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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
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  • Muskratondatra zibethicus
  • Beavercastor canadensis
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  • Coyotecanis latrans
  • Grey Wolfcanis lupus
  • Red Squirreltamiasciurus hudsonicus
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You Can Now Purchase ATA Memberships Online
Just select the Memberships button above and purchase your ATA membership online, simple and easy!

Position Statements
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.

Fort McMurray Local 1063
The Alberta Trappers' Association is pleased to announce the formation of Fort McMurray Local 1063. For more information, contact Jason Kachur at 780-370-2373 or email fmtrappers@gmail.com.

Drayton Valley Local 1040 Potluck Dinner
Join the trapper's of Local 1040 for their annual Potluck Dinner and Silent Auction on May 7 at the Easyford Hall. For more information, contact Chad Melin at 780-542-0851.

Hinton Trappers Annual Gregg River Campout
Join the Hinton Trapper's Association for their annual Gregg River Campground Campout on May 27-28. Contact Nicole at hintontrappers.1082@hotmail.com for more information.

Edson/Whitecourt Trappers Annual Picnic and Dinner
Join the trapper's of Locals 1050 and 1231 for their annual picnic, dinner and Silent Auction on June 11 at the Fullam Community Hall. For more information, contact Rick at stelter.rick@gmail.com or Merle at
pennyandmerle@gmail.com.

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.

2015 Resolutions
Click here to view the 2015 Resolutions that were discussed at the 2015 Annual General Meeting.

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


2016 Rendezvous by the Creek & Outdoorsmen Show
The 43rd Annual Rendezvous and Outdoorsmen Show will be held in
Pincher Creek, Alberta, July 1 & 2, 2016

Click here for more information regarding Rendezvous 2016.

Download the various Rendezvous forms and information below.

2016 Registration Form 2016 Sponsor Letter 2016 Vendor Application
Rendezvous Directions Accommodations  


  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...
  Conservation
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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