Trapping compulsory reporting and inspection

Compulsory Reporting

Trappers must, within 15 days following the end of the trapping season, report the harvest of:

  • fisher in all MUs, when trapped in a fisher open season;
  • wolverine in regions 5, 6, and 7;
  • lynx in region 8;
  • bobcat in MUs 1-14 and 1-15, and in regions 2 and 8; and
  • a wolf in regions 1 and 2.

Trappers must complete sections A through C of the Compulsory Reporting and Inspection form (PDF, 2.2MB) and return this form by mail, or report by phone or in person, to offices identified on the form.


Compulsory Inspection

Trappers must submit a carcass and pelt of the following to a Ministry office, within 15 days following the end of the trapping season:

  • furbearers that are killed incidentally in areas with no open season; and
  • fisher in all MUs when trapped outside a fisher open season.

These animals cannot be reclaimed by the trapper and may be donated by the Province to the Trapper Education Program.

Trappers must submit the following to a compulsory inspection center, within 15 days following the end of the trapping season:

  • wolverine in regions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8;
  • weasel in region 1 and MUs 6-12 and 6-13, and long-tailed weasel in MUs 2-3, 2-4, 2-6, 2-18 and 2-19;
  • a lynx in MUs 1-14 and 1-15, and in regions 2 and 4; and
  • bobcat in region 4.

Trappers must complete Sections A through C of the Compulsory Reporting and Inspection form (PDF, 2.2MB) and submit this form, along with the entire carcass and pelt, to a compulsory inspection center.