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Thread: Trapping on your own land?

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    Default Trapping on your own land?

    Two questions.

    #1. Is trapping on your own land legal or illegal?

    #2. Is trapping animals and placing them in captivity to farm their fur or meat legal?

    eg. You trap rabbits on properties you own, place them in captivity, breed them, and sell them for meat and their fur.

    And if that is legal, what laws govern which animals can be captured and bred in captivity? Could it be used to capture deer, bears, moose, etc and breed them in a farm setting for their meat?

    My parents were fur farmers back in the 1980s (chinchillas) and then got out of the business when the fur industry went bust in the late 80s. I presume the chinchillas were trapped/captured and bred in captivity long before my parents got into the industry.

    I am not planning on trapping / breeding anything, this is more an idle curiousity on a Tuesday morning.
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    #1 - Legal if you have a trappers licence, unless for controlling nuisance animals on your farm, then no licence required.

    #2 - Not legal to keep captive any wildlife

    Chinchillas are not native animals, you can farm Mink, but wild stock would not be permitted, and would not be worth nearly as much as domestic stock, which grow larger and have a better colour.

    MC

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    What if I'm hunting my friends land? He owns it but I hunt it, without a license can I foothold those pesky coyotes?
    If people Concentrated on only the really important things in life, there'd be no shortage of fishing poles.

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    Absolutely not! You need a trappers licence.

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    Actualy You cant even legaly own a trap without a licence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbuck View Post
    Actualy You cant even legaly own a trap without a licence.
    or a Farm Business Registration #

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    Just finished the fur management course and the new Laws now allow anyone to own a trap but you must have the course to lawfully set the traps even farmers have to take the course they just don't have to buy the licence unless they want to trap on other property as well

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    I believe the farmers only need the course if they plan on selling fur, not for pest management.

    MC

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    If you have land and have a beaver problem. You are permitted to shoot them with your shotgun. Ruin the pelt and have it discarded. You cannot trap it even on your own land. Save the pelt and make good use of it. Sometimes ya wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goosesniper View Post
    If you have land and have a beaver problem. You are permitted to shoot them with your shotgun. Ruin the pelt and have it discarded. You cannot trap it even on your own land. Save the pelt and make good use of it. Sometimes ya wonder.
    You could shoot the beaver with a .22 and keep the pelt
    You got one shot at life where are your sights aimed today ?

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