Other Fishing and Trapping Occupations

Trappers are essentially small business operators who trap animals such as marten, muskrat, beaver, lynx and wolverine in the winter months and prep the hides and pelts for sale. Professional trappers collect all their fur in late fall and through the winter when wild fur is at its prime, however the work goes on year round because trap line management may involve cutting new trails, building cabins and caches and securing and transporting provisions such as fuel and equipment for use during the next trapping season. Hunters kill wild animals using firearms and other weapons. Fishing vessel deckhands perform manual tasks on commercial fishing vessels.


  • Trapper’s license.
  • Fishing license (commercial license may be required).
  • Hunting license.