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Selling and exporting pelts

To sell the pelt of a trapped or hunted animal, you may contact an authorized trader. Some conditions must be respected if you export the pelt.

Selling pelts

To sell a hunted or trapped and undressed pelt to a fur dealer, dresser or auction house, you must provide the number of the fur-bearing animal management unit (also known as UGAF) from which it comes.

You may sell or dress the pelts from your own trapping without holding a fur trader or dresser permit.

However, you must obtain a permit to sell the undressed pelt of a hunted or trapped animal, if you wish to:

  • trade in it

  • dress it

  • serve as an intermediary for the sale or trade of such pelts in exchange for any benefit.

To obtain a permit, contact the wildlife protection office in your region.

Exporting pelts

It is possible to export from Québec an undressed pelt of an animal hunted or trapped in accordance with certain conditions.

Some countries require an export form. This document is available if you request it by contacting one of our regional offices. To export a black bear or part of a black bear from Québec, including the pelt or part of the pelt, the transportation coupons and the proof of registration serve as authorization within the meaning of the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act.

Some fur-bearing animals are protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). This Convention prohibits the trade in certain species so as not to hinder their survival. In Québec, the following animals cannot be exported without an export certificate issued by the Ministère de l'Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs:

  • wolf
  • North American river otter
  • Canada lynx
  • bobcat
  • polar bear
  • Black bear (proof of registration accompanied by the transportation coupon)

To export these animals or parts of these animals, their by-products or any other products from these species from Canada, you must obtain a CITES permit so that their entry is permitted in the importing country.

To obtain such a licence, you must contact Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Obtaining a CITES export permit

If you wish to export to the European Union, certain products require a certificate of origin.

For more information, contact the Fur Council of Canada.

Contacting the Fur Council of Canada

Consulting the Registre des commerçants de fourrure

Every year, nearly a hundred fur trader permits are issued. This Registre de commerçants favours access to the Canadian and international commercial fur markets.

The purpose of the register is to facilitate trade and compliance with the legal obligations of trappers and hunters of fur-bearing animals.

Only establishments that have given their consent to the dissemination of information concerning them appear in this register. This register is permanent.

In the event of a change in the posting of information on a trader, an abandonment or a potential registration, please complete the Demande ou modification de consentement (PDF 77 Kb) (in French) and send it to the following email address SGEHT@mffp.gouv.qc.ca.

Registre des commerçants de fourrure

Trader's or intermediary's licence to sell or trade undressed pelts
Fourrures Grenier inc.
730, 1re Rue Ouest, Barraute (Québec) J0Y 1A0

Licence to dress raw pelts and trader or intermediary licence to sell or trade raw pelts
L’gros Trappeur Fourrures inc.
46, rue Principale, Nédélec (Québec) J0Z 2Z0

Licence to dress raw pelts for taxidermy purposes
Martine Chavigny
738, avenue du Lac, Preissac (Québec) J0Y 2E0

Licence to dress raw pelts
Tannerie Taxidermie du BSL
7, rue du Parc, Saint-Narcisse-de-Rimouski (Québec) G0K 1S0

Trader's or intermediary's licence to sell or trade undressed pelts
Fur Harvesters Auction inc. Les Pelletiers Encanteurs inc.
1867, Bond Street North Bay (Ontario) P1B 8K6

Gestion Jonathan Cauchon inc.
351, du Cantonnier, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures (Québec) G3A 1N7

Licence to dress raw pelts
Taxidermie Asselin
440, Royale, Saint-Tite-des-Caps (Québec) G0A 4J0

Taxidermie R.D. Québec
1600, 27e Rue, Québec (Québec) G1J 1C2

Licence to dress raw pelts
Tannerie du Castor
1525, route des Rivières, Saint-Lucien (Québec) J0C 1N0

Licence to dress raw pelts for taxidermy purposes
Atelier de La Nature
259, des Érables, Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon (Québec) G0S 2W0

Pagani Richard-Marie
1520, chemin Bélair Ouest, Saint-Jean-Chrysostome (Québec) G6Z 2L2

Trader's or intermediary's licence to sell or trade undressed pelts
Gaston Henry Fourrures inc.
29, rang Petit 3e, Honfleur (Québec) G0R 1N0

