May 14, 2016. The Board of Directors of the Alberta Trappers' Association are pleased to announce the approval of a position statement for Incidental Catches.
South Country Trappers' Association Meeting
Join our South Country Trappers for their Annual General Meeting, Fall Banquet and Fundraiser. Click here for more information.
Fort Assiniboine Local Meeting
Location: Fort Assiniboine Museum
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Duvernay and Montney Policy and Regulatory Implementation Pilot (PRIP)
This report presents a summary of comments captured in the first phase of engagement on the Duvernay and Montney PRIP. Many traplines will be affected by development in these areas of Alberta, namely the Fox Creek - Whitecourt area. The Alberta Trappers' Association has been involved on behalf of Alberta trappers since the beginning. You can read the report here. For a map of affected traplines, click here.
Trapping is Vital in North America
The people of the United States and Canada have long counted on trapping as a source of food, clothing, and income. Trapping has always been a big part of being self-sufficient, providing for one’s family, and being a steward of the land. Read more here.
Click here to view the 2015 Resolutions that were discussed at the 2015 Annual General Meeting.
The Alberta Trappers Association is involved in a joint venture with the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) on a wolverine survey for the Province of Alberta. More details can be found on the ACA website (see Links). All trappers with a trapping area are encouraged to fill out this survey even if they have never seen wolverine sign on their RFMA. Send the completed survey to this office and we will forward it.
Tracking a Ghost
- by ACA biologist Shevenell Webb
The Wolverine Project on YouTube.
Wolverine Project Newsletter
Wolverine Project Newsletter 1
Click here for the survey
|2016 Youth Trapper Camp
A Camp Like No Other for Youths Aged 10 to 14.
Join other like-minded youths for two days of fun-filled events learning about bush survival, tracking and reading animal sign, how to snare squirrels and rabbits, how to make a fire without matches and a whole lot more. Watch here for the dates of our next Youth Trapper Camp. Click here for the registration form and itinerary.
2017 Alberta Trappers' Association Rendezvous
|Trappers as Citizen Scientists
COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS ARE PROMOTING WOLVERINE CONSERVATION. Click here to read more about the role trappers played in wolverine research. This article was published in The Wildlife Professional, an exclusive benefit for members of The Wildlife Society. Visit wildlife.org/join to learn about the many benefits of TWS membership.
|Attention Black Bear Hunters
Help Fish & Wildlife gain information on black bear populations.
Have you or someone you know harvested a black bear in WMUs 318-332, 500-504, 506, 509-512, 514-519 or 529-531? If so, submit a premolar tooth to a local Fish & Wildlife office for ageing. Click here for more information.
|Fur Resource Kit
The Alberta Trappers' Association now offers a free fur resource kit available for loan to any school in Alberta...
Learn all about trappers, trapping and furbearer management in North American wildlife conservation here...
The Alberta Trappers' Association offers trapping courses around the province of Alberta. Sign up today...
All Resident Trappers in Alberta require form WA 19A to be filled out by landowners they are trapping for. Get it here...
The Alberta Trappers' Association recognizes the need for responsible management of our furbearers...
|Become a Trapper
The ATA receives many enquiries concerning acquiring a trapline or how to become a trapper in Alberta...
|Chris Wilke Memorial Scholarship
The Alberta Trappers' Association is pleased to award the 2014 Chris Wilke Memorial Scholarship to Jasmine Boucher and Julie Waine. Congratulations Jasmine and Julie.
For more information about the Chris Wilke Memorial Scholarship and the man who it was named for, please read more here...
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