The Take a Kid Trapping Program is designed to introduce youth in the Northwest Territories to the Traditional Harvesting practices of hunting, trapping, fishing and outdoor survival.
Instructors incorporate visits to trap lines and hands-on experience setting traps, snares and fishnets, to teach traditional life skills, conservation and best practices in the preparation of pelts for market.
Take a Kid Trapping is the precursor to trapper training programs and consistent with the NWT Wildlife Act, NWT Trapping Regulations and the Agreement on International Humane Trap Standards (AIHTS). The delivery of this program is also consistent with the objectives of the Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur marketing strategy.
Digital copies of posters made up of achievements and memories from this program are available for download:
Building a Birchbark Canoe  [Watch Video]
Respect our Heritage
Trapping and Harvesting
Building a Moosehide Boat   [Watch Video]
Regional Programs and Services of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment are delivered through offices in: Yellowknife (North Slave), Fort Smith (South Slave), Norman Wells (Sahtu), Fort Simpson (Dehcho) or Inuvik (Inuvik).
To find the ITI office for your region, click here.