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 heathy 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.
Coming! 2021 U.P Trappers Convention
Friday July 9 & Saturday 10, 2021
Open from 8 AM — 5 PM Friday
Open from 8 AM — 4 PM Saturday
The biggest trapping & outdoor show in the Upper Peninsula (and one of the biggest regional conventions in the country) is coming to Escanaba, Michigan! To be held at the beautiful and spacious U.P. Fairgrounds located in a small friendly town. A chance to meet and chat with some of your trapping heroes; many legendary trappers from around the U.S. will be selling their wares, giving demos, or just enjoying the show! There will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Many activities for the kids. We highly encourage you to bring the whole family! Some trappers and outdoor enthusiasts have never seen this much equipment, “must-have” inventions and gear all in one place!
With NAFA out of the picture, options for selling fur are somewhat limited. Here in the U.P. we do have at least three options: The U.P. Trappers Association is still running fur pick-up routes for Fur Harvesters Auction and Groenewold Fur and Wool Company and Barnes Hide and Fur are also running routes in the Upper Peninsula and Northeastern Wisconsin: