This 4.5 day basic trapper training workshop is required to get a trapping or assistant trapper license. You will learn:
- Ethics, regulations, rights and responsibilities.
- Safety and survival.
- Furbearing animal biology and management.
- Business and operational planning.
- First Nations perspectives.
- Fur handling and pelt preparation (1 day practicum).
- Humane trapping methods (field day and practicum).
- Modern trapping tools (55-minute practicum).
- Snare-making (90-minute practicum).
Each participant will receive a Yukon Trapper’s Manual.
Who should take the Yukon trapper education workshop?
- Anyone who wants to hold a trapping concession or get a trapping or assistant trapper licence.
- Anyone who is 16+ years old. Youth between the ages of 12 and 16 years old can take this training if they are accompanied by an adult.
- If you have graduated from a recognized trapper education training course in another Canadian jurisdiction, you may not need to take this training. Email email@example.com to find out.
- If you are a trapper who hasn't been licensed for 10+ years we recommend you take this workshop as a refresher.
Previously licensed trappers 65 years and older are exempt from the training requirement.
Register for the Yukon trapper education workshop
There are 12 seats in these workshops. They are available on a first come, first served basis. Yukon residents will be given priority due to limited seating. If you register in person you may be served before those who register by phone.
- Reserve your seat at a workshop in person at any Department of Environment office or call Client Services at 667-5652 or 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5652.
- Pay the workshop fee of $315 to confirm your reservation. Contact us if you have applied for funding support so we can confirm it's been approved and your seat is reserved.
You can pay:
In person: By cash, cheque, debit or credit card
Phone: By credit card.
When you register you will have to provide us with the following information:
- date of birth;
- mailing address;
- phone numbers; and
- email address.
Find out if you qualify for funding support
To find out about funding programs, contact your First Nation government or your regional community training fund.
Schedule of upcoming workshops
The Department of Environment is cancelling all scheduled public events until the end of April in order to minimize any potential COVID-19 spread.
Communities planned for fall 2020 include Burwash Landing, Dawson City, Watson Lake and Whitehorse. Dates will be confirmed by the end of May.
Sign up to get email notifications on future workshops
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Client Services at 867-667-5652 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5652 and ask that your name and contact information be added to the notification list. When the workshop schedule is finalized, everyone on the list will be sent workshop and registration details.
Are there specialized trapping workshops?
The Fur Institute of Canada's Best Trapping Practices Manual also has information about specific trapping skill sets.