West Virginia Trappers
Defending and promoting the ethical harvest of furbearers in the
State of West Virginia.
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About the WV Trappers

      The West Virginia Trappers Association began with the dreams and ideals of a few industrious men: Don Hunter, Tom Batten, Olston "Nick" Wright, Jim Williams, Charles Richmond, Paul Larrowe, Robert Merrill, and Robert Butler.
     In 1967, the group met and formed the corporation of the West Virginia Trappers Association, Inc., in Grafton, WV.
     The ideals for which the corporation were formed read as follows: "
•To develop leadership for the advancement of the best interests of the trappers and the fur industry as a whole.
•To inspire in our membership a desire to practice the ethics of true sportsmanship toward others who may wish to enjoy the recreation and pleasure of the outdoors.
•To impart adequate knowledge to our youth concerning the necessity for conservation.
•To operate with duly recognized conservation organizations in the furtherance of the trapping association.
•To advocate a comprehensive research program regarding the conservation of native furbearing animals.
•To cultivate a feeling of goodwill and mutual understanding through a proper respect for the rights of landowners at all times.
•To eliminate unnecessary cruelty to animals in the employment of traps.
•To discourage unjust and eliminate fradulent trade practices in the marketing of raw fur.
•To aid and cooperate with law enforcement agencies in bringing about the apprehension and just punishment of trap and fur thieves."
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
West Virginia Trappers
Facebook Group
Trapper Education
Annual trapper education classes are free to all ages. Various events throughout the year help add even more experience for our trappers.
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State Fur Auction
West Virginia remains one of the leading fur auctions in the Eastern United States. We're one of the last graded auctions in the country!
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West Virginia remains one of the leading fur auctions in the Eastern United States. We're one of the last graded auctions in the country!
State Fur Auction
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All trappers are encouraged to particpate in the Trapper's Survey and our state furbearer projects. Current projects include bobcat, fisher, muskrat, otter & spotted skunk.
Furbearer Projects
West Virginia Trappers
Defending and promoting the ethical harvest of furbearers in the
State of West Virginia.
Trapper Education
Annual trapper education classes are free to all ages. Various events throughout the year help add even more experience for our trappers.
Read more >>
State Fur Auction
West Virginia remains one of the leading fur auctions in the Eastern United States. We're one of the last graded auctions in the country!
Read more >>
Furbearer Projects
All trappers are encouraged to particpate in the Trapper's Survey and our state furbearer projects. Current projects include bobcat, fisher, muskrat, otter & spotted skunk.
Read more >>
Facebook Group

About the WV Trappers

The West Virginia Trappers Association began with the dreams and ideals of a few industrious men: Don Hunter, Tom Batten, Olston "Nick" Wright, Jim Williams, Charles Richmond, Paul Larrowe, Robert Merrill, and Robert Butler.
     In 1967, the group met and formed the corporation of the West Virginia Trappers Association, Inc., in Grafton, WV.
     The ideals for which the corporation were formed read as follows: "
•To develop leadership for the advancement of the best interests of the trappers and the fur industry as a whole.
•To inspire in our membership a desire to practice the ethics of true sportsmanship toward others who may wish to enjoy the recreation and pleasure of the outdoors.
•To impart adequate knowledge to our youth concerning the necessity for conservation.
•To operate with duly recognized conservation organizations in the furtherance of the trapping association.
•To advocate a comprehensive research program regarding the conservation of native furbearing animals.
•To cultivate a feeling of goodwill and mutual understanding through a proper respect for the rights of landowners at all times.
•To eliminate unnecessary cruelty to animals in the employment of traps.
•To discourage unjust and eliminate fradulent trade practices in the marketing of raw fur.
•To aid and cooperate with law enforcement agencies in bringing about the apprehension and just punishment of trap and fur thieves."

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
West Virginia Trappers
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2021 WVTA  Convention Schedule
2021 WVTA Convention  Schedule
We'd like to welcome everyone to our 2021 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.

With back-to-back demos and skill learning workshops, there's something for all ages to enjoy.  We take the opportunity of this convention to reflect back on the skills of our ancestors and the many trappers that paved the way for our future generations.

Briana Frederick, WVTA President