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Becoming a Trapper in Alberta

Trapping in Alberta is governed by the Alberta Wildlife Act and the Alberta guide to trapping Regulations which is updated annually. Local Trappers Organization    •    Alberta Trappers Association Furbearers that live in Alberta Badger, bear, beaver, bobcat, coyote, fisher, fox, lynx, marten, mink, muskrat, otter, raccoon, red squirrel, skunk, weasel, wolf, and wolverine Mandatory Requirements…
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Trapping History

The discovery of Canada and consequently North America was a two time disappointment. The explorers who discovered North America were not looking for land they were looking for a passage from Europe to the Orient. In 1497, when John Cabot discovered Canada he claimed the land for England but continued to sail in search of…
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Sustainable Trapping: A Record of Sustainability

Where are we going? With the almost infinite and wonderful benefits that oil, gas and the petrochemical industries have brought to us we should be content. Were living longer, with more opportunities, abundance and leisure time than at any time in our history. But once again true to our nature we are restless and never…
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Trapping in a modern world

For trappers and furbearers there have been many changes over the years. Change has come from fashion trends, social and political awareness; periods driven only by the pursuit of wealth, other times when harmony and the search of emotional well being was all that mattered. Trapping has changed but only some of the changes have…
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