Letter to the Alberta Trappers Association from the Premier of Alberta

Alberta Conservation Association (ACA)  Operating Plan

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To The Alberta Trappers Association

An Alberta Tradition, Culture & Heritage

An Alberta where the sustainable harvest and management of wild furbearers is an established and recognized conservation activity integral to our heritage, culture and identity.

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The Alberta Trappers Association (ATA) represents over 2200 trappers and a wide variety of corporate members within our province.  The Association is the only government recognized association for trapping in Alberta.  The Association provides its membership with a number of programs and services including, acting as a representative with government for regulation and voicing industry concerns.  The Association also provides access to certified education and training, fur shipping and depot services, retail store and supplies, administration of the Trappers Compensation Program and a wide range of other individual and corporate benefits.


For an annual fee, you will automatically receive the Alberta Trapper magazine (quarterly), which is full of trapping tips, stories and articles that speak to the issues of  most concern to trappers.  Membership also offers member benefit privileges and access to a host of events in the trapping community.


Visit our Store in Westlock for a wide selection of traps, trapping tools, lures, snares, tanning, fur goods, clothing, books and manuals.  You can also access our fur shipping depot with direct access to the Fur Harvesters Auction.


We offer the most comprehensive trapping manual and courses available in Canada.  Our education department offers a full calendar of trapping courses and workshops throughout the province.  If you are interested in joining our Trapper Education Program team of instructors, contact us today.  Visit our Education page for the most up-to-date information and schedules. 


The ATA administer the Alberta Trappers Compensation Program (ATCP) on behalf of all stakeholders within the program.  The ATCP is designed to provide commercial trappers with a backstop to offset the economic impacts caused by industrial activities that are unresolved through industry and trapper consultation. 

The Alberta Trappers Association, in partnership with Alberta Environment and Parks, has purchased an existing trapline, which will be used to expand professional development for new and existing trappers. There are currently just over 1,600 registered traplines in Alberta; many landowners are also interested in securing a trapping licence. This unique opportunity will provide the trapping association to provide students with actual field conditions and a hands-on approach to the many aspects of this conservation-based industry.


Visit our Membership Page to learn more about the benefits of an Alberta Trappers Association Membership and purchase online or call us!

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