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Old 07-22-2018, 11:27 AM
6tmile 6tmile is offline
 
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Default Resident Trapline Course?

Is this in the works to becoming mandatory in the future? Is it going to be another prerequisite for us resident trappers to have before we get an opportunity to hold a RFMA? As of now its not mandatory, but whatís going to happen in the next few years? Please put out your thoughts but keep it civil.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:33 PM
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This workshop isnít mandatory in anyway. Itís to help want to be resident trappers work on public relations, record trapping activities, understanding accidental catches and how to avoid loose dogs, footholding and covers best practices for snaring. It also has a outside training aspect as well but does not replace the government regulated mandatory.
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:16 PM
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Default Snaring Certificate

The next course runs September 1-2, 2018 The cost is $180.00 for the two day workshop. And it also includes 2 certificates. 1 for Resident Workshop and 1 for Snaring.
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Old 08-18-2018, 03:43 PM
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As a old guy who would like to get back into it, where are these courses held?
Just moved to Beaver Mines AB from Medicine Hat has got me excited about trapping again. As a young man I trapped a lot of muskrats, fox, linx,and martin, but that's a long time ago. I know quite a few ranchers in the area,I don't it would be a problem doing a little trapping on there land. I enjoy reading the trapping blog on here, have a great season you guys.
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Old 08-18-2018, 04:57 PM
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Default Resident Trapline Management - Westlock

The September course will be held in Westlock. You can visit the ATA website and download the forms to register or call Tracey on Monday at the office. www.albertatrappers.com
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:19 PM
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Thank you.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:15 AM
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Just for clarification thought All trappers now require the trapper course to get a RFMA. My understanding is the Bio,s will give you some credit for your Resident trapping years, but will not approve you without the trapper course.
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Old 08-19-2018, 05:42 PM
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If there is enough interest, I have room to host a course, might need 6 or more to put one on, not as far north as West lock , pm me if you wish., Camrose area
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:22 PM
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You are most welcome
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:00 PM
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is there ever a course held here in the SW corner of the province ?
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:54 AM
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is there ever a course held here in the SW corner of the province ?
Call up the ATA in westlock they sould get you in touch with either ross hinter education fella or someone from the South Country Trapping Association. Great folk doen there.

Bill
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:05 PM
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Default Resident Trapline Management - Westlock

Just to clarify, the Resident Trapline Management workshop is for current Licensed Trappers. It is designed to help the Resident Trappers and includes the snaring workshop. If you are interested in a course in a location other than the Westlock one, we can come to your area if you have a suitable field site as well as a classroom setting. We need a minimum of 10 people to bring the workshop to your area. This is a new workshop with good response so far.
Call the ATA and talk to Tracey for more info or Ross Hinter, Education Coordinator. Also the forms are on the website for the Westlock location. www.albertatrappers.com
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