Trapping periods

The trapping periods vary according to the species groups trapped and the fur-bearing animal management unit (also known as UGAF).

The Indigenous have the exclusive right to trap in UGAF 6, 7 (except for the wildlife reserve La Vérendrye), 29, 31, 32, 50, 56 and 87 to 96.

Long-tailed weasel, least weasel, Eastern grey squirrel, red squirrel, ermine, American marten and fisher

UGAFPeriods
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 17, 31, 32, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53From October 18 to March 1
8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40From October 25 to February 15
16, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82From October 25 to February 1
24, 25, 83, 84, 85, 86From October 25 to March 1
54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66From October 18 to March 15

Download the map of the trapping sectors and periods for long-tailed weasel, least weasel, Eastern grey squirrel, red squirrel, ermine, American marten and fisher (in French) (PDF 171 Kb).

Striped skunk and raccoon

UGAFPeriods
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 17, 31, 32, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53From October 18 to March 1
8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40From October 25 to February 15
16, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82From October 25 to February 1
24, 25, 83, 84, 85, 86From October 25 to March 1
54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66From October 18 to March 15

Download the map of the trapping sectors and periods for striped skunk and raccoon (in French) (PDF 450 Kb).

Beaver and North American river otter

UGAFPeriods
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68From October 18 to March 22
16, 24, 25,70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86From October 25 to March 15

Download the map of the trapping sectors and periods for beaver and North American river otter (in French) (PDF 2.55 Mb).

Coyote, wolf, Arctic fox and red fox

UGAFPeriods
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 17, 20, 21, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53From October 18 to March 1
8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 36, 37, 40, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86From October 25 to March 1
54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66From October 18 to March 15
68From October 18 to March 15
69From December 15 to December 31

Download the map of the trapping sectors and periods for coyote, wolf, Arctic fox and red fox (in French) (PDF 734 Kb).

Canada lynx and bobcat

UGAFPeriods
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 17, 20, 21, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53From October 18 to March 1
8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 36, 37, 40, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86From October 25 to March 1
54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68From October 18 to March 15
69From December 15 to December 31

Download the map of the trapping sectors and periods for Canada lynx and bobcat (in French) (PDF 2.73 Mb).

Muskrat and American mink

UGAFPeriods
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53From October 18 to April 21
16, 24, 25, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86From October 25 to April 21
54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68From October 18 to May 15

The muskrat and American mink underwater cage trapping periods are presented in the following table.

UGAFUnderwater cage trapping periods
1 à 15, 17 à 23, 26 à 68From October 18 to December 31
16, 24, 25, 70 à 86From October 25 to December 31

Download the map of the trapping sectors and periods for muskrat and American mink (in French) (PDF 291 Kb).

Black bear

The black bear trapping period is subject to a trap limit.

UGAFPeriods
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 17, 20, 21, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66

From May 15 to June 30

And

From October 18 to December 15
8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 36, 37, 40, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86

From May 15 to June 30

And

From October 25 to December 15

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Last update: December 16, 2022

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