We see an Alberta where the harvesting
of wild furbearers is an ongoing, respected
management activity that helps to ensure
the continuation of this part of Alberta's
heritage, culture, and identity.

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  • Fishermartes pennanti
  • Wolverinegulo gulo
  • American Minkneovison vison
  • American Badgertaxidea taxus
  • Erminemustela erminea
  • Striped Skunkmephitis mephitis
  • River Otterlontra canadensis
  • Canada Lynxlynx canadensis
  • Bobcatlynx rufus
  • Muskratondatra zibethicus
  • Beavercastor canadensis
  • Red Foxvulpes vulpes
  • Coyotecanis latrans
  • Grey Wolfcanis lupus
  • Red Squirreltamiasciurus hudsonicus
  • Raccoonprocyon lotor
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Mountain Trail Rendezvous
Join the Grande Cache Local Trappers and the Rocky Mountain Wilderness Society for Mountain Trail Rendezvous on April 11. Click here for more info.

Drayton Valley Spring Potluck Party
Join our Drayton valley trappers for this exciting event on Saturday, April 25. Click here for more info.

Fort Assiniboine Barbecue
and Auction

Join the Fort Assiniboine Local for this annual event Saturday, June 6 at 1:00 PM. This event will be held at the Topland Hall, which is 2 miles west of Freeman Bridge on Highway 658.

Contract Position Available
The Delta Waterfowl Foundation is seeking to hire an experienced trapper from mid-March until mid-July of 2015. Delta is launching a trapping study in Alberta where small-medium sized predators (skunk, raccoon, red fox, etc.) are removed from targeted blocks and will measure how predation reduction affects duck nest hatching rates. This is a paid position and a relocation stipend is available if moving to accept job position is required. Interested applicants should contact Joel Brice at 1-888-987-3695 or jbrice@deltawaterfowl.org for more information or to submit your application.

ATA Calendars Available

The Alberta Trappers' Association Calendar is now available for sale
$12.99 (add $2.00 for mailing within Alberta).

Appointment Notice
The Board of Directors and Past-‐President Gordy Klassen are pleased to announce the election of Barry Unger to the position of President, Alberta Trappers’ Association. Read more.

Trapper Harvested
Wildlife Project

Environment Canada and the ATA have set up a pilot project to examine exposure and impacts of environmental contaminants on local wildlife with an emphasis on chemicals possibly generated by oil and gas activities. Click the pdf link below to see how you can partiicpate. Visit the Canada-Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Monitoring Information Portal for more information.

Trapper Harvested Wildlife Project

Wolverine Survey
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

Bushman Productions presents the documentary film Trapline
Join our very own Bill Abercrombie Saturday, May 2 at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton for the premier of "Trapline", a short documentary film about the Abercrombie family's relationship to fur trapping and the philosophies embedded in succeeding a subsistent style of living. Doors open at 6:00, show at 7:00, wine and h'orderves will be provided. Please RSVP to albertabushman1990@gmail.com.

Join us in Plamondon for our 2015 Trappers' Rendezvous!
The 42nd Annual Rendezvous and Outdoorsmen Show will be held in Plamondon, Alberta at the Plamondon Festival Centre July 10-11, 2015. Hope to see you there! Click here for more information and to watch a short video of some past Rendezvous events.

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...
  Training Courses
The Alberta Trappers' Association offers trapping courses around the province of Alberta. Sign up today...

Resident Trappers
All Resident Trappers in Alberta require form WA 19A to be filled out by landowners they are trapping for. Get it here...
  Our Furbearers
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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Fax: (888) 362-4679

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