Vermont Trappers Association

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Vermont Trappers Tee Shirts

New VTA Tee shirts light up the night and increases awareness to the public. Shirts are available for $10 at trapper booths at upcoming gun shows and county fairs.

Vermont Trappers wearing VTA Tee Shirts


James L. Stewart, Oct 17, 1943 - Nov 10, 2016

Trappers and Friends,

It is with a heavy heart and sadness that I pass on the news that one of our long time directors, Jim Stewart, passed away last week while on the trap line. This is big shock and a terrible loss for our trapping community.

During his time as a Director, Jim was chairman of Rendezvous, worked at gun shows and county field days, participated on the banquet fundraising committee, and was a trapper education teacher.

Services will be held this Saturday, November 19th, at the First Congregation Church located at 77 Main Street, Springfield, VT at 12 pm. Those who plan to attend, we ask that you wear a green VTA hat like many of us saw Jim wearing much of the time.

Those of you who would like to send a card can send one to the following address:

Stewart Family
8 Maple Street
North Springfield, VT 05150

I know Jim would want us to continue trapping and appreciating the outdoors as much as he did. He was a trapper, a veteran, and more importantly, Jim was a great human being and friend. He will be greatly missed.

Regards,
Bruce Martin

Jim Stewart resting at desk.
Jim rests after Rendezvous 2016

Fur Auctions

Held twice annually, once in early December, and once in early to mid March. Please refer to the calendar section of the Trappers Post or go here for more information.

See the results from this spring's auction.
2017 Spring Fur Auction Results

Past Auction Prices

2016 Spring Auction Photos

Women modeling furs at fur auction

See The 2016 Spring Auction Gallery


Vermont Trapper's Associaton Donations and Scholarships

VTA is active in supporting our community. Here is a list of our donations so far this year.... Read More.


President's Report

March 2016

Hello Vermont Trappers and Supporters,

Just in case you have been living in a cave somewhere, we are going to be in a fight for our trapping rights this year. A slick new anti-group called Protect Our Wildlife, with funding from out of state groups, has been putting out ads on TV and Radio as well as meeting with legislators to try to end trapping.... Read More.


Message from Conservation Director Mike Covey

As I'm sure many of you are aware, we are facing a new threat as outdoorsmen in the state of Vermont. Protect Our Wildlife is an offshoot of Green Mountain Animal Defenders, the HSUS front group in Vermont. They started this new organization specifically to field a lobbyist in Montpelier to attack outdoorsmen. Their initial targets were trappers, houndsmen, and a total ban on lead ammunition for any type of hunting (no lead shot or bullets for any game)..... Read More.

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