South Country Trappers' Summer BBQ
Join our South Country Trappers on July 3-5 for their annual Summer BBQ at the Bonertz Family Campground southeast of Pincher Creek. For more information on this exciting event, click here.
North Peace Trappers' Demo's and Picnic
Join Alberta's northern trappers for a weekend of fun and games on August 15 at the Rocky Lane Agriculture Grounds, 25 kilometres northwest of Fort Vermilion. For more info call Terry Batt (780-926-1428), Lyle Duperron (780-926-1120) or Kevin Klein (780-971-2286).
Drayton Valley Local Campout & BBQ
Join Drayton Valley Local trappers on August 21 & 22 at the Pihtokwhe Campsite for this annual event. Cllick here for more information.
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 email@example.com 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).
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.
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
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
|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. There is ample room for camping at the Rendezvous site (self-contained only). For those booking a room in Lac La Biche, a shuttle will be supplied by Parkland I & II Motels from Rendezvous to Lac La Biche for those staying at the Motel. You can book a room by calling 1-855-623-6825 or visit them on their website at www.parklandmotels.com. Hope to see you there! Click here for more information and to watch a short video of some past Rendezvous events.
|People's Choice Photo Contest
Sponsored by Local 1070 - Grande Prairie. One 5x7 photo entry per person. Photo must be Alberta based. Acceptable subjects are life on the trapline, natural scenic shots or wildlife. Winner will be decided by popular vote. Top two entries receive a custom moose antler carving by Chuck Ratliff. Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring your 5x7 unframed photo to Rendezvous.
|Alberta's Biggest Beavertail
Attention Spring Trappers! Bring your biggest beavertail to Rendezvous for your chance to get your name on the Beavertail Trophy. Click here for more information.
|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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