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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Trapper Education Classes
Yearly instructional classes are held free of charge each September during the West Virginia Trappers Association annual convention.

The Beginner Class is geared toward very young students who will learn about the various furbearers in West Virginia, the differences between trap types, plus a few basic regulations. Plenty of free goodies available for each student.

The Intermediate Class is designed for both first-time trappers and trappers who have very little field experience. Students will be introduced to basic land and water trapping, snaring, trap staking, trap sizes and regulations. Each student receives a free trapping package to get him or her started on their own trapline.

The next trapper education classes will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020, at the Gilmer County Recreation Center in Glenville, WV.  For more information or to register for class, call Mike Gray (304) 291-0957.
Continuing Education
View, Download or Print
Pelt Handling Manual
NAFA Pelt Handling
Beaver Pattern
Beaver Boarding
Trapping Handbook
WV Hunting & Trapping Regulations
At each WVTA event, there are opportunities for additional learning. At our fur auctions, there are skinning and fleshing demonstrations, plus the opportunity to learn about fur grading.

During our annual convention, there are ample opportunities to observe trapping demos, trap preparation, fur handling and more.

In addition, there are a few events thoughtout the state to help you become a better trapper. Many of these events are held by WVTA members or affiliates.

On the right sidebar, you can view, download or print several different educational booklets.
BMP
Furbearer Management
Hunting/Trapping License in WV
All persons born on or after January 1, 1975 must pass a Hunter Safety Course in order to receive a license. The course can be taken online with the final exam provided at one of our WVTA events. Contact us for more information.
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West Virginia Trappers
Trapper Education Classes
Yearly instructional classes are held free of charge each September during the West Virginia Trappers Association annual convention.

The Beginner Class is geared toward very young students who will learn about the various furbearers in West Virginia, the differences between trap types, plus a few basic regulations. Plenty of free goodies available for each student.

The Intermediate Class is designed for both first-time trappers and trappers who have very little field experience. Students will be introduced to basic land and water trapping, snaring, trap staking, trap sizes and regulations. Each student receives a free trapping package to get him or her started on their own trapline.

The next trapper education classes will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020, at the Gilmer County Recreation Center in Glenville, WV.  For more information or to register for class, call Mike Gray (304) 291-0957.
Our website offers both booklets and forms which can be downloaded to your computer. Learn from the professionals the best way of putting up fur to maximize profits.
Pelt Handling Education
Our website offers both booklets and forms which can be downloaded to your computer. Learn from the professionals the best way of putting up fur to maximize profits.
Pelt Handling Education
Hunting/Trapping License in WV
All persons born on or after January 1, 1975 must pass a Hunter Safety Course in order to receive a license. The course can be taken online with the final exam provided at one of our WVTA events. Contact us for more information.