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) 916-3329
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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.

If you have questions or wish to reserve vendor space, please contact President Jeremiah Whitlatch, 304-916-3329, or email info@wvtrappers.com
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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
WVTA Convention
September 15-16, 2023
Gilmer County Recreation Center
1365 Sycamore Run Road
Glenville, WV 26351
WVTA Convention Information
2023 Convention Vendors

Arlington Cape
Bearded Man Beaver Lures
Buck Naked Bones
Battered Anvil Blades & Crafts
Bobbi's Bees
Tom Butz
Fur Takers of America
Houben's Animal Lures
Murray's Lures & Trapping Supplies
Pingley’s Professional Lures
R's Turkey Calls
Ritchie County Trappers Association
Sawmill Creek Lures & Baits
Shaw’s Dog Supplies
Smokey's Deer Lures
Sterling Fur
Stump’s Trapping Supplies
Sullivan’s Scents & Supplies
Tom Teague
Trapper Paul’s Supply House
Trapping Girl
Trapping Time TV - Robby Gilbert
Windy Ridge Trapper
WV Bowhunters Association
WV Division of Natural Resources
WV Muzzleloaders Association
WV Trappers Association

If you have questions or wish to reserve vendor space, please contact President Jeremiah Whitlatch, 304-916-3329, or email info@wvtrappers.com

WVTA Fur Auction
March 3-5, 2023
Gilmer County Recreation Center
1365 Sycamore Run Road
Glenville, WV 26351
*Benefit Auction - Trappers are welcome to donate an item to be sold at the Benefit Auction. All auction proceeds help defray expenses of the West Virginia Trappers Associaton.
Please bring your auction items on Friday or as early Saturday as possible. All are welcome to bid!

*Pot Luck - Feel free to bring a dish and/or your hot dog stick to roast some supper on the fire. Adults and kids are welcome as we join together with music and good times.

Shopping: Trapping Supplies, Snaring Equipment, Local Honey, Camping & Fishing Supplies, Used Traps, Outdoor Furniture, Knives, Tailgaters & More.

Food & Drinks: Kitchen will be open at the dining hall for lunch daily.

Camping: Primitve $10 per night. Electric hookup $15 per night.

Local Lodging: The Glenville Inn, 5 Development Dr., Glenville, WV. 304-462-5511

Information & Vendors: Contact Jeremiah Whitlatch cell 304-916-3329 or email info@wvtrappers.com