See Yukon trapping rules and regulations

The latest Yukon trapping regulations summary booklet is your guide to the Yukon’s Trapping Regulations.

Download the Yukon trapping regulations summary

Important changes for the 2022-2023 trapping season

There are no regulation changes for the 2022-2023 trapping season.

Find trapping-related forms

Trapping-related forms are available online or at a Department of Environment office.

You can complete these forms at your convenience, but many of them should only be signed just prior to submitting them at a Department of Environment office.

Humane trapping standards and certified traps

The Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS) sets minimum standards for the humane trapping of 19 species of furbearing animals. This includes 9 Yukon species:

  • Beaver
  • Coyote
  • Ermine/weasel
  • Fisher
  • Lynx
  • Marten
  • Muskrat
  • Otter
  • Wolf

Certified traps

In Canada, the trap testing program is administered by the Fur Institute of Canada. It is the trap manufacturer’s responsibility to have their traps certified. When a trap model is certified, the manufacturer will stamp the certification number on all new traps of that make and model.

You can legally use identical traps (same make and model) manufactured before certification as long as you haven’t modified the traps.

When buying new traps, consult the Fur Institute of Canada’s complete list of certified traps. It names traps that have already been certified for species that will be regulated in the future.


Wolf study

The Government of Yukon has put radio collars on 3 wolves in the Southern Lakes region.

Trappers in Game Management Zone 7 (west of Whitehorse): please provide a 2 cm x 2 cm sample of wolf hide when you submit wolf pelts for sealing at the Department of Environment office in Whitehorse.

For more information about the wolf study, phone 867-667-5649 or toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5469.

Lynx study

We will ask individual trappers in Watson Lake, Mayo, Faro, Whitehorse and the Kluane Lake area to submit a limited number of lynx carcasses this trapping season.

If we don’t contact you, don't submit any lynx carcasses. Our offices won’t accept them.

Wolverine study

We invite you to submit these to your nearest Department of Environment office: 

  • whole wolverine carcasses; or 
  • wolverine skulls.

What you need to bring

Bring this information with the lynx or wolverine carcass:

  • trapper name;
  • trapping licence number;
  • trapping concession area number;
  • harvest date; and
  • sex of animal.


You will get $50 for each lynx and wolverine carcass.

For more information about these studies, phone: 867-667-5766 or toll free in the Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, extension 5766.



For questions about trapping rules and regulations, email or phone: 867-667-8403 or toll free in the Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, extension 8403.