West Virginia Trappers Association
Defending and promoting the ethical harvest of furbearers in the
State of West Virginia.
Sportsmen's Alliance
Fur Takers of America
National Trappers Association
ADDRESS
P.O. Box 775
Glenville, WV 26351

CONTACT
Email: info@wvtrappers.com
Phone: (304) 997-1863
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West Virginia Trappers Association
West Virginia Trappers Auction
The WVTA Fur Auction is a 'members only' sale; however, anyone who wishes to sell fur can easily become a member. Memberships can be purchased when fur is consigned, or can be withheld from your fur check.  As with national auctions, fur is sold on commission. The current seller's commission withheld is 6% for fur and fur-related items, and 5% for roots, herbs & bark.
How the Auction Works
Past Auction Results
Finished fur (fleshed and dry), roots, deer horns and castor are consigned Friday and Saturday, 9am to 6pm. Dealer's lots are graded at the end of each day.
Upon arrival at the fur auction, a consignment sheet is completed. The secretary will check your membership, record your name, mailing address and hunting license number  (can also be landowner, junior or senior). We'll also ask if you have raccoons, and if the majority have been trapped or hunted -- this information is requested by the DNR for their data purposes.

The fur is graded first come, first served, so you will wait until your name is called by the next available grader. You will take all your items to the grader's table, where each piece is graded and placed into the correct lot. Example: all XXXL raccoons are sold in one XXXL lot.
If you are agreeable to the grade, your fur is entered into the sale. If you disagree with a grade, you can always request the opinion of a senior grader, or take that piece of fur back with you.

If you're selling roots, they will be weighed; deer horns will also be sorted into lots regarding to size and/or weight.

When all your items have been consigned, you will sign the sheet and be given a copy.

Green fur (raw skinned or on the carcass) are consigned Sunday morning from 9-11am. As with finished fur, you will first complete a consignment sheet. Green fur is not graded, and all your items are sold as one lot
. For the March 2021 auction, we ask you bring NO GREEN FUR, as we have no buyers who are purchasing fur which is unskinned or not fleshed.

An Order of Sale for the auction is provided after 11am on Sunday, which details all the lots available for sale. Only WV licensed fur buyers can purchase raw or finished fur.
Prospective buyers are permitted to view the items for sale up until the auction.
The auction is held at 1pm on Sunday, and only buyers and a small number of workers will be permitted in the building.
Buyers will receive a number prior to the auction, and a licensed auctioneer will oversee the proceedings, with final sale going to the highest bidder of each lot.
Payment is expected immediately following the auction, and all sales are final.

Consignors who wish to drop off fur prior to the auction may do so at three locations: Glenville, Summersville, and Smithville, WV. Please call President Briana Frederick, 304-997-1863, for complete information.
What Can be Consigned for Auction?
All species of wild fur can be sold through the WVTA Fur Auction, and all state laws and regulations apply. The WV Division of Natural Resources is on hand during our auctions to answer any questions which trappers may have. The DNR will also provide CITES seals for all Bobcat and Otter prior to the auction.

Our auction also provides a sales outlet for our members who harvest medicinal roots and herbs, including Wild Eastern Ginseng. If selling Ginseng, sellers are required to have a photo identification. All ginseng offered for sale must be harvested in West Virginia, unless certification paperwork is obtained from another state.

No private sales transactions of wild fur and roots are permitted on the fairgrounds during the weekend. The WVTA Fur Auction does NOT consign deer or beef hides at our auction, thus those items can be sold on the grounds to a private dealer.  Ask us if you have questions!
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Roots & Herbs
While there are over 200 saleable medicinals, this list contains the most popular sold through our auction:
Bethroot
Bloodroot
Black Cohosh
Blue Cohosh
Cranesbill
Goldenseal
Mayapple
Poke Root
Queen of the Meadow
Sassafras
Solomon Seal
Spignet
Star Grub
Virginia Snakeroot
Wild Cherry Bark
Wild Eastern Ginseng
Wild Hydrangea
Wild Yam
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March 5-7, 2021
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West Virginia Trappers
West Virginia Trappers Auction
The WVTA Fur Auction is a 'members only' sale; however, anyone who wishes to sell fur can easily become a member. Memberships can be purchased when fur is consigned, or can be withheld from your fur check.  As with national auctions, fur is sold on commission. The current seller's commission withheld is 6% for fur and fur-related items, and 5% for roots, herbs & bark.
How the Auction Works
Finished fur (fleshed and dry), roots, deer horns and castor are consigned Friday and Saturday, 9am to 6pm. Dealer's lots are graded at the end of each day.
Upon arrival at the fur auction, a consignment sheet is completed. The secretary will check your membership, record your name, mailing address and hunting license number  (can also be landowner, junior or senior). We'll also ask if you have raccoons, and if the majority have been trapped or hunted -- this information is requested by the DNR for their data purposes.

The fur is graded first come, first served, so you will wait until your name is called by the next available grader. You will take all your items to the grader's table, where each piece is graded and placed into the correct lot. Example: all XXXL raccoons are sold in one XXXL lot.
If you are agreeable to the grade, your fur is entered into the sale. If you disagree with a grade, you can always request the opinion of a senior grader, or take that piece of fur back with you.

If you're selling roots, they will be weighed; deer horns will also be sorted into lots regarding to size and/or weight.

When all your items have been consigned, you will sign the sheet and be given a copy.

Green fur (raw skinned or on the carcass) are consigned Sunday morning from 9-11am. As with finished fur, you will first complete a consignment sheet. Green fur is not graded, and all your items are sold as one lot.
For the March 2021 auction, we ask you bring NO GREEN FUR, as we have no buyers who are purchasing fur which is unskinned or not fleshed.

An Order of Sale for the auction is provided after 11am on Sunday, which details all the lots available for sale. Only WV licensed fur buyers can purchase raw or finished fur.
Prospective buyers are permitted to view the items for sale up until the auction. The auction is held at 1pm on Sunday, and
and only buyers and a small number of workers will be permitted in the building.
Buyers will receive a number prior to the auction, and a licensed auctioneer will oversee the proceedings, with final sale going to the highest bidder of each lot.
Payment is expected immediately following the auction, and all sales are final.
Consignors who wish to drop off fur prior to the auction may do so at three locations: Glenville, Summersville, and Smithville, WV. Please call President Briana Frederick, 304-997-1863, for complete information.
Past Auction Results
January 2007
March 2007
September 2007
January 2008
March 2008
September 2008
January 2009
March 2009
September 2009
January 2010
March 2010
September 2010
January 2011
March 2011
January 2012
March 2012
January 2013
March 2013
January 2014
March 2014
January 2015
March 2015
January 2016
March 2016
January 2017
March 2017
March 2018
March 2019
March 2020
**March 2021
What Can be Consigned for Auction?
All species of wild fur can be sold through the WVTA Fur Auction, and all state laws and regulations apply. The WV Division of Natural Resources is on hand during our auctions to answer any questions which trappers may have. The DNR will also provide CITES seals for all Bobcat and Otter prior to the auction.

Our auction also provides a sales outlet for our members who harvest medicinal roots and herbs, including Wild Eastern Ginseng. If selling Ginseng, sellers are required to have a photo identification. All ginseng offered for sale must be harvested in West Virginia, unless certification paperwork is obtained from another state.

No private sales transactions of wild fur and roots are permitted on the fairgrounds during the weekend. The WVTA Fur Auction does NOT consign deer or beef hides at our auction, thus those items can be sold on the grounds to a private dealer.  Ask us if you have questions!
Next Auction Date
March 5-7, 2021
West Virginia Trappers Association