Exercising Treaty Rights in Saskatchewan
An individual exercising the Treaty right to hunt, fish and trap for food in Saskatchewan must:
- be a registered Indian, as defined by the Government of Canada's Indian Act;
- carry a valid Certificate of Indian Status; and
- be a member of a First Nation signatory to Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 10, or a First Nation located within Saskatchewan that has not signed a Treaty.
More than 80,000 people participate in Canada's 300-year-old fur trade industry. The trapping industry in Saskatchewan includes more than 4,500 registered trappers and generates between $1.5 and $6 million every year.
Fur species are a renewable resource and many trappers depend on raw fur sales to supplement their annual income. Proper conservation and humane use will ensure the long-term sustainability of the resource and the trapping industry.
Buy a Trapping Licence
Buy a hunting, angling or trapping licence through HAL – the government's hunting, angling and trapping licence system.
Download the Hunters and Trappers Guide
Complete trapping regulations are also available.
Apply for a Permit
Find trapping permits and information on import/export and sale of wildlife in the Publications Centre.
Saskatchewan Fur Program
View a summary of regulations, policy, and associated programs.
Wildlife Management Zone Map
Use the Wildlife Management Zones Map to help you identify important boundaries for areas where specific wildlife regulations may apply, including wildlife management zone boundaries.