communicate to recreational and commercial travellers that they are entering an active trapper’s trail during the winter.

Benefits of Sign Usage

Trapping area sign

The Yukon Trappers Association recommended the use of signs as one way to prevent potential conflicts between various winter trail users.

The bright blue and yellow diamond-shaped sign will be highly visible in the bush during winter months. Trappers are asked to post the signs about two weeks before they start trapping on each trail.

Posting and Removing Signs

Cross-country skiers, snowmobilers and others tend to be more active in the late winter so it is equally important that you remove your signs from the trail heads after you have pulled all your traps. This should encourage other users to wait until they see the signs are down before heading out on the trails.

The signs are made of a durable material to provide several years of service, especially when trappers remove and store them properly during the off-season.

Getting a Sign

Trappers can pick up signs, at no cost, at Environment Yukon offices or the Yukon Trappers Association.


Contact Conservation Officer Services
Phone (Whitehorse): 867-667-8005
Toll-free (in Yukon, NWT, Nunavut):
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Email: coservices@gov.yk.ca
Address: Box 2703 (V-18) Whitehorse, Yukon Canada Y1A 2C6

District Conservation Officers

Whitehorse 667-8005
Dawson 993-5492
Watson Lake 536-3210
Haines Junction 634-2247
Mayo 996-2202
Carmacks 863-2411
Old Crow 966-3040
Ross River 969-2202
Faro 994-2862
Teslin 390-2685