Houle & Fils
3340, rang 3, Saint-Zacharie (Québec) G0M 2C0

Licence to dress raw pelts and trader's or intermediary's licence to sell or trade undressed pelts
Import-Export Fourrures inc.
126, rue des Écoliers, Saint-Victor-de-Beauce (Québec) G0M 2B0

Licence to dress raw pelts for taxidermy purposes
167194 Canada inc.
5112, Route 222, C.P. 3388, Valcourt (Québec) J0E 2L0

Les Fourrures de l’Estrie
760, rue Des Boisés, Saint-Denis-de-Brompton (Québec) J0B 2P0

Taxidermie J.Y.C. Jean-Yves Curotte
8381, route 204, Frontenac (Québec) G6B 2S1

Permit to trade raw pelts
Taxidermie & Fournitures Mouldec
3331, rue King Est, Sherbrooke (Québec) J1E 3Y8

Permit to trade raw pelts for taxidermy purposes
Michaël Ross
705, 8e Rue, C.P. 1274, Murdochville (Québec) G0E 1W0

Licence to dress raw pelts
Créations Nous Deux
4158, chemin du Lac Brennan, Rawdon (Québec) J0K 1S0

Licence to dress raw pelts for taxidermy purposes
Taxidermie au Fin Renard
1280, chemin Rocheleau, Saint-Zénon (Québec) J0K3N0

Taxidermie de La Rive Nord
178, rue Forest, Saint-Sulpice (Québec) J5W 4J7

Licence to dress raw pelts for taxidermy purposes
C. Blon le trappeur
739, côte Saint-Nicholas, Saint-Colomban (Québec) J5K 1M7

Charles-René Bazinet Taxidermie et Confection
10, rue Paul Albert, Blainville (Québec) J7E 4H5

Fourrure Jackalope
635, rue Labelle, Mont-Tremblant (Québec) J8E 3H2

Licence to dress raw pelts
Tannerie Silbo
20, montée Manitonga, Lac-Supérieur (Québec) J0T 1J0

Licence to dress raw pelts for taxidermy purposes
Tanneur des Monts
268, rang Armstrong, Saint-Alexis-des-Monts (Québec) J0K 1V0

Licence to dress raw pelts
Vêtements Maya S.E.N.C.
314, Tessier, La Tuque (Québec) G9X 3E4

Licence to dress raw pelts
9370-7867 Québec inc.
126, rue Saint-Patrice, Roxton Falls (Québec) J0H 1E0

Bougie, Stéfane
17, rue Deschamps, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (Québec) J6S 6E7 

Taxidermiste Pierre Gevry
1960, rue Principale Est, Saint-Paul-d’Abbotsford (Québec) J0E 1A0 

Licence to dress raw pelts
Philippe Gentile Taxidermiste
7755, chemin du Rapide-Plat Nord, Saint-Hyacinthe (Québec) J2R 1H5

Licence to dress raw pelts
Ashley Fequet
2623, rue Thessereault, Lachine (Québec) H8S 1K5

Fourrure Est-Ouest 2003
2228, rue Pitt, Montréal (Québec) H4E 4H1

Trader's or intermediary's licence to sell or trade undressed pelts
M.C. Fourrures
420, rue des Épinettes, Sorel-Tracy (Québec) J3P 7C8

Licence to dress raw pelts for taxidermy purposes
Taxidermie Miguel Gauthier, S.E.N.C.
121A, rue Principale, Chénéville (Québec) J0V 1E0

Trader's or intermediary's licence to sell or trade undressed pelts
Kativik Regional Government
P.O. Box 9, Kuujjuaq, Québec J0M 1C0

Licence to dress raw pelts and trader's or intermediary's licence to sell or trade undressed pelts
Nunavik Creations Inc.
P.O. Box 179, Kuujjuaq, Québec J0M 1C0

Licence to dress raw pelts
Cégep de Saint-Félicien
1105, boul. Hamel, Saint-Félicien (Québec) G8K 2R8

Trader's or intermediary's licence to sell or trade undressed pelts
Fourrures Gauthier ltée
66, rue Rhainds, Chicoutimi (Québec) G7G 2H4

Licence to dress raw pelts and trader's or intermediary's licence to sell or trade undressed pelts
Nature 3m inc.
943, Saint-Cyrille, Normandin (Québec) G8M 4H9

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Last update: December 16, 2022

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