Who We Are

The British Columbia Trappers Association was formed in 1945 as an association of registered trappers. It is the oldest trapper’s association in Canada.

In order to protect species from over harvesting, in 1926, the Province was divided into registered traplines. Traplines are then sold to a trapper so that he/she is the only person with the right to trap furbearing animals inside this area.

Today, the BC Trappers Association works to keep its members well informed. It publishes a quarterly magazine that includes articles on approved humane traps and trap sets. The magazine also includes articles on different species and the best way to maintain a healthy breeding population.

About the BCTA

Organizational Chart
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BCTA Executive

President: Tim Killey     president@bctrappers.ca
Vice-President: Ryan Kole
Director: Glen Cartwright
Director: Karen Dunstan
Director: Bob Howard
Director: Carl Gitscheff
Director: Bryan Monroe
Director: Holly Wise

Directors / Local Chairs
REGION 1
Vancouver Island Devin McMillan

REGION 2
Lower Mainland Dave Jenkins

REGION 3
Thompson Nicola

REGION 4
East Kootenay Bob Faiers
Columbia River Reg Jean
West Kootenay Norm Ouellet

REGION 5
South Cariboo Dave Deforge
North Cariboo Ken Phillips

REGION 6
Lakes District Denys Bell

REGION 7
Prince George Murray Richards
Stuart Nechako Bob Frederick
Fort Nelson Brent Munro
Fort St. John Ray Ensz
Dawson Creek Carl Gitscheff

REGION 8
Okanagan – Similkamineen – Mike Perigo

Constitution
Please click here for the BCTA Constitution