Fur Trapping

Find all of the FURRY details of Fur Trapping

Fun Facts About Fur Trapping

  • Every year, animals are killed for clothing industries.
  • Dogs, cats, birds, and other animals are killed by fur traps.
  • Skinned dead bodies of foxes are a common sight in a fur farm.
  • Canada, USA, and Russia are top 3 wild fur pelt producers.


Training to get a fur trapping license takes up to 40 hours. Classroom instruction takes 32 hours while hands-on pelt preparation and trap-setting takes only 8 hours.


Fur products are exported to Europe, Russia, Asia, and the USA. The Fur comes from raccoons, coyotes, wolves, beavers, otters, and other fur bearing animals.
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Most trappers are self-employed but if you work for government entities, you get $9.36/hour and $19,406/year.

Trapping In Ontario

To trap in Ontario, you must

-Trap only in open seasons.

-Only use humane certified traps.

-Have a license and complete the trapping course.

-Have written permission when trapping on private property.