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2020 U.P. Trappers Convention/Outdoor Expo CANCELLED due to COVID19 — Cancelling the 2020 Convention was extremely painful for everyone involved but we felt it was the right thing to do. It just didn’t make sense to have trappers from all over potentially spreading the virus during their travels or at the event. We were excited as some superb demos and a host of other great ideas were coming together nicely! So sorry for those who were to attend! All we can do is make next year even bigger and better!!
Click the Above Block of Type (Centered) or
the “It’s Coming…” Logo Below to Go
to the Convention Website. Tho “not happening” we are leaving the (still unfinished) convention site “live” so we can all realize how sad it was to cancel and maybe get fired up for next year!!!
Trapping has been an integral part in the development of North America, beginning even before the establishment of the colonies. Trappers known as “mountain men” contributed greatly to the knowledge of the unexplored interior of North America, opening the way for eventual settlement.
In more recent times trapping was almost considered a right of passage for school aged boys in rural America. This was especially true during the “Great Depression”. Today there are over one and a half million trappers.
Trapper organizations work closely with State and Federal agencies for the management of fur bearing species. It is to the credit of this bond that fur bearers are more numerous today than a hundred years ago. Trappers and wildlife agencies are working together to develop the most humane traps and techniques possible. It is our goal that trapping will be continue to be used as an effective management tool for fur bearing populations now and in the future.