Targeted Predator Removal Program (TPRP)

Manitoba livestock producers suffer annual losses due to predator damage.  To assist producers in reducing their risk of additional losses, the Government of Manitoba has enlisted the co-operation of the Manitoba Trappers Association (MTA) to provide services for the targeted removal of the predators identified to be responsible.  Manitoba’s Targeted Predator Removal Program (the Program) assists with the removal of predators (coyote, wolf or fox) that have attacked livestock.

Targeted Predator Removal Program - Information Sheet

TPRP Application Form - for Manitoba Trappers

Information for Livestock Producers

To access the Program, a livestock producer must first be eligible for compensation due to losses from wolves, coyotes or foxes under the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program delivered by Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC).  Producers eligible for damage compensation can then contact the MTA to request a predator trapper be deployed to remove the predators associated with the damage. There is no cost to the producer for this service.

Program Operation

  • Livestock producers who have experienced livestock damage from wild predators contact the nearest Manitoba Agriculture Services Corporation office to register a claim.
  • If the claim meets the eligibility criteria for compensation under the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program, the producer can then request the services of the Targeted Predator Removal Program by calling the MTA (204-739-2624).
  • The MTA assigns a predator trapper to remove the predators identified as responsible for the damage.
  • The trapper will investigate the situation and utilize humane methods to remove the animals involved.
  • Program participants must agree to the services being provided, sign a waiver of liability agreement, and ensure their pets and livestock are confined away from the active trapping area during the period when traps are used. They will be required to advise their neighbours within close proximity of the general area where traps are being set; a form will be provided to assist with this requirement.
  • The hours available for a trapper to action a service request are limited. To maximize the use of a trapper’s time and skills, the trapper may ask the producer to monitor the traps set in the area and advise the trapper if any animals have been captured before their next scheduled follow-up visit occurs.
  • Upon completion of the service request the producer must verify and sign an activity form for the predator trapper, as well as notify their neighbours that actions are concluded, and all capture devices have been removed.
  • A program evaluation form will be provided to program participants; feedback is encouraged.

Information for Predator Trappers

Delivery of this program by the MTA helps to demonstrate the benefits of trappers in the province. Many MTA members have the experience to deliver an efficient and effective service that benefits producers and Manitobans.  The MTA is always seeking skilled predator trappers to work under the Targeted Predator Removal Program.  Predator trappers who are interested are encouraged to complete the application form.  You can also contact Manitoba Trappers Association (204-739-2624 or mta@mymts.net) for more information on how to become involved. Be aware that most of the service requests occur in the spring and summer months.

To apply, you will be asked to provide information about your previous trapping experience as well as a copy of your Possession and Acquisition Licence, your most recent trapping licence, proof of production, a list of equipment available for use under the program, and you must sign a declaration.

The MTA maintains a database of predator trappers that are called upon to provide program services.  Trappers are paid for their time, mileage and an equipment rental fee in responding to each service request.

If you are a skilled predator trapper, please submit an application form as soon as possible!  If you are looking to become a skilled predator trapper, please contact MTA to learn about potential training opportunities being developed.