West Virginia
Trappers Association
West Virginia Trappers
West Virginia Trappers

Trapper Education

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The WVTA Young Trappers Education Program has graduated over 900 trappers since its beginning in 1998. Classes are held each year in conjunction with the annual convention.

We currently offer both beginner and intermediate trapper education classes, which are held free of charge during our annual convention.

This year's classes will be held Saturday, September  21, 2019 beginning at 9:00am. For more information, contact Mike Gray at 304-291-0957.

Continuing Education

Our veteran trappers can benefit by our continuing education programs.  We currently offer skinning and fleshing demonstrations at each fur auction.  These demonstrations can provide hands-on training for both beginners and advanced fur handlers. 

We initiated a fur grading clinic in 2010, and have several apprentices who are receiving 'on the job training' at each of our fur auctions.  The clinic first began with a printed manual and several hours of hands-on instruction.  Those interested in becoming graders then work at the auctions, obtaining additional hands-on instruction.

Dates to Remember

September 20-21, 2019 - WVTA Convention, Glenville, WV