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List of AIHTS-certified traps recommended but not mandatory

For certain species, the obligation to use only Agreement on International Humane Treatments Standards (AIHTS)-certified traps is not yet in effect. A list of AIHTS-certified traps is recommended in their case. Until the tests are completed, you must prefer these traps. If they become mandatory, the effective date, if applicable, will be known at least three years in advance and will vary from one species to another.

AIHTS-certified killing traps

Mink (underwater)

Any jaw-type trap (killing or leg-hold) that exerts a gripping force on the animal and is installed to keep it underwater.

Squirrel, skunk and mink

No killing trap certified to date.

AIHTS-certified live capture traps

Coyote

List of AIHTS-certified traps recommended:

  • Bélisle Snare #6
  • Bélisle Selective
  • Bridger #3, with 3/16-inch offset jaws equipped with double round metal laminations (3/16 inch above and 1/4 inch below) and 4 coil springs and an attachment ring fastened at the centre of this bar.
  • Duke #3 with rubber jaws and an attachment ring situated at the centre of the frame bar
  • Oneida Victor #1.5 Soft Catch® with 2 coil springs
  • Oneida Victor #1.5 Soft Catch® with 4 coil springs
  • MB 550 Rubber Jaws with 4 coil
  • Oneida Victor #1.75, with 3/16-inch offset jaws equipped with double round metal laminations (3/16 inch above and 1/4 inch below) and 4 coil springs.
  • Oneida Victor #3 Soft Catch® with 2 coil springs
  • Oneida Victor #3 Soft Catch® with 4 coil springs
  • Oneida Victor #3, with 3/16-inch offset jaws equipped with double round metal laminations (3/16 inch above and 1/4 inch below) and 2 coil springs.
  • Oneida Victor #3, with 3/16-inch offset jaws equipped with double round metal laminations (3/16 inch above and 1/4 inch below) and 4 coil springs.
  • MB 550 Rubber Jaws with 4 coil springs
  • Springs

Raccoon (cage and boxes)

List of AIHTS-certified traps recommended:

Red fox (including silver fox and cross fox)

List of AIHTS-certified traps recommended:

  • Bélisle Snare #6
  • Bélisle Selective      
  • BMI #2, Cushion Catch with two coil springs
  • Oneida Victor #1.5 Soft Catch® with 2 coil springs

Squirrel, skunk, black bear and Arctic fox

No live capture trap certified to date.

Information on the regulations

Last update: December 16, 2022

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