Fall Convention Update


FTA/WTA Combined Convention

The Wisconsin Trappers Association (WTA) fall Convention is scheduled for September 11-12 of this year. In response to the cancellation of the FTA National Rendezvous this June, WTA has graciously offered to host a "joint convention" with the FTA, September 10-12, at Marshfield, Wisconsin. 

We will do our best to make sure that all of the meetings, events, demos and activities that take place during a regular convention are completed during this joint convention. There is a full contingent of dealers and tailgaters already signed up to attend, with additional space being added to accommodate even more dealers. We have an impressive list of accomplished trappers providing demos. The Trapperman Feed and Trapper Hospitality events are always well received. Hosting a national convention is an honor and privilege. The trappers of Wisconsin stand ready to do our part. This convention will be one that you will want to attend.

Wisconsin has stepped up and gone "above and beyond" in an effort to help trapping through these tough times, and even though things won't be the same as the "old normal" we are forging ahead to make the best during these difficult circumstances. We are hopeful that by September the virus will subside and many of the current restrictions will be lifted. Obviously, no one can predict for sure if and when the Covid-19 restrictions will be reduced, and when it will be safe to travel and gather. However, the FTA, with the help of the WTA, will continue to move forward and adjust to the challenges as best we can. If restrictions are still in place in September in Wisconsin, so be it; as we tried our best to adjust. Stay tuned - as there are many more details to follow.

Dave Hastings                             Arnold Groehler

FTA President                             WTA President

Spring Banquet Postponed

For the health and safety of everyone the WTA Spring Banquet and all meetings on Saturday, March 21st have been postponed.  If you have room reservations at Stoney Creek you must call them at  715-355-6858  to cancel your reservation.  Information will be updated here when available.  Your current tickets will be honored when a new date is selected.   This is a large event for the WTA and we hope that you will be patient while we make plans to schedule a new date.  If you would like a refund we will honor your request by doing the following.  

1. Return your ticket(s) along with a copy of the receipt that accompanied your ticket(s) to WTA, PO Box 305, Oregon, WI 53575

2. Your refund will be processed as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we all try to cope with this situation.

Last update 3/16/2020 5:10 pm

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Welcome to the WTA

The Wisconsin Trappers Association (WTA) was organized in 1963 by a small group of individuals concerned about the future of our trapping heritage. Many of these individuals were also involved  in organizing the National Trappers Association four years earlier. 

Today’s members work to:

  • Protect our heritage and continue the traditions of the trapping community.
  • Educate the public about the benefits of responsible and regulated trapping activities.
  • Maintain a conservation ethic and participate in wildlife and habitat management programs.
  • Provide a comprehensive trapping education program .

We work to ensure the future of trapping by encouraging a large membership which:

  • Maintains a public outreach program that provides informational materials in many forms and at a variety of events.
  • Provides scholarships to students attending college.
  • Conducts trapper education course workshops.

As we move forward we will continue to increase our membership and to create opportunities which strengthen our association and the trapping community. We will do this through our public relations activities, our formal education program , and with the many volunteers in our membership who step forward each year to teach and help at events or activities.

We encourage your participation and appreciate your visit to our website. Browse our site and feel welcome to return anytime for up-to-date information on trapping.  Please join us and become another proud member of the Wisconsin Trappers' Association.

Arnold Groehler, President 

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