The County manages an annual Beaver Bounty Program to help control beaver overpopulation and related flooding incidents. Under this incentive, $40.00 per beaver tail is available, subject to certain conditions and limitations.

PLEASE NOTE:  On June 11, 2020, County Council has approved an increase in the bounty limit from $10,000 to $20,000.
Beaver dams cause extensive flooding of land and infrastructure.

About the Beaver Bounty Program

The County has introduced a flooding prevention incentive in place. This program is designed to help control beaver overpopulation on private land. Under this incentive, $40.00 per beaver tail is available, subject to the following conditions:

  1. The landowner must first notify the County of the problem with beavers, giving a legal description of the property and the description of the flooded area, i.e. hay land, cultivated land or pasture.
  2. Landowners and authorized persons must sign an affidavit that the beavers were destroyed within Lac Ste. Anne County and that these animals were causing flooding of agricultural land.
  3. The total amount paid out by the County on this program is limited to $10,000 $20,000 (on June 11, 2020, County Council moved to increase the bounty limit by an additional $10,000).
  4. The Agricultural Services Manager may establish limits on the amount payable to a landowner or authorized person.
  5. Beaver tails will be collected at the Regional Landfill specified times for the duration of COVID-19.
  6. Beaver tails less than three (3) inches in length are not acceptable for payment.