The Virginia Trappers Association (VTA) was founded in 1966, becoming a part of the national effort to promote and protect Americans trapping heritage throughout the United States.
The mission of the Virginia Trappers Association is to promote the interests of trappers and sportsmen and promote and use trapping best practices in furbearer management. Membership and education are the primary focus areas for this organization. Healthy membership keeps the Association moving forward with its educational and political efforts.
Virginia Trappers Association education programs are a two-track system. The organization provides introductory trapper training courses for new trappers to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to ethically and safely start their trapping pursuits. These introductory courses are VTAs primary outreach to Commonwealth communities and our youth. The Association also provides advanced education for seasoned trappers via seminars and workshops during district meetings to introduce new trapping technologies, trapping best practices and improve furbearer management skills.
In the National Trappers Association's video, Destroying the Myth, explains how the modern trapper using trapping best practices, along with common sense methods, harvest natures most valuable resource, fur. Learn the truth about trapping.
THANK YOU for your generous support. Your contributions will enable us to meet our goals and keep our trapping heritage alive and well in the Commonwealth.