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TRAPPERS’
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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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Important Announcements
Please read these Important Announcementa from your President. Attention All RFMA Holders.
Attention All RFMA Holders update.


RFMA Logbooks
It is important that those who signed out RFMA Logbooks at the 2015 AGM, provide them back to the ATA as soon as possible. If you would like to use the logbook for the 2016-2017 season, click here for a downloadable pdf.

2016 Annual General Meeting Notice
Notice is Hereby Given that a Meeting of the Members of the Alberta Trappers’ Association will be held in Westlock, Alberta on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Click here for more information.


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 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.

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

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 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 August 14 to 16 at Trapper Gord's. Learn 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. Click here for the registration form and itinerary.


2016 Rendezvous by the Creek & Outdoorsmen Show
The 43rd Annual Rendezvous and Outdoorsmen Show held in
Pincher Creek, Alberta, July 1 & 2, 2016
was a tremendous success!

We would like to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers
for making Rendezvous 2016 one of our best ever!

Next year, Rendezvous 2017 will be held in High Level, Alberta.

Click here to watch videos of past 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...
  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...


Our Corporate Sponsors


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Hwy 44 South Industrial Park, Lot 14
PO Box 6020
Westlock, AB
T7P 2P7
Phone: (780) 349-6626
Fax: (888) 362-4679

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