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 Events
The West Virginia Trappers Association sponsors two main events each year: the Spring Rendezvous & Fur Auction held the first full weekend in March, and the Annual Trappers Convention held the third weekend of September.
WVTA Event Accommodations
On-site camping is encouraged for this year's convention. Camping cost is $5 per night, and includes outdoor showers, bathrooms and potable water. Fishing and swimming are located near the camping areas, and generators are permitted. All generators must be turned off by 9pm each night. Outdoor fires must have a fire ring, and a central bonfire location is provided.

Local area accommodations:
Sleep Inn
29 South Main Street
Ellenboro, WV 26346
Approximately 17 miles from the convention grounds

North Bend State Park Cabin Rentals
202 North Bend Park Road
Cairo, WV 26337
Approximately 17 miles from convention grounds

In addition, Glenville Inn in Glenville, is located approximtately 25 miles from the convention grounds, and several motels are located in Parkersburg, WV, which is about 30 miles from the convention grounds.
January 9: WVTA Board of Directors Meeting, Summersville, WV

March 5-7: WVTA Spring Rendezvous & Fur Auction, Glenville, WV

TBA: WVTA Board of Directors Meeting, Glenville

September 17-18: WVTA Annual Convention, Smithville, WV
2021 WVTA Calendar

January 8-9: Fur Harvesters Auction, North Bay, Ontario

March 3-10: Saga Fur Auction, Finland

April 9-13: Fur Harvesters Auction, North Bay

June/July TBA:  Fur Harvesters Auction, North Bay

June 10-17: Saga Fur Auction, Finland

September 9-17: Saga Fur Auction, Finland
2021 Info Calendar
September 17-18, 2021
WVTA Annual Convention
969 Prunty Road
Smithville, WV 26178

Due to the amount of time it takes to plan a  convention, the board of directors decided not to take any chances for another canceled convention. This year's convention will be semi-primitive and be held on private property, which eliminates any problems stemming from Covid-19 stipulations. This is a  one-time location change, and the convention will encourage a family atmosphere.

The convention committee is hard at work preparing a unique convention which will include on-site trapping demos -- water trapping will be held at the creek and river, and land trapping will be tailored to actual farmland, forests and fence rows -- all of which are on the convention grounds.  Of special emphasis will be trap setting locations, which can be visualized on site, rather than in an enclosed demo area.

This convention will be similar to those held many years ago -- families are encouraged to camp and spend quality  time together. Trappers will be encouraged to spend time perfecting their skills in prime trapping locations.  There is no cell phone service or internet at the convention location, so this will be like the conventions of yesteryear.

Although there are no hookups for campers, we have plenty of space for both wheeled campers and tents. Outdoor showers, bathrooms and water will be provided.

As a special treat this year, we bring back the Civil War Encampment, which will provide a living history lesson for attendees.

In addition to our trapping supply vendors, we will also have some unique vendors and activities which will provide a new learning experience, such as beekeeping, basket making, trot lining, turtle skinning and outdoor learning.

Our website will be updated frequently as we add to our vendor and demo list.

If you have questions, please contact President Briana Frederick, 304-997-1863, or email info@wvtrappers.com

WVTA Convention Schedule Overview
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West Virginia Trappers Association Events
The West Virginia Trappers Association sponsors two main events each year: the Spring Rendezvous & Fur Auction held the first full weekend in March, and the Annual Trappers Convention held the third weekend of September.
September 17-18, 2021
WVTA Annual Convention
969 Prunty Road
Smithville, WV 26178

Due to the amount of time it takes to plan a  convention, the board of directors decided not to take any chances for another canceled convention. This year's convention will be semi-primitive and be held on private property, which eliminates any problems stemming from Covid-19 stipulations. This is a  one-time location change, and the convention will encourage a family atmosphere.

The convention committee is hard at work preparing a unique convention which will include on-site trapping demos -- water trapping will be held at the creek and river, and land trapping will be tailored to actual farmland, forests and fence rows -- all of which are on the convention grounds.  Of special emphasis will be trap setting locations, which can be visualized on site, rather than in an enclosed demo area.

This convention will be similar to those held many years ago -- families are encouraged to camp and spend quality  time together. Trappers will be encouraged to spend time perfecting their skills in prime trapping locations.  There is no cell phone service or internet at the convention location, so this will be like the conventions of yesteryear.

Although there are no hookups for campers, we have plenty of space for both wheeled campers and tents. Outdoor showers, bathrooms and water will be provided.

As a special treat this year, we bring back the Civil War Encampment, which will provide a living history lesson for attendees.

In addition to our trapping supply vendors, we will also have some unique vendors and activities which will provide a new learning experience, such as beekeeping, basket making, trot lining, turtle skinning and outdoor learning.

Our website will be updated frequently as we add to our vendor and demo list.

If you have questions, please contact President Briana Frederick, 304-997-1863, or email info@wvtrappers.com

WVTA Event Accommodations
Thursday, September 16:
Early vendor and camping setup.


Friday, September 17:
Trap Dye and Wax throughout the day
Civil War Encampment Living History
Beekeeping Seminar
Trapping Demos include both water and land trapping, plus trot lining and turtle skinning
Lunch and supper served on the grounds
Board of Directors meeting

Saturday, September 18:
Trap Dye and Wax throughout the day
Civil War Encampment Living History
Trapping Demos include both water and land trapping, plus trot lining and more
Breakfast, lunch and supper served on the grounds
Free Trapper Education class for all ages
Live auction
Awards ceremony
General membership meeting