2018 – 2019 Beaver Control Program (CPA-BCP)
As of April 1st, 2018 to March 31st, 2019 the Rm’s and FNB’s must authorize/contract individuals with valid trapping licenses issued by the Ministry of Environment, to remove nuisance beavers.
- Authorized licensed individuals are required to deliver the beaver tails to their respective RM or First Nations official(s) who must mark them with paint or a notch so they are not re-used in this or any other rebate program. The RM/FNBs office is responsible to dispose of the tail as they seem necessary.
- For each authorized/contracted individual, RM/FNBs must provide the following information:
- Name of the authorized licensed individual;
- Trapping license number and valid date of that license;
- Legal land description or GPS coordinates of the agriculture land where nuisance beavers were removed and being claimed for;
- Number of beaver removed from each location reported; and
- Date of removal for each location listed.
- For a template of the TRAPPER VERIFICATION FORM visit the SARM website at: https://sarm.ca/programs/administered-programs/ag-programs/cap-bcp
- Trappers must hold a valid and current license number through the Ministry of Environment at the time their service is provided to the RM/FNB for the purpose of CAP-BCP. License numbers and dates will be verified prior to rebate funding approval.
Summary of Trapping Regulations and Information
Southern Fur Conservation Area (SFCA) (South Saskatchewan open trapping area)
- Constitutes leased or private land primarily in that portion of Saskatchewan south of the provincial forest boundary (all leased or private lands within WMZs 1-50, 52-55 and 68N).
- A SFCA licence is available to any Saskatchewan resident provided they have:
- successfully completed a firearm safety/hunter education course;
- a trapper education course;
- successfully completed the trapper education exam; or
- have held a fur licence previously in any jurisdiction.
- Eligible trappers holding a valid SFCA, or Saskatchewan resident youth fur licence may trap anywhere in the SFCA, provided they have obtained right-of-access from the landowner (if private land), or occupant (lessee), or applicable government agency (vacant Crown land, community pastures, rural municipality right-of-ways, etc.)