ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AGM is held on Friday Match 16 in the Communiplex. This is where you, the Saskatchewan trapper has your voice heard. Resolutions that were passed at your Regional meetings this past year are brought to the general membership to be debated and voted on. Those that pass are forwarded to the Ministry of Environment and other parties or groups involved. The president is also up for election. Your membership allows you to vote and have your voice heard. All members are urged to attend.
This is the 49th Annual Trappers Convention and it gets bigger and better every year. Trappers from all across Saskatchewan, Canada and the United States gather for fellowship and lots of tall tales from the trapline. Newer trappers are especially welcomed. You will never have a larger base of knowledge to draw from and all trappers are eager to share their tips and techniques. Every one, young and old always walks away with new knowledge. It is non stop, start to finish trapping!!!
All furs should be entered by 10am on Saturday and a valid STA membership is required to enter
This is a premiere event that tests the fur handling skills of the best trappers. Properly handled wolves are a sight to see.
Wolves must be skinned and finished for taxidermy. All feet, pads and claws must be attatched. The ear cartilage must be either removed or separated, lips completely split, and eyes complete. Front legs on the outside of the hide and the tail split and pinned open. Formed on auction house standard board. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Adult and Junior Categories
OPEN: Single species for marten, fisher, coyote, fox, otter, raccoon, beaver, mink, cat (bobcat or lynx), and bundle of three muskrat. Every trapper is eligible to submit one fur in each category
Prizes for each species plus a grand aggregate winner
Bundle of three may include a combination of squirrel, muskrat and weasel or may be all of one species.
BIGGEST BEAVER TAIL
Bring in your biggest beaver tail. Tails are measured by length plus width.
Submit your best 5X7 photo in the categories of People on the Land, Landscapes, Wildlife, Best Catch, Trail Cam, and Odds and Ends.
You can bring your photos or enter early. Contact Bill Ask 306 865 3625 to enter
GUESS THE WEIGHT
An animal will be supplied. You simply lift it and guess the weight. The closest wins a prize
SECOND ANNUAL COYOTE SPEED SKINNING
The fastest skinners in the land compete for cash and prizes to see who holds the title as the fastest skinner. Entrants bring their own whole complete coyote. The coyote must be completely skinned and tailbone removed. Time is added for any holes in the pelt. This is a must see event as competitors come from across western Canada to compete. Think you have what it takes? Contact Ryan Demchynski 306 209 2839 to enter
No trapping event can be held without having tons for the youngsters to do. We are planning a whole list of kids activities and will be posted here as soon as announced.
Once a year trappers from all across the province get together for a great feast, friendship, and fellowship. The banquet starts with cocktails, a great meal, then all the awards are given out for competitions, followed by the always fun live auction. The evening caps off with hours of visiting and story swapping. The banquet is held in the Bella Vista Hotel ballroom across from the Communiplex. Adults $20, Age 12-16 $10, and kids 12 and under are free. Get your tickets fast as this sells out quickly.
Bella Vista Inn
800 667 0790 or 306 682 2686
When booking you must say that you are attending the Trappers Convention as the entire hotel is booked for trappers only.
866 682 2638 or 306 682 2638
The Canalta Hotel
888 831 1331 or 306 682 4731