Trapper Courses
 

Workshops

Call the ATA Office at 780-349-6626 for more information.

Resident Trapline Management Workshop
Westlock, Sept. 1-2, 2018

Wolf Workshop
Westlock, Sept. 15-16, 2018

Wolf Workshop
Slave Lake, Sept. 29-30, 2018

Snaring Workshop
Red Deer, Sept. 29, 2018

Resident Trapline Management Workshop
Westlock, Nov. 10-11, 2018

Registration Forms:
Firearms Course
Firearms (Restricted) Course
Footholding Workshop
Fur Handling Workshop
Public & School Presentations
Resident Trapline Management
Snaring Workshop
Traditional Smoke Tanning
Under Ice Beaver Workshop
Working with Rawhide
Wolf Workshop

Upcoming Courses

Westlock Courses
The Alberta Trappers' Association will be offering the Standard
Trapping Course in Westlock every month excluding December through to June 2018. The courses will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 780-349-6626 for more information or to register.

Westlock
September 21-23, 2018
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Grande Prairie
October 19-21, 2018
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Westlock
October 19-21, 2018
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Westlock
November 16-18, 2018
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Westlock
December 7-9, 2018
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Westlock
January 18-20, 2019
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Westlock
February 15-17, 2019
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Westlock
March 15-17, 2019
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Westlock
April 12-14, 2019
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Westlock
May 10-12, 2019
Call 780-349-6626 for more information or to register.

The Alberta Trappers’ Association Trapper Education Program provides the Standard Trapping course, as well as numerous workshops and presentations to schools and other interested groups year round throughout the province. Last year, the ATA put on 44 Standard Trapping Courses to 665 students. This season we are well on our way to matching that again. The interest in trapping has grown greatly in the past few years and with the elimination of the challenge test, the demand for courses has greatly increased. The ATA is working hard to accommodate the needs of everyone who wishes to take the course and is currently in the process of training additional instructors to help meet this increased demand. If you are interested in taking a trapper course, contact the ATA head office and we will inform you of upcoming courses or put your name on a waiting list for your area.

Course Information:

The Standard Trapping course is your first step toward becoming a trapper. The course includes instruction on the safe use of traps and other equipment, biology of furbearers, animal management, marketing and grading of furs, skinning and fur handling, as well as humane trapping techniques. The minimum age to take the course is 11, however, an adult in attendance must be assigned responsibility for any student under the age of 18. The cost of the course is $399.00 and includes the Trapper Education Manual.

Downloads
Alberta Standard Trapper's Course Registration Form

Course Photos:



Bushman Inc.

A standard trapping course will be offered at a new location called “Bushman Inc.” This location is a closer to the Edmonton area. If interested, please register at the Alberta Trappers' Association office (780-349-6626). Students will be housed in comfortable heated cabins (furnace and running water). A classroom is part of the complex and students are provided with meals. If interested, please download the forms, contact this office and register.

Downloads
Bushman Inc. Registration and Liability Form

Course Duration:

Classes will begin on Thursday morning and continue through until Sunday afternoon. The course will cover a minimum of 28 hours of instruction on humane trapping, pelt preparation, sets, regulations and furbearer management. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate that enables the student to purchase either a resident or registered trapping licence for Alberta.

Students should plan to arrive at the school Wednesday evening as instruction commences Thursday morning. Accommodations provided for the Wednesday evening. Meals start Thursday morning.

Location:

School is located about 130 km west of Edmonton towards Jasper. Directions at the bottom of the sheet.

Accommodations, Meals and Structures:

Students are housed in two to three person cabins. Showers and tub in each cabin. The field site for courses is 30 minutes distance and enclosed heated classroom is available.

Cost:

A fee of $675 per person pays for meals, course, trappers manual and rooms. Should a candidate register and choose not to attend, there will be no refunds. This is because we have fixed fees to run a course and depend on the registrations. Should a course be cancelled for any reason, all fees are refunded. Please bring a sleeping bag, clothing and personal toiletries including towels.

Details:

Complete the registration and liability forms and arrange payment. A cheque is acceptable (payable to Trapper Education) or credit card (call our office). Send all documents to Alberta Trappers' Association, Box 6020, Westlock, Alberta, T7P 2P7.

Directions:

60 Km east of Edson
10 Km West of Wildwood
130 Km West of Edmonton
Site is just South of the Highway on Range Road 102 off Hwy 16. Sign says “Lone Pine Ranch”.


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