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.

Regardless of your age, be among the first to pre-register for the 2017 Trappers Education class to be held September 16, 2017. Pre-register for class by emailing President John Pingley - jpingley@wvtrappers.com

We currently offer both beginner and intermediate trapper education classes.

Class instructors for 2017 include Corbett Patton, beginner education; Mike Gray, Andrew Gray, Tom Snyder and John Thomas, & Todd Romesburg, intermediate education.

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

March 3-5, 2017: Fur Auction, Glenville, WV

March 4, 2017: Fur Handling Clinic, 12:00-5:00pm, Glenville, WV

June 3, 2017: WVTA Board of Directors Meeting, Glenville, WV

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