Trapper training is an important requirement for licensed trappers and concession holders. Members of group trap-lines must also meet this requirement to maintain their group membership.

Environment Yukon offers several 4 ½ day Basic Trapper Training workshops between October and March. This workshop meets the training requirement for obtaining a Yukon Trapping or Assistant Trapper License. The minimum age to participate is 16 years, or 12 years if accompanied by an adult.

The workshops cover:

  • Ethics, regulations, rights and responsibilities
  • Safety and survival
  • Furbearer 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-min practicum)
  • Snare-making (90-min practicum)

Each participant will receive a Yukon Trappers Manual. The workshop fee is $315. Some participants may qualify for funding through First Nations or other government programs.

Starting Sept. 2, 2016, you can register at any Environment Yukon office or call 1-800-661-0408 x 5652 to reserve your seat by credit card.

TKC has priority enrollment for three individuals in the Trappers Education program. Any interested citizens should notify the LRH department as sponsorship funding is available to cover course registration. Interested citizens need to contact LRH prior to June 30th if they wish to receive sponsorship.

Workshop Schedule – all dates are 2016

Registration for these workshops will begin on September 2, 2016

Community Dates and Times Location
Old Crow
Sep. 15, 6:00 – 9:30 PM

Sep. 16-19, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Community Hall


Sep. 29, 6:00 – 9:30 PM

Sep. 30 – Oct. 3, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Transportation Museum
Ross River
Oct. 13, 6:00 – 9:30 PM

Oct. 14 – 17, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Yukon College
Watson Lake
Nov. 17, 6:00 – 9:30 PM

Nov. 18 – 21, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

2 Mile Hall

How to Register:

  • Note the registration start dates and times listed for each workshop. Registration will not be accepted prior to the times listed.
  • 15 seats are available on a first-come first-served basis. As seats are limited, we reserve the right to give Yukon residents priority.
  • The fee is $315. Payment is required to reserve your seat.
  •  You can pay for a workshop in person at any Environment Yukon office or call Client Services at 667-5652 or 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5652 to reserve your seat by credit card. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, debit or credit card.
  •  When registering, please provide the following information:
    • Name
    • Date of birth
    • Mailing address
    • Phone numbers
    • Email address
  • If you applied for funding support, contact the Trapper Education Coordinator at 1-800-661-0408 ext. 6273 or 393-6273 to confirm that your sponsorship has been received and your seat reserved.
Contact the Trapper Education Coordinator
Phone: 867-393-6273
Toll free (in Yukon, NWT  & Nunavut):
1-800-661-0408 ext. 6273
Fax: 867-393-6206
Address: Box 2703 (V-18), Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 2C6