UP Trappers Association, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization striving to educate trappers on the safe, sustainable and humane harvest of furbearers and the part they play in ensuring healthy furbearer populations for the enjoyment of future generations.  Through fair booths, sportsmen’s conventions, radio interviews and other outreach programs we also hope to educate the general public on the many benefits of trapping.  We try to convey to those who don’t often interact with wildlife how the nation’s professional wildlife managers use science; population data; and the help of trappers, hunters and fishermen – to protect habitat, keep predators and prey in balance, limit disease outbreaks, minimize human and wildlife conflicts, protect endangered and threatened species, and promote the health and well-being of the animals themselves.

U.P. Trappers Association Convention and Outdoor Show


July 12-13, 2024 | Escanaba, Michigan

U.P. State Fairgrounds

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Paul with handfuls of muskrats
Paul with three nice wolves
Paul in his winter hat
Paul with some well-handled furs
Paul with a nice coyote

Special Guest

Paul Antczak from Mountain Men

We are thrilled to announce that Paul Antczak, a renowned expert from the History Channel’s hit show “Mountain Men,” will be attending the 2024 Upper Peninsula Trappers Convention! When Paul made the move to Montana he knew that the most valuable furbearer on his trapline would be the Wolf — so he started learning everything he could about wolves – their habits, preferred habitat, quirks, inconsistencies, preferred foods, needs, and wants – until he could almost think like a wolfWho better to get for our Wolf-trapping demo than Paul? A unique opportunity for attendees to learn from one of the best wolf trappers out there! Don’t miss this chance to meet Paul in person and gain invaluable insights into the world of trapping, survival, and living off the grid. Join us for this unforgettable experience at this year’s convention!

Contact Information:
U.P. Trappers Association-Parent Organization
U. P. Trapper’s Association, Inc. – John Gunville, President
N125 Co Rd 577
Vulcan, MI 49892
(906) 221-6